Montreal Impact Select 10 Players in 2011 MLS Expansion Draft

LA Galaxy do not lose any players to Montreal in Expansion Draft

NEW YORK  – Major League Soccer today held the 2011 Expansion Draft for the Montreal Impact who begin MLS play in 2012.  The Impact selected 10 players from 272 available players left unprotected by Major League Soccer clubs.

Ten teams had a player selected from their roster while eight were left untouched. 

Each current MLS club could protect 11 players from their 2011 roster. Generation adidas players and Homegrown players were automatically protected. Designated Players did not have to be protected unless the player has a no trade clause in his contract.  Each MLS club could lose no more than one player from their 2011 roster through the Expansion Draft.

Below is a complete list of players selected in this year’s draft.

2011 MLS Expansion Draft Selections

(listed in order of selection)

Pick

Player 

Position

Former Club

1

Brian Ching

Forward

Houston Dynamo

2

Zarek Valentin

Defender

Chivas USA

3

Justin Mapp

Midfielder

Philadelphia Union

4

Bobby Burling

Defender

San Jose Earthquakes

5

Jeb Brovsky

Midfielder

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

6

Collen Warner

Midfielder

Real Salt Lake

7

Josh Gardner

Defender

Columbus Crew

8

Sanna Nyassi

Midfielder

Colorado Rapids

9

James Riley*

Defender

Seattle Sounders FC

10

Seth Sinovic

Defender

Sporting Kansas City

* Immediately after selecting James Riley in the Expansion Draft, Montreal traded Riley to Chivas USA in exchange for Justin Braun and Gerson Mayen.

Note: After the conclusion of the Expansion Draft, MLS conducted a draft of waived players, open to all 19 clubs. The Philadelphia Union selected former Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Nizar Khalfan. Khalfan was the only waived player selected.