Sounders FC Set For Nov. 26 Expansion Draft

Seattle Sounders FC officials have begun the final phase of their selection process for the 2008 Major League Soccer Expansion Draft.RENTON, WASH. – Seattle Sounders FC officials have begun the final phase of their selection process for the 2008 Major League Soccer Expansion Draft. General manager Adrian Hanauer and technical director Chris Henderson will take 10 players in the draft this Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 1 p.m. ET.

Seattle, set to become the 15th MLS team in the 2009 season, will claim one player from 10 existing teams; four teams will not lose any player. The league has distributed the list of available players.

Sounders FC has already signed four players for its inaugural season: Kasey Keller, goalkeeper; Sebastien Le Toux, forward; Freddie Ljungberg, midfielder; and Sanna Nyassi, midfielder.

Hanauer and Henderson will make their final determinations from the Emeryville, Ca., offices of Match Analysis, a provider of video and statistical analysis tools, archiving services, and value-added content for professional soccer. Match Analysis records and verifies over 2400 distinct events per match. Using proprietary technology, every touch by every player is catalogued precisely, synchronized against video feeds, and stored in an expansive video database of international football.

Existing teams were allowed to protect 11 players between their Senior and Developmental rosters. Players whose contracts expire at the end of 2008 were still considered part of the team’s Senior Roster and among the 11 possible players to protect.

Any Generation adidas players who have not graduated at the end of the 2008 season were automatically protected by the teams and not available for the draft. If Seattle selects a Developmental player, he must be added to the Sounders FC Senior Roster as of the roster compliance date.

In addition, each team could not make more than one Senior International player available. For purposes of this expansion process, for U.S.-based teams, any non-domestic U.S. player counts as an International and for Toronto FC, any non-domestic U.S. player or non-domestic Canadian player counts as an International. Designated Players did not have to be protected unless the player had a no trade clause in which case he must be protected.

Seattle will have the right to renegotiate a drafted player's salary without having to place such player on waivers or giving his previous team a right of first refusal.

On the first day of the Discovery/Allocation Period, Seattle will have priority over players who played professionally in the USL First or Second Division in 2008, subject to another MLS team's right of first refusal.
Beginning in 2009, MLS rules limit rosters to 24 players with each club permitted up to 20 Senior players. The balance is to be comprised of Developmental players.

Listed below are the unprotected players submitted to the league by the 14 MLS teams.

Chivas USA
Chiles, Kraig
Curtin, Jim
Ebert, Eric
Ferreira, Dejair
Flores, Jorge
Hamilton, Anthony
Kennedy, Dan
Mayen, Gerson
Nurse, Roberto
Paladini, Daniel
Parker, Lance
Razov, Ante
Savage, Keith
Suarez, Claudio
Talley, Carey
Thornton, Zach
Vaughn, Lawson
Victorine, Sasha
Wicky, Raphael
Zotinca, Alex

Chicago Fire
Banner, Michael
Brown, C.J.
Carr, Calen
Frankowski, Tomasz
Herron, Andy
Kasiguran, Kai
Kettering, Tyler
King, Stephen
Lowry, Peter
Marmol, Lider
Noble, Nick
Pappa, Marco Pablo
Prideaux, Brandon
Washington, Austin
Woolard, Daniel

Colorado Rapids
Burciaga, Jose
Burpo, Preston
Cooke, Terry
Dalby, Greg
DiRaimondo, John
Erpen, Facundo
Grazier, Brian
Harvey, Jordan
Hughes, Justin
Keel, Stephen
Kimura, Kosuke
McManus, Tom
Petke, Mike
Sarkodie, Kwame
Ward, Tim
Zambrano, Cesar

Columbus Crew
Burns, Kevin
Elenio, Cory
Evans, Brad
Garey, Jason
Gaven, Eddie
Gruenebaum, Andy
Josten, George
Junge, Ryan
Lenhart, Steven
Miglioranzi, Stefani
Moffat, Adam
Noonan, Pat
Nyazamba, Stanley
Oughton, Duncan
Peterson, Andrew
Pierre-Louis, Ricardo
Plotkin, Brian
Schoeni, Kenny

