BY ADAM SERRANO
The 2010 season may be only be a few days dead, but the 2011 season has already kicked off with the Expansion Draft.
The Vancouver Whitecaps and the Portland Timbers added ten players to their initial MLS rosters on Wednesday as their clubs began to take shape for the 2011 season. FC Dallas midfielder Dax McCarty was chosen by Portland with the first overall pick in the Expansion Draft while the Whitecaps selected Sounders winger Sanna Nyassi with their first selection.
Current MLS clubs could only lose two players and several did lose their full allotment. Eight clubs including Seattle, Dallas, Real Salt Lake, the Columbus Crew, Chivas USA, Chicago Fire, San Jose Earthquakes and the Philadelphia Union each lost the maximum two players. No players were selected from the Los Angeles Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, New England Revolution and the Houston Dynamo.
The complete list of picks is below the jump:
Portland Timbers FC: Dax McCarty, Eric Brunner, Adam Moffat, Anthony Wallace, David Horst, Robbie Findley, Peter Lowry, Jonathan Bornstein, Jordan Graye, Arturo Alvarez
Vancouver Whitecaps FC: Sanna Nyassi, Atiba Harris, Nathan Sturgis, Shea Salinas, Alan Gordon, O'Brian White, Alejandro Moreno, Joe Cannon, Jonathan Leathers, John Thorrington
Who do you believe won the draft? Like Portland taking a risk on Bornstein and Findley? Think the Whitecaps will go after a DP?
Share your thoughts below.