Alright, so I know I've already been doing some examinations of teams in the past (namely Seattle, Columbus, and Real Salt Lake thus far), however, today I participated in an actual mock draft, with all the same rules as the real expansion draft. Both myself and 86 Forever's Benjamin Massey took turns drafting players from each of the other 16 MLS teams, carefully selecting players we believed would make for a good 2011 roster.
Here were the rules:
- Playing the part of the Timbers, I got first pick for each round. Take that Vancouver.
- Only two players maximum were allowed to be taken from each team. So if I took 2 from Chivas