Expansion Draft List: Toronto FC

Expansion Draft List: Toronto FC

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On November 20, 2009
  • 10 Comments
  • 2009 Expansion Draft
Toronto will certainly protect their stars but who won't be protected? (Getty Images)

Toronto will certainly protect their stars but who won't be protected? (Getty Images)

The 15h and final club in our expansion draft speculation lists is Toronto FC. Yesterday they announced Preki as their new head coach and his first big task will be helping General Manager Mo Johnston with figuring out who to protect and who to leave exposed in the expansion draft.

Protected Available Exempt
Nana Attakora Jim Brennan Stefan Frei
Chad Barrett Brian Edwards Fuad Ibrahim
Sam Cronin Lesly Fellinga
Ali Gerba Gabe Gala
Julian de Guzman Nick Garcia
Dwayne De Rosario Amado Guevara
Emmanuel Gomez Carl Robinson
Amadou Sanyang Pablo Vitti
Adrian Serioux
O’Brian White
Marvell Wynne

Toronto will also come down to the GA contracts getting graduated or not before this draft. Should they graduate players Frei will certainly be protected over probably someone like Gerba.

Other than that I really had little problems coming up with who to protect and who not to out of this bunch. They have plenty of young talent and some high priced veterans. Seems wise to protect the younger guys and expose veterans like Guevara and Garcia.

See any issues with this? Let’s hear it!

  • SDM

    Wow. While I expect Preki will get rid of Guevara as soon as possible, I can't think of any sensible reason why they would leave him unprotected, and take the chance of letting him go for nothing. Switch Gerba for Amado, and you are dead on.

  • SDM

    Wow. While I expect Preki will get rid of Guevara as soon as possible, I can't think of any sensible reason why they would leave him unprotected, and take the chance of letting him go for nothing. Switch Gerba for Amado, and you are dead on.

  • Big E

    Would Nowak pick Guevara? I think not.

  • Big E

    Would Nowak pick Guevara? I think not.

  • Jc P

    No way Robbo is left available, backlash would be too great. Gerba or more likely Barrett would be made available with those huge contracts.

  • Jc P

    No way Robbo is left available, backlash would be too great. Gerba or more likely Barrett would be made available with those huge contracts.

  • Ottawa T.F.C.

    De Guzman does not have to be protected under the Beckham rule. Switch JDG, Barrett, and for Amado and Brennan

  • Ottawa T.F.C.

    De Guzman does not have to be protected under the Beckham rule.

    Switch JDG, Barrett, and for Amado and Brennan

  • prizby

    barrett will be left available, as will gerba, you left too many internationals available (you forgot x -3)…so 6-3…so Fellinga should be protected (he's inexpensive) over Gerba…someone wanted JDG switched…won't happen – JDG has been linked to another club that would be willing to trade with Philly for him…i can see gala or edwards being protected over Barrett, but preki has said expect some surprises

  • prizby

    barrett will be left available, as will gerba, you left too many internationals available (you forgot x -3)…so 6-3…so Fellinga should be protected (he's inexpensive) over Gerba…someone wanted JDG switched…won't happen – JDG has been linked to another club that would be willing to trade with Philly for him…i can see gala or edwards being protected over Barrett, but preki has said expect some surprises