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2010 MLS Expansion Draft: Vancouver Take Nyassi And Sturgis, Portland Make Questionable Choices

The 2010 MLS Expansion Draft has ended, with a few curious choices by the two newest Major League Soccer clubs. Toward the end, it appeared as though Portland lost the plot, picking up players the way managers do at the end of a fantasy baseball draft: "Oh, that guy? I heard about him once, years ago." Vancouver, meanwhile, stole two Seattle Sounders players, picking up Sanna Nyassi and Nathan Sturgis.  The entire list is below:

Portland Timbers

Dax McCarty (Midfielder, FC Dallas)

Adam Moffat (Midfielder, Columbus Crew)  

Eric Brunner (Defender, Columbus Crew)  

Anthony Wallace (Defender, Colorado Rapids)  

David Horst (Defender, Real Salt Lake)  

Robbie Findley (Forward, RSL/U.S. Men's National Team)

Peter Lowry (Midfielder, Chicago Fire)  

Jonathan Bornstein (Defender, Chivas USA/Tigres)

Jordan Graye (Defender, D.C. United)   

Arturo Alvarez (Midfielder, San Jose Earthquakes)

 

Vancouver

Sanna Nyassi (Midfielder, Seattle Sounders FC)

Atiba Harris (Midfielder, FC Dallas)

Nathan Sturgis (Midfielder, Seattle Sounders FC)

Shea Salinas (Midfielder, Philadelphia Union)

Alan Gordon (Forward, Chivas USA)

O'Brian White (Forward, Toronto FC)

Alejandro Moreno (Forward, Philadelphia Union)

Joe Cannon (Goalkeeper, San Jose Eathquakes)

Jonathan Leathers (Defender, Sporting Kansas City)  

John Thorrington (Midfielder, Chicago Fire)