The Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps will take major steps toward building their MLS expansion teams on Nov. 24, when both teams take part in the MLS Expansion Draft. Details for the expansion draft were revealed on Friday.
Each team will select ten players from the pool of players not protected by the 16 current MLS teams. Each MLS team will have the chance to protect 11 players, while all Generation adidas and Homegrown players are excluded from the expansion draft. No team can lose more than two players in the Expansion draft and after a team has lost a player, it is allowed to add a player to its protected list.
The expansion draft figures to sting some top teams that boast good depth, like Real Salt Lake and the Seattle Sounders, while teams with a high percentage of young talent on their roster, like the Philadelphia Union and D.C. United, will be in a good position to protect all their key players.
Which players are you hoping your team can hold on to? Think it's inevitable that some top teams will lose two good players? Who are you worried about your team letting go?
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