It’s All About The Draft – See If You Can Make Any Sense Of It
Timbers Add Ten in Expansion Draft by mao at the Portland Timbers Blog at The Offside
Portland Timbers added ten new players today in the Major League Soccer Expansion Draft. Analysis will follow, but here are the twenty players taken by Portland and Vancouver Whitecaps:
1. Dax McCarty: Midfield – Dallas
3. Eric Brunner: Defender – Columbus
5. Adam Moffat: Midfield – Columbus
Three Draftees Leave Before Even Arriving in Portland by mao at the Portland Timbers Blog at The Offside
Gavin Wilkinson and John Spencer were busy all morning drafting players in the MLS Expansion Draft. They spent the afternoon moving players through trades, leaving just seven of the ten drafted players still under the Timbers’ name. The biggest news of the day was Portland’s trade of top pick Dax McCarty to DC United for young defender Rodney Wallace and a fourth round SuperDraft pick. Rumors are swirling that the Timbers have a major international central midfielder close to a deal, so moving McCarty, the most coveted player in the draft, clears room for that move. [more]
Timber Bits – Expansion Draft Edition Vol. 1 by paulsepp at Dropping Timber
Yesterday was a big day in Timbers history, and possibly the the wildest in terms of transfers, as the Timbers drafted two players who seem to have their bags packed, and drafted 3 others only to send them packing. The Timbers also selected five young and experienced players who will see playing time next year. The roster now stands at eleven and the hunt for talent continues. [more]
Timbers’ hope they’ll get Jonathan Bornstein by Scott French at ESPN Los Angeles
He’s signed, sealed and all but delivered to Mexico’s UANL Tigres, but that didn’t dissuade the Portland Timbers from taking a chance on Chivas USA captain Jonathan Bornstein.
The Timbers, one of two clubs joining Major League Soccer next season, selected Bornstein (Los Alamitos/Los Alamitos HS and UCLA) with the 15th selection in Wednesday’s 20-player expansion draft, no matter that the left back/midfielder is beginning a four-year contract in January with Monterrey-based Tigres. [more]
Nimo not Subject to Draft-Exclusion! at Prost Amerika Soccer
Real Salt Lake’s Alex Nimo was one of seven players waived by their clubs late on Wednesday night. Because he does not meet the age and service requirements to participate in the Re-Entry Draft, he is now available to sign a new contract with any MLS club on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Including Portland where he has played most of the last two years. [more]
MLS expansion draft recap – Timbers inaugural roster grows by Kip Kesgard at OregonLive.com
The MLS offseason began in earnest as the final whistle blew on the MLS Cup in Toronto on November 21, but the existing clubs knew the winter months were going to be anything but slow. With two new clubs joining the fold for 2011, the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS was hosting an expansion draft to help the new clubs populate their roster. [more]
The Portland Timbers’ dizzying day of draft and trades by Geoffrey C. Arnold at The Oregonian
The Portland Timbers did the expected and the unexpected during a flurry of trades and deals surrounding the 2010 Major League Soccer expansion draft Wednesday.
Not surprisingly, the Timbers used the first overall pick to select midfielder Dax McCarty from FC Dallas. But two hours later, the Timbers then turned around and traded McCarty to D.C. United in exchange for midfielder Rodney Wallace and a fourth-round draft choice in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft January 12. [more]