MLS Expansion Draft: Timbers Go With Defense, Whitecaps Focus On Midfield

No. 17 (Timbers): Jordan Graye. A decent defender, who earned 20 starts as a 23-year-old. Kurt Morsink protected by DC United

No. 18 (Whitecaps): Jonathan Leathers. Has seen decreased playing team each of the past two seasons, dropping off from a career high 1,093 in 2008. Eric Kronberg protected by Sporting Kansas City

No. 19 (Timbers): Arturo Alvarez. The former Earthquake has proven to be a capable scorer, notching at least three goals in the past five seasons.

No. 20 (Whitecaps): John Thorrington. Saw a big decrease in playing time this season, but is a five-year MLS veteran who scored five goals in 2008.

Summary of selected players

Timbers: Dax McCarty (MF), Eric Brunner (DF), Adam Moffat (MF), Anthony Wallace (DF), David Horst (DF), Robbie Findley (FW), Peter Lowry (MF), Jonathan Bornstein (DF), Jordan Graye (DF), Arturo Alvarez (FW). Defenders (5), Midfielders (3), Forwards (2).

Whitecaps: Sanna Nyass (MF), Atiba Harris (MF), Nathan Sturgis (MF), Shea Salinas (MF), Alan Gordon (FW), O'Brian White (FW), Alejandro Moreno (FW), Joe Cannon (GK), Jonathan Leathers (DF), John Thorrington (MF). Defenders (1), Midfielders (5), Forwards (3), Goalkeepers (1).

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