With their fifth pick in the 2011 MLS Expansion Draft, the (fake) Montreal Impact select:
Kevin's explanation: Up until this point, my picks for the Impact haven't really required defending and/or justification. All four players were at least two of young, currently starter quality, and very cheap for their ability level. Ryan Cochrane is the first player selected who does not necessarily meet those criteria. He's 28 years old, a borderline starter, and he makes $70,000 a year. So why did I take him?
Simply because just about every available central defender who is better than him and available for selection makes a ton of money. The Impact are not going to spend $210,000 on Bobby Boswell. Finding inexpensive and serviceable central defenders is rough, you guys.
Analysis from Drew Epperley: You got to take at least one guy with a mustache right? He's a little older and has started to become a bit of a journeyman. He's cheaper and worth taking a risk on.