Friday, November 17, 2006

Toronto FC Expansion Draft today

Update here.

In just 30-minutes up to 10 MLS players will have a new home when Toronto FC coach Mo Johnson releases his selections for the expansion draft (update: the press conference will not take place till 2:30pm ET)

Mo can take up to 10 players, but can only take one from a team. Here is the full list of players available.

Here is my guess on his picks:

Chicago - Nate Jaqua (F)
Chivas - Tim Regan (D)
Colorado - Mike Petke (D)
DC United - Clyde Simms (M)
FC Dallas - Roberto Mina (F)
Houston - Adrian Serioux (D/M)
LA - Paulo Nagamura (M)
New England - Joe Franchino (D)
New York - Edson Buddle (F)
Salt Lake - Andy Williams (M/F)

Columbus - None
Kansas City - None

For me the biggest surprise would be not taking Canadian Adrian Serioux from Houston. A second surprise, through nowhere near as big would be passing over Buddle. Mo liked him enough to bring him to New York before he got fire, so I don't see why he wouldn't do the same thing in Toronto.

The pick I am the least sure about it Joe Franchino. There are a number of good options from the Revs (such as James Riley or Jeff Larentowicz), so who knows.

What would be really wild is if Mo went with John O'Brien from Chivas. With his injury woes and high salary, I don't see this happening, but who know, Mo might be thinking outside the box, i.e. O'Brien will recover some day.

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