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Sounders’ MLS expansion draft set Nov. 26

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Oct. 24, 2008 at 2:42 pm with No Comments »
October 24, 2008 2:42 pm

Seattle Sounders FC will add 10 veteran players to its roster Nov. 26, when Major League Soccer holds its expansion draft.

Under league rules, existing teams can protect 11 players from their current rosters, and the Sounders may claim only one player from 10 of those teams.

Those exisiting teams are required to submit their lists of protected players to the League by noon Nov. 24 — and the resulting list of available players will be made public that day.

Full details on the expansion draft rules are available at the MLS website.

Meanwhile, at least one MLS writer has speculated on which players might be protected by Toronto FC.

As of now, Seattle Sounders FC have signed three players: American goalkeeper Kasey Keller, French striker Sebastien Le Toux and Gambian midfielder Sanna Nyassi.

The Sounders have not yet named a coach.

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