Tag: Expansion Draft

Fire Lose Thorrington and Lowry

The Fire lost midfielders Peter Lowry and John Thorrington in today’s MLS expansion draft.  As most expected the relatively inexpensive and productive Lowry was the type of player that would draw some interest from expansion teams.  Lowry was selected in the 7th round by the Portland Timbers. The Fire gambled that John Thorrington’s salary and... Read more »

Fire's Expansion Protected List

The MLS expansion draft will be held on Wednesday and the Fire’s list of protected players includes a surprise or two.  The team has elected to protect both Mike Banner and Calen Carr while making two designated players and this year’s opening day goalkeeper available for selection by either Vancouver or Portland.  The Fire’s protected... Read more »

To Protect or Not To Protect?

The conclusion of MLS Cup on Sunday will signify the end of the 2010 season and just a few days later the clock on the 2011 season will effectively start ticking with the MLS Expansion Draft.  All clubs will submit a “protected list” naming eleven players who will not be eligible for selection by new... Read more »

Expansion Draft Update; Top 10 Fire Goals

Hey everyone, have a little Saturday morning update for you courtesy of scaryice — who tipped me off to these stories via email. Here we go… **Nyarko Graduating Generation Adidas?** According to [this post on Climbing the Ladder, Patrick Nyarko could be graduating from the Generation Adidas program](http://usasoccer.blogspot.com/2009/09/graduating-from-generation-adidas.html). The significance of this is that the... Read more »