McCarty has played mostly as a central midfielder and has carved out a niche as a playmaker, notching 15 assists in the past three seasons. FC Dallas pulled back their captain, Daniel Hernandez, a 34-year-old who was not in much danger of getting selected.
No. 2 pick (Vancouver Whitecaps): Sanna Nyassi, wide midfielder. Started 14 games this season and broke out toward the end of the season, scoring a pair of late-season goals and two in the U.S. Open Cup final. The Sounders then protected center back Patrick Ianni
No. 4 picks (Vancouver Whitecaps): Atiba Harris. Had a breakout season, scoring four goals and starting 28 games. No more FC Dallas players can be taken
No. 5 pick (Portland Timbers): Adam Moffat. A regular starter in the central midfield for the Crew, making 23 starts and scoring two goals. No more Crew players can be taken.
No. 6 pick (Whitecaps): Nathan Sturgis. Emerged as a starter in the central midfield this year, making 16 starts as a 23-year-old No more Sounders can be taken.
No. 8 pick (Whitecaps): Shea Salinas. A wide midfielder that has now been taken in two successive Expansion Drafts. Philadelphia Union protect Chris Seitz.