23rd Nov2011

Major League Soccer’s New Club

by DFE

Today MLS held their expansion draft so that the newest club the Montreal Impact (from Canada) could field their initial roster needs. Although 98% of FC Dallas fans would have loved to see Jeremy Hall go, FCD did escape untouched. FC Dallas’ only move today was waiving Edson Edward who sat out of the 2011 season with an ACL injury.

Montreal Impact


Jeb Brovksy

Pos: D/M | Age: 23

Former club: Vancouver

GP 24 | G 0 | A 1

A converted midfielder who showed promise in his rookie year in Vancouver. A good engine and a youthful willingness to get forward from the right outside back position.

WATCH: Brovsky highlights

Bobby Burling

Pos: D | Age: 27

Former club: San Jose

GP 71 | G 1 | A 2

A big presence in the center of the Quakes defense in 2011. He has gotten physically stronger and developed his positional sense in recent years. Was once a teammate of Marsch’s at Chivas USA.

WATCH: Burling highlights

Brian Ching

Pos: F | Age: 33

Former club: Houston

GP 189 | G 77 | A 28

Winner of three MLS Cup trophies, the Big Kahuna brings experience and a targetman’s nous. Injuries limited him to just 20 games in 2011, but scored 5 goals and was instrumental in Houston’s run to MLS Cup final.

WATCH: Ching highlights

Josh Gardner

Pos: D | Age: 29

Former club: Columbus

GP 43 | G 3 | A 5

Honest defender with years of experience in MLS and the lower divisions. Possesses a rocket of a shot when allowed to unleash it on freekicks.

WATCH: Gardner highlights

Justin Mapp

Pos: M | Age: 27

Former club: Philadelphia

GP 221 | G 18 | A 44

Crafty left-footed 27-year-old with years of pro experience. Has the talent to be a game changer if given the freedom to roam.

WATCH: Mapp highlights

Sanna Nyassi

Pos: M/F | Age: 22

Former club: Colorado

GP 64 | G 7 | A 8

Speed, speed, and more speed. But the Gambian international has also honed his skills and is now one of the most dangerous wingers in the league.

WATCH: Nyassi highlights

James Riley

Pos: D | Age: 29

Former club: Seattle

GP 178 | G 2 | A 14

Tough, well traveled right back who became a fan favorite in Seattle with his uncompromising play and embracing of the local community.

TRADED: To Chivas USA for Justin Braun and Gerson Mayen.

WATCH: Braun & Mayen highlights

Seth Sinovic

Pos: D | Age: 24

Former club: Sporting KC

GP 40 | G 0 | A 0

An afterthought in his rookie season in New England, he moved to KC and became the regular left back. Brings energy and grit.

WATCH: SInovic highlights


Zarek Valentin

Pos: D | Age: 20

Former club: Chivas USA

GP 25 | G 0 | A 0

Youth, speed, good touch, personality, and international experience — he has the potential to be the complete package at right back.

WATCH: Valentin highlights

Collen Warner

Pos: D | Age: 23

Former club: Real Salt Lake

GP 37 | G 0 | A 5

Young, skillful midfielder who saw some real minutes in 2011, deputizing for the injured Javier Morales. Can score or play set-up man.

WATCH: Warner highlights

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