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Expansion Draft Time. Who Are Our Unprotected Players?


That's the sound of my maternal area imploding as I see some of my favorite players left off this list of players protected for the expansion draft.

Alonso, Osvaldo
Evans, Brad
Gonzalez, Leo
Hurtado, Jhon Kennedy
Ianni, Patrick
Jaqua, Nate
Keller, Kasey
Ljungberg, Freddie
Marshall, Tyrone
Montero, Fredy
Zakuani, Steve

That leaves the following players unprotected:

Terry Boss
Evan Brown
Chris Eylander
Michael Fucito
Taylor Graham
Stephen King
Sebastien Le Toux
Roger Levesque
Lamar Neagle
Sanna Nyassi
James Riley
Zach Scott
Nathan Sturgis
Peter Vagenas
Tyson Wahl

No Sebastien Le Toux, no James Riley, no Roger Levesque.

Le Toux and Levesque were not unexpected. Riley was, at least to me. It would SUCK to have him claimed in the expansion draft. Again. (This makes me wonder if Adrian and Sigi have their eye on a rightback in the off season.)

I'm a little surprised to see both Marshall and Jaqua on the list. Especially Marshall, given his age and salary. I thought Sigi might protect a younger, cheaper player (like Riley.)

Basically what we're seeing here is our starting XI, minus Riley and plus Ianni, who WOULD (IMO) have been taken if left unprotected.

So what do you think? Is this your list? Will Philly take anybody? If so, who?

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