Well we all knew this day would come, and it's almost here. Make no doubt about it, the Timbers will relish stealing at least one player from Seattle's midst. The only question is who?
Well if we refer to WVHooligan again (great blog, by the way) then we can get a pretty decent list of people that will probably get protected. Now, I say probably because these aren't actually official. They're merely an educated guess. Aside from 1 or 2 of them I'd largely agree, so we'll just use this list as the possible candidates for the Timbers expansion picks.
Jhon Kennedy Hurtado
The only choice I really don't agree with on this list is Keller. I believe Seattle will absolutely want to protect him. Sure, he has a high salary, but he's also worth it. After all, there's a reason why Seattle's paying him.
Regardless, from this list of unprotected I see three possible candidates for the Timbers:
- Nate Jaqua
- Miguel Montano
- Sanna Nyassi