Expansion Draft will be streamed live on MLSSoccer.com
Representatives from all 18 MLS clubs will participate in an Expansion Draft teleconference, that will take place on Wednesday, November 24, at 11:00 a.m. PT. The Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps FC will each select 10 players during the 10-round draft. The teleconference will be streamed on MLSsoccer.com during a special LIVE edition of ExtraTime Radio. Chivas USA Vice President of Soccer Operations Stephen Hamilton will be on the teleconference, which will begin at 10:45 a.m. PT.
Each current MLS club has had the opportunity to protect 11 players from their 2010 roster. Generation adidas players (who did not graduate at the end of the 2010 season) and Homegrown players are automatically protected and do not count against a team’s 11 protected roster spots. Designated Players with a no trade clause in their contract must be protected. MLS Clubs may lose no more than two players from their 2010 roster during the Expansion Draft.
Through the Expansion Priority Draft, Portland earned the first selection in the Expansion Draft.
A complete list of the Expansion Draft rules can be found on the Expansion Draft Page of MLSsoccer.com.