2011 MLS Mock Expansion Draft

Mock Draft: MLSsoccer.com editors project Impact picks

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O'Brian White, F, SEA

Coming off a near season-long injury, but when he's healthy, he's a beast and a poacher.

O'Brian White, F, SEA

Injury slowed him this year, as has been the case throughout his short career, but he also showed his tremendous potential.

Seth Sinovic, LB, SKC

A steady performer at left back, and falls under the young and cheap banner that's attractive to an expansion side.


Seth Sinovic, LB, SKC

A spunky left back who came into his own in 2011 after being an afterthought as a rookie. Best deal in the draft.

Ned Grabavoy, M, RSL

Needs a new contract, but proved with RSL that he can be a starter on a good team and Montreal needs a bunch of those. 

Ned Grabavoy, M, RSL

He'd slot right into Jesse Marsch’s midfield, giving the midfielder a proper stage to showcase his abilities.


Ned Grabavoy, M, RSL

Competing for a spot in RSL's vaunted midfield has kept him from being the starter and impact player his talents deserve

Leonardo, D, LA

A bit bigger, a bit younger than Nelson Rivas and, before his injury, was ready to take on a full-time starting job for the league’s best D.

Sanna Nyassi, F/M, COL

Kimura is the obvious pick, but Montreal already have some fullback depth, so Nyassi gets the nod after a strong season.


Justin Mapp, M, PHI

Perfect trade bait to acquire a top-notch holding midfielder like New England's Shalrie Joseph or Chivas USA's Paulo Nagamura.

Greg Sutton, GK, NY

Didn’t play much on loan to Montreal, which could show that they aren’t confident in him, but he’s experienced and doesn’t hit the cap too hard.

Patrick Ianni, D, SEA

Defensive depth will be the foundation of any success Montreal manage. Ianni brings plenty of MLS experience to the table.


Blair Gavin, M, CHV

Skillful, young, and confident. Potential to develop into a silkier Jeff Larentowicz in the midfield.

Soony Saad, F, SKC

The easiest pick in the draft – lots of upside, without much risk with the 19-year-old striker.

Santino Quaranta, M, DC

An 11-year vet, but still just 27 years old, who could provide the expansion side some much-needed guidance in their first year.



Kosuke Kimura, D, COL

All energy, all the time, getting up and down the right wing. The perfect complement to Sinovic on the left.

Justin Meram, F/M, CLB

Another high upside, low cap hit kind of guy. Saad's former college teammate is a solid pick-up even if only as a reserve.

Kyle Nakazawa, M, PHI

UCLA product saw his playing time increase during his sophomore campaign, and brings some offensive punch in the midfield.


Baggio Husidic, F/M, CHI

Underappreciated. With a high soccer IQ, he might be a good fit in a Jesse Marsch midfield.

Ryan Guy, M, NE

Might not be a starter, but could be a solid contributor if you believe what you saw from him late in the season.

Zarek Valentin, D, CHV

It’s not every day a 20-year-old defender with an international pedigree and MLS experience is available with no strings attached.


Bobby Burling, D, SJ

His height, experience and low cost make him a great option for a team that will want veteran leadership.

Bobby Warshaw, M, DAL

Another second-year player, he doesn’t hit your cap hard and he has the upside and versatility you want.

Justin Meram, F/M, CLB

He’s young and cheap – sense a trend? His skill on the ball and fine form in the reserve league make him easy to take a flyer on.


Bryan Jordan, M/D, LA

Come off the bench and bring the noise. That's what this 26-year-old has perfected in his time with the Galaxy.

Sanna Nyassi, F/M, COL

A spark-off-the-bench type of guy who could start up front or on the wing if you needed him. And he's not costly.

Adrian Cann, D, TOR

If he can get healthy again, he would be the kind of defensive force every expansion team craves, plus he had a previous stop in Montreal.


Adrian Cann, D, TOR

He's got ties to Montreal and when he's not in the coach's doghouse, a decent "power" center back.

Bilal Ducket, D, VAN

Good athleticism, size, tools … inexpensive with upside … that’s the theme here for the Impact.

Joe Cannon, GK, VAN

His salary could scare Montreal away, but has the experience to lead a defense that will have to start from square one.