MLS Mock Expansion Draft 2011, Third Round: Montreal Impact Select Michael Harrington (Sporting Kansas City)

With their third pick in the 2011 MLS Expansion Draft, the (fake) Montreal Impact select:

Michael Harrington (D, Sporting Kansas City)

Kevin's explanation: Between injuries and Peter Vermes (inexplicable) personal preference, Michael Harrington was only first choice for Sporting Kansas City for a little more than half of this season. In most of the games that he did play, he was very good. During the terrible road trip that the Sporks had to open the season, he was perhaps the best player on a team that played very poorly.

At a salary of $110,000 per year, Harrington is fairly compensated for his ability level and is not really a bargain. However, fullbacks are at a premium in MLS. There simply aren't very many good ones. Todd Dunivant's been an average journeyman for most of his career, but Bruce Arena has made him into a Best XI player. There aren't better players than Harrington just lying around.

Analysis from Drew Epperley: I actually really like this pick. Harrington is an underrated defender that just battled a lot of injuries this past year in Kansas City. He's a little pricier than most of Kevin's picks but I view him as a guy that mainly just needs a change of location to get his career back on track. This would be that kind of move for him.

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