Rapids Release List of Unprotected Players for Friday's Expansion Draft
DENVER (Tuesday Nov. 14 2006) – The Colorado Rapids today released their list of unprotected players who will be available for selection in Friday's MLS Expansion Draft.
Major League Soccer’s expansion draft for its thirteenth team Toronto FC will take place this Friday Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. MT with the Canadian club selecting 10 players from the rosters of the rest of the clubs in MLS. The results of the draft will be revealed on MLSnet.com following the draft on Friday.
Each MLS team was allowed to protect 11 players on its current 28-man roster (Senior and Developmental rosters combined). The following are the unprotected players available for selection by Toronto FC in the expansion draft. The draft rules follow the list of unprotected players.
COLORADO RAPIDS UNPROTECTED PLAYERS:
Jordan Matt (GK)
CHICAGO FIRE UNPROTECTED PLAYERS:
Mahoney David (GK)
Thornton Zach (GK)
CHIVAS USA UNPROTECTED PLAYERS:
Burpo Preston (GK)
COLUMBUS CREW UNPROTECTED PLAYERS:
Busch Jon (GK)
Gaudette Bill (GK)
Palmer Noah (GK)
Walker Jonny (GK)
FC DALLAS UNPROTECTED PLAYERS:
Burse Ray (GK)
Cassar Jeff (GK)
D.C. UNITED UNPROTECTED PLAYERS:
McIntosh Ryan (GK)
Rimando Nick (GK)
HOUSTON DYNAMO UNPROTECTED PLAYERS:
Wells Zach (GK)
KANSAS CITY WIZARDS UNPROTECTED PLAYERS:
Hesmer Will (GK)
Kronberg Eric (GK)
Oshoniyi Bo (GK)
Van Den Bergh Dave
LOS ANGELES GALAXY UNPROTECTED PLAYERS: Enfield Michael
Saunders Joshua (GK)
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION UNPROTECTED PLAYERS:
Abundis Jose Manuel
Tomasso T.J. (GK)
Warren Doug (GK)
NEW YORK RED BULLS UNPROTECTED PLAYERS:
Behonick Michael (GK)
Meola Tony (GK)
REAL SALT LAKE UNPROTECTED PLAYERS:
Garlick Scott (GK)
Nolly Jay (GK)
MLS Expansion Draft Rules:
-Each team may protect 11 players from its 28-man roster (Senior and Developmental rosters combined).
-Generation adidas players are automatically protected. (Players in this category who are "graduated" to the Senior Roster at the end of the 2006 season are not automatically protected.)
-Teams may make available no more than one Senior International player.
-Toronto FC may select no more than one player from any given MLS team.
-Toronto FC will make a total of 10 selections.
-A player who retires will not be considered part of the Senior Roster and therefore is not eligible for the draft and does not need to be protected.
-Toronto FC player classifications:
-Domestic players – Canadian citizens or Canadian permanent residents
-Up to four Senior Internationals (non-domestic players who turn 25 years or older during the year).
-Up to three additional Senior Internationals who would qualify as Domestic players on a U.S.-based MLS team
-Five Youth Internationals (up to 24 years old); two of these slots expire at the end of the team’s 2008 season.