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:
Clark Colin
Crawford Matt
Denton Eric
Gargan Dan
Gonzalez Luchi
Gotsmanov Sasha
Harvey Jordan
Jordan Matt (GK)
Keel Stephen
King Aaron
Kirovski Jovan
Mathis Clint
Nkong Alain
Noel Fabrice
Petke Mike
Tarley Melvin

CHICAGO FIRE UNPROTECTED PLAYERS:
Bedrossian Pascal
Brown C.J.
Capano Craig
Carr Calen
Curtin Jeff
Franks Floyd
Griffin Leonard
Gutierrez Diego
Jaqua Nate
Johnson Ryan
Mahoney David (GK)
Montz Jared
Plotkin Brian
Russolillo Jordan
Ruud Adam
Sanneh Tony
Thornton Zach (GK)
Thorrington John
Ughiovhe Idris

CHIVAS USA UNPROTECTED PLAYERS:
Arias Esteban
Borja Carlos
Burpo Preston (GK)
Corona Rene
Garcia Johnny
Helm Drew
Llamosa Carlos
Lopez Rodrigo
Morales Jesus
Muñoz Mike
O'Brien John
Perez Orlando
Regan Tim
Robles Eder
Sanchez Estuardo
Taylor Matt
Whitfield Brent

COLUMBUS CREW UNPROTECTED PLAYERS:
Becerra Ivan
Burch Marc
Busch Jon (GK)
Cameron Knox
Coiner Ryan
Gaudette Bill (GK)
Hendrickson Ezra
Kotschau Ritchie
Leitch Chris
Moss Brandon
Palmer Noah (GK)
Pierce Rusty
Retiz Jose
Rozental Sebastian
Vasquez Eric
Walker Jonny (GK)

FC DALLAS UNPROTECTED PLAYERS:
Burse Ray (GK)
Cassar Jeff (GK)
Dello-Russo Michael
Gbandi Chris
Goodson Clarence
Mina Roberto
Moore Justin
Oduro Dominic
Pitchkolan Aaron
Rhine Bobby
Smith Alex
Valakari Simo
Vanney Greg
Wagenfuhr David
Yi Alex

D.C. UNITED UNPROTECTED PLAYERS:
Carroll Jeff
Deroux Stephen
Donnet Matias
Dyachenko Rod
McIntosh Ryan (GK)
McTavish Devon
Mediate Domenic
Metcalf Andy
Moose Justin
Nickell Matthew
Prideaux Brandon
Rimando Nick (GK)
Simms Clyde
Ssejjemba Robert
Stokes David
Walker Jamil
Wilson John

HOUSTON DYNAMO UNPROTECTED PLAYERS:
Aloisi Chris
Chabala Mike
Goldthwaite Kevin
Gray Kelly
Holden Stuart
Hutton Martin
Lanes Aaron
Moloi Mpho
Nash Julian
Serioux Adrian
Storey Marcus
Waibel Craig
Wells Zach (GK)
Wondolowski Chris

KANSAS CITY WIZARDS UNPROTECTED PLAYERS:
Groenwald Matt
Hesmer Will (GK)
Kronberg Eric (GK)
McMahen Ryan
Oshoniyi Bo (GK)
Raad Sergei
Raybould Ryan
Roberts Brian
Shirley Stephen
Van Den Bergh Dave
Wahl Tyson
Watson Lance
Zotinca Alex

LOS ANGELES GALAXY UNPROTECTED PLAYERS: Enfield Michael
Gardner Josh
Glinton Gavin
Gonzalez Guillermo
Gordon Alan
Hansen Joshua
Jones Cobi
Martino Kyle
Miglioranzi Stefani
Nagamura Paulo
Randolph Michael
Saunders Joshua (GK)
Veris Kyle

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION UNPROTECTED PLAYERS:
Abundis Jose Manuel
Brown Kyle
Cancela Jose
Franchino Joe
Galik Jani
Gonzalez Miguel
Haggerty Patrick
Hernandez Daniel
John Avery
Larentowicz Jeff
Leonard Marshall
Oka Arsene
Riley James
Tomasso T.J. (GK)
Warren Doug (GK)
Williamson Adam
Wynn Danny

NEW YORK RED BULLS UNPROTECTED PLAYERS:
Behonick Michael (GK)
Buddle Edson
Camp Blake
Canero Peter
Graham Taylor
Henderson Chris
Jolley Steve
Kuykendall Shawn
Laventure Jerrod
Lisi Mark
Meola Tony (GK)
O'Rourke Danny
Vide Joseph
Wolyniec John

REAL SALT LAKE UNPROTECTED PLAYERS:
Acosta Adam
Akwari Nelson
Besagno Jacob
Broome Paul
Brown Chris
Cutler Kenny
Garlick Scott (GK)
Gil Brian
Harrison Chase
Hashimoto Duke
Kreis Jason
Nolly Jay (GK)
Novak Kevin
Sequeira Douglas
Trembly Seth
Williams Andy
Worthen Joey

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
-International players:
-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.