FC Dallas
Burse, Ray
Daniels, Andrew
Davino, Duilio
Dello-Russo, Michael
Pitchkolan, Aaron
Rowland, Jeff
Sikora, Victor
Wadsworth, Spencer
Wagenfuhr, David
Watson, Jamie
Wileman, Chase

D.C. United
Carroll, Jeff
Carroll, Pat
Cordeiro, Ryan
Crayton, Louis
Doe, Francis
Dyachenko, Rod
Gallardo, Marcelo
Kirk, Quavas
Koroma, Ibrahim
Martinez, Gonzalo
Mediate, Domenic
Miller, Ryan
Olsen, Ben
Peralta, Gonzalo
Thompson, Craig
Thorpe, James
Vide, Joseph
Wells, Zach
Zaher, Michael

Houston Dynamo
Alcaraz, Johnny
Ashe, Corey
Barrett, Wade
Brown, Kyle
Caig, Tony
Chabala, Michael
Hatzke, Nick
Hayden, John Michael
Ianni, Patrick
Jaqua, Nate
Mulrooney, Richard
Onstad, Pat
Ustruck, Erik
Waibel, Craig
Waller, Corbin
Wondolowski, Chris
Wondolowski, Stephen

Kansas City Wizards
Hartman, Kevin
Hohlbein, Aaron
Kraus, Michael
Kronberg, Eric
Marquess, Matt
McKenzie, Rauwshan
Morsink, Kurt
Pardo, Boris
Pizarro, Nelson
Pore, Ryan
Thompson, Abe
Trujillo, Ivan
Wahl, Tyson
Watson, Lance

Los Angeles Galaxy
Adzemian, Vardan
Alamo, Charles
Allen, Ely
Barlow, Jeremy
Cronin, Steve
Dominguez, Eduardo
Franchino, Joe
Gavin, Michael
Kirovski, Jovan
Klein, Chris
Munoz, Mike
Randolph, Michael
Saunders, Josh
Tudela, Josh
Vagenas, Peter
Valentin, Julian
Wicks, Josh

New England Revolution
Angulo, Jose
Badilla, Gabriel
Brill, Samuel
Flood, Gary
Germanese, Joe
Knighton, Brad
Manzonelli, Brandon
Matamoros, Mauricio
Phelan, Pat
Smith, Khano
Thompson, Wells
Tierney, Chris
Tyler, Brandon
Warren, Doug
Zapata, Argenis Fernandez

New York Red Bulls
Borman, Danleigh
Echeverry, Oscar
Gilkerson, John
Jimenez, Diego
Kljestan, Gordon
Leitch, Chris
Magee, Mike
Mbuta, Andongcho
Mendes, Carlos
Palacio, Michael
Parke, Jeff
Patterson, Caleb
Pietravallo, Juan
Roth, David
Touray, Sainey
Wolyniec, John

Real Salt Lake
Besagno, Nik
Cutler, Kenny
Deuchar, Kenneth
Horst, David
Joy, Ian
Kirby, Dustin
Kovalenko, Dema
Mathis, Clint
Nunez, Tino
Reiman, Kevin
Reynish, Kyle
Sturgis, Nathan
Tennelle, Brennan
Williams, Andy

San Jose Earthquakes
Arce, Miguel
Ayres, Jay Michael
Cunliffe, John
Denton, Eric
Ghebru, Michael
Glinton, Gavin
Grabavoy, Ned
Gray, Kelly
Gustavson, Michael
Hatzke, Matt
O'Brien, Ronnie
Riley, James
Roberts, Jamil
Smarte, Adam
Somma, Davide

Toronto FC
Attakora-Gyan, Nana
Elkinson, Kilian
Freeman, Hunter
Gala, Gabe
Gaudet, Derek
Melo, Joey
Ricketts, Rohan
Rosenlund, Tyler
Ruiz, Carlos
Smith, Jarrod
Smith, Johann
Sutton, Greg
Velez, Marco
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