MLS Mock Expansion Draft, 2011: SB Nation Soccer Projects All 18 Protected Lists

SB Nation Soccer's editors project the protected lists for all 18 MLS teams.

Later tonight, SB Nation Soccer will conduct our second ever MLS Mock Expansion Draft. But before we could do that, we needed to figure who was going to be available. In order to do that, we asked the editors from each of our 18 team-specific MLS blogs to project who they think their team will protect.

We felt that this would give our mock draft at least some sense of realism. Going off these lists, SB Nation World Soccer Editor Kevin McCauley will play the part of Montreal Impact general manager and pick the 10 players he think would get the expansion team off to a solid start. Our Mock Expansion Draft will begin at 7 p.m. Eastern and be streamed live right here. SB Nation Soccer contributor Drew Epperley will also provide some post draft commentary.

In the meantime, feel free to weigh in on the players our editors chose to protect. For some of their explanations, check out this StoryStream from earlier in the week.

SB Nation Soccer's Projected Protection Lists

Chicago Fire: Jalil Anibaba, Logan Pause, Cory Gibbs, Diego Chaves, Josip Mikulic, Orr Barouch, Sean Johnson, Sebastian Grazzini, Patrick Nyarko, Dominic Oduro, Marco Pappa, Corben Bone. Automatically protected: Victor Pineda    

Chivas USA: Justin Braun, Laurent Courtois, Ante Jazic, Dan Kennedy, Nick LaBrocca, Michael Lahoud, David Junior Lopes, Marcos Mondaini, Alejandro Moreno, Heath Pearce, Ben ZemanskiAutomatically protected: Chris Cortez, Brian de la Fuente, Blair GavinZarek Valentin.

Colorado Rapids: Conor CaseyOmar CummingsBrian MullanPablo Mastroeni, Jeff LarentowiczEddie Ababio, Sanna NyassiDrew MoorMarvell Wynne,Anthony WallaceKosuke KimuraAutomatically protected: Davy Armstrong, Josh Janiere.

Columbus Crew: Eddie GavenChad Marshall, Sebastián Miranda, Emilio Rentería, William HesmerRobbie RogersEmmanuel EkpoRich BalchanJulius JamesShaun Francis, Danny O'Rourke. Automatically protected Dily Duka, Aaron Horton, Tony Tchani.    

FC Dallas: Jair Benitez, Fabian Castillo, Marvin Chavez, Kevin Hartman, David Ferreira, Maicon Santos, Ugo Ihemelu, Andrew Jacobson, Georg John, Zach Loyd, Brek Shea, David Hernandez. Automatically protected: Josh LamboBryan LeyvaRuben LunaRichard SanchezJonathan TopVictor UlloaAndrew Wiedeman.

DC United: Dwayne De RosarioChris PontiusPerry KitchenBrandon McDonaldDejan JakovicSantino QuarantaClyde SimmsJosh WolffStephen KingDaniel Woolard, Chris Korb. Automatically protected: Bill Hamid, Perry Kitchen, Conor Shanosky, Andy Najar, Ethan White

Houston Dynamo: Geoff CameronBrad DavisAndre HainaultAdam MoffatLuiz CamargoTally HallColin ClarkCalen CarrCorey AsheJermaine TaylorBrian Ching. Automatically protected: Tyler Deric, Will Bruin, Danny Cruz, Alex Dixon, Francisco Navas, Kofi Sarkodie, Josue Soto.    

LA Galaxy: Landon DonovanRobbie KeaneOmar GonzalezTodd Dunivant, AJ DeLaGarza, Sean Franklin, Juninho, David BeckhamJosh SaundersMike Magee, Chad Barrett. Automatically protected: Jack McBean.

New York Red Bulls: Thierry Henry, Rafael Marquez, Joel Lindpere, Frank Rost, Dane Richards, Tim Ream, Jan Gunnar Solli, Teemu Tainio, Mehdi Ballouchy, Luke Rodgers, Roy Miller. Automatically protected: Juan Agudelo, Corey Hertzog, Sacir Hot, Matt Kassel.

New England Revolution: AJ Soares, Benny Feilhaber, Rajko Lekic, Chris Tierney, Milton Caraglio, Monsef Zerka, Darrius Barnes, Shalrie Joseph, Matt Reis, Kevin Alston, Ryan Guy. Automatically protected: Diego Fagundez.    

Sporting KC protected list: Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Roger Espinoza, Graham Zusi, Omar Bravo, Kei Kamara, CJ Sapong, Jimmy Nielsen, Teal BunburyAutomatically protected: Kevin Ellis, Jon Kempin.

Portland Timbers: Troy Perkins, Kenny Cooper, Jorge Perlaza, Kalif Alhassan, Diego Chara, Mike Chabala, Lovel Palmer, Sal Zizzo, Jack Jewsbury, Eric Brunner, Eric Alexander. Automatically protected: Darlington Nagbe.

Philadelphia Union: Sebastien Le Toux, Danny Mwanga, Michael Farfan, Gabriel Farfan, Sheanon Williams, Carlos Valdes, Roger Torres, Veljko Paunovic, Kyle Nakazawa, Freddy Adu, Brian Carroll. Automatically protected: Zac MacMath, Jack McInerney, Amobi Okugo, Zach Pfeffer.    

Real Salt Lake: Nick Rimando, Kyle Beckerman, Javier Morales, Jamison Olave, Nat Borchers, Will Johnson, Tony Beltran, Chris Schuler, Fabian Espindola, Alvaro Saborio, Paulo Jr. Automatically protected: Luis Gil, Donny Toia, Nico Muniz.

San Jose Earthquakes: Chris Wondolowski, Sam Cronin, Brad Ring, Rafael Baca, Steven Beitashour, Justin Morrow, Jason Hernandez, Khari Stephenson, Joey Gjertsen, Nana Attakora, Anthony Ampaipitakwong. Automatically protected: David Bingham, Ike Opara.

Seattle Sounders: Steve ZakuaniFredy Montero, Alvaro Fernandez,Mauro RosalesOsvaldo Alonso, James Riley, Brad EvansJeff ParkeJhon Kennedy Hurtado, Sammy Ochoa, Erik FribergAutomatically protected: Michael Tetteh.        

Toronto FCMilos Kocic, Stefan Frei, Torsten Frings, Danny Koevermans, Joao Plata, Ryan Johnson, Eric Avila, Terry DunfieldJulian de Guzman, Richard Eckersley, Adrian CannAutomatically protected: Oscar Cordon, Doneil Henry, Nicholas Lindsay, Keith Makubuya, Peri Marosevic, Ashtone Morgan, Matt Stinson

Vancouver Whitecaps: Eric Hassli, Camilo Sanvezzo, Jay DeMerit, Alain Rochat, Michael Boxall, Jordan Harvey, Jeb Brovsky, Carlyle Mitchell, Davide Chiumiento, Long Tan, Gershon KoffieAutomatically protected: Philippe DaviesNizar Khalfan,Michael NanchoffOmar SalgadoBrian SylvestreRussell Teibert.     

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