Vancouver opts for top 2011 MLS Draft pick, Portland to select first in Expansion Draft

Vancouver opts for top 2011 MLS Draft pick, Portland to select first in Expansion Draft

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Vancouver opts for top 2011 MLS Draft pick, Portland to select first in Expansion Draft

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The Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps took part in an Expansion Priority Draft on Monday and the result saw the Whitecaps choose the option of having the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 MLS Draft.

Portland will pick second in the MLS Draft and will have the second pick in each round of the draft while the Whitecaps will have the top pick.

Vancouver chose having the top pick in the 2011 draft over a variety of other roster building mechanisms, including having the top pick in the MLS expansion draft.  The Portland Timbers will have that distinction, giving Timbers head coach John Spencer the first crack at players left available by the existing 16 MLS teams.

VANCOUVER– First pick in the MLS SuperDraft

PORTLAND– First pick in the Expansion Draft

VANCOUVER– USSF Division- 2 Pro Player Priority on opening of signing period

PORTLAND– Designated Player Ranking

VANCOUVER– Allocation Ranking

PORTLAND– Discovery Ranking

VANCOUVER– Waiver/Re-entry Draft Ranking

PORTLAND– Lottery Ranking

What did you think of the selections? Curious to see who Vancouver winds up with at No. 1 in the MLS Draft? Any chance John Spencer doesn't draft a Houston player with his first expansion draft pick? 

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