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Sounders lose Nyassi and Sturgis

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Nov. 24, 2010 at 11:50 am with 3 Comments »
November 24, 2010 4:55 pm

The Vancouver Whitecaps selected Seattle’s Sanna Nyassi with their first pick in today’s expansion draft.

The Sounders then added Patrick Ianni to their protected list.

And with their third pick in the draft, the Whitecaps took starting midfielder Nathan Sturgis.

Nyassi did not remain a Whitecap very long, as Vancouver almost instantly traded him to Colorado for an international player slot.

Here are the full draft results.

Leave a comment Comments → 3
  1. exSlacker says:

    Who, given our remaining players, will handle set pieces? That, to me, was one of Sturgis’ biggest contributions. It wasn’t that he was tremendous at it…it was that everyone prior to him was sub-par and he was fully serviceable. In addition, we now, after TWO years have a team without a single player who has ever converted an MLS penalty kick. I’m hopeful that we’re going to be actively looking for someone who can fill that gap. Let the trades and signings begin..you know all the clubs were just waiting for this to end.

  2. exSlacker says:

    Is it just me or was Portland playing beer-a-pick expansion draft. Their first five picks are GREAT…and then they realized they were hammered and started picking players who aren’t likely to be on the continent (Lowery excluded). Those first 5 are so strong though, that you have to give them a decent grade. Vancouver got a bunch of guys who can start right away in Thorrington, Nyassi, Sturgis, Harris, Moreno, Cannon, Salinas, Gordon…it’s interesting how much of their draft was spent on the attacking side of the field. I hope they don’t think Demerit can BE a defense all by himself…are they going to play a 1-6-3? lol…with that said, they got plenty of quality.

  3. EverydayFan says:

    Nyassi to Colorado makes the best of a bad thing for me … I can root for him now, as long as they’re not playing us … Vansterdam would have made things much more complicated

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