- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On November 20, 2009
- 22 Comments
- 2009 Expansion Draft
Only a couple more clubs left to preview here for the expansion draft. Now we turn our attention to a previous expansion club, one that has set the standard for all expansion clubs to come, the Seattle Sounders FC.
Sigi Schmid was able to do well with last year’s expansion draft picks but will he be lucky enough to not have someone selected from his roster this year? Let’s find out.
|Osvaldo Alonso||Terry Boss||Steve Zakuani|
|Brad Evans||Evan Brown|
|Leo Gonzalez||Chris Eylander|
|Jhon Kennedy Hurtado||Michael Fucito|
|Sebastien Le Toux
|Patrick Ianni||Stephen King|
|Kasey Keller||Roger Levesque|
|Freddie Ljungberg||Nate Jaqua|
|Fredy Montero||Tyrone Marshall|
|Sanna Nyassi||Lamar Neagle|
|James Riley||Zach Scott|
A couple names may jump out but I figure high contracts will be the reason why they may get exposed. Lots of folks from Seattle are saying Jaqua is a candidate to be exposed over say Nyassi or Le Toux because of Jaqua’s higher salary (he makes like $200k). I also went back and forth on Riley, Nyassi and Ianni.
A lot comes down again to whether or not they graduate GA contracts before the draft, if they don’t then both Riley and Ianni are going to be protected. Should Zakuani graduate from his GA contract then it gets tough. At that point I’d probably take Ianni over Riley but that could go either way. The only other that could sneak in is Marshall but I couldn’t figure out to to replace him with.
See anyone I totally missed on here? Let’s hear it.