Just a reminder that Friday afternoon, just when you're trying to decide on your Grey Cup party options (CC or Champale?
Always a tough call, that), Toronto FC will be picking its team by adding 10 players from the existing MLS lineup (and no more than one from any of them. For the full list and rules, go here). It's the MLS expansion draft - catch the excitement!
With 2005 MLS MVP Dwayne DeRosario of Scarborough the apple of T'Citeh's eye, champions Houston have protected him - not much of a surprise there. If they want him, they're going to have to deal to get him. Won't be cheap, either.
Another Canuck, Adrian Serioux, is available (the only Canadian on the list, by my count), if they're interested.
I'm no expert at all here, but after going down the list I'm going to hazard a guess that Nate Jaqua is high on their list - 25-year-old forward, proven scorer, a starter with Chicago, and how often do those kinds of prime candidates come along in these kind of drafts? - although Jamaican international Andy Williams will also attract attention. Colorado left open U.S. international Clint Mathis and Fabrice Noel. From the greybeard file, there's Tony Meola and Cobi Jones.
As usual when there is precious little mainstream info out there, the blog world is the place to go for more. Heartening words here from The Crossbar, who's a lot more up on this stuff than I am:
Looking over the list of players, Toronto could build an incredibly good team; especially if they start from the back. It is safe to say that they will snatch any Canadian on the list. At the time being, it appears that Adrian Serioux is the only Canadian available in Friday's draft. So with Serioux and Brennan on the backline how will Toronto proceed?
Well, there's the question of the day.