Monday, November 19, 2007

Protected and Unprotected Lists Unveiled

The Galaxy have unveiled their protected and unprotected lists ahead of Wednesday's MLS Expansion Draft. The Galaxy have protected these 11 players...

Chris Albright - defender
David Beckham – midfielder
Edson Buddle - forward
Joe Cannon – goalkeeper
Landon Donovan – forward
Ty Harden – defender
Ante Jazic – defender
Chris Klein – midfielder
Carlos Pavon – forward
Mike Randolph – defender
Troy Roberts – defender

Additionally, midfielder Quavas Kirk and forward Israel Sesay were automatically protected, per MLS rules, as members of the Generation adidas program.

That means that former coach Frank Yallop, now the head coach of the San Jose Earthquakes, will be able to select one of the following 13 players in Wednesday's expansion draft.

Mike Caso – forward
Steve Cronin – goalkeeper
Lance Friesz – goalkeeper
Gavin Glinton – forward
Alan Gordon – forward
Kelly Gray – midfielder
Kevin Harmse – midfielder
Kyle Martino – midfielder
Clint Mathis – forward
Josh Tudela – midfielder
Peter Vagenas – midfielder
Kyle Veris – defender
Abel Xavier - defender

Draft rules stipulate that San Jose can select no more than 10 players in Wednesday's draft and cannot take more than one player from any of the 13 other MLS clubs. Results of the expansion draft will be announced shortly after 10 a.m. on Wednesday.


Anonymous said...

I believe that Galaxy should have protect Abel Xavier since we need his experience in the back.

rmiro2 said...

And...some good news:

Anonymous said...

Based on what I've seen on the BigSoccer forums, lots of Galaxy fans will be very surprised (and/or mad) that Pavon was protected

Anonymous said...

rather see pavon exposed then Abel, but you guys know more "behind the scenes" stuff.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe Xavier was left unprotected. Would be sad to see Martino or Gordon go.

Anonymous said...

Great, I hope He takes Clint Mathis

Joel said...

Does the reserve team players count part of the team? If so, whats up with Johnny Bravo? :)

rmiro2 said...

Our protected roster is solid. 1 GK, 5 defenders, 3 forwards, 2 midfielders. Everyone that needed to be protected was, IMO. Though it would be sad to see Gray, Tudela, or Xavier be selected in the draft. Cross your fingers.

Ace said...

I think that Tudela &gray shuold stay and Xavier Shuold defenetly go I was expecting more out of him
every time he had the ball maybe one or two plays came out of him
I did not skills that we need in our Galaxy

Anonymous said...

Carlos Pavon was protected for what reason he is rubbish!

Anonymous said...

i can`t beleive that abel and martino and gordon and also peter were not protected. well i hope they don`t go.:( what pavon was protected what the @#$%. omg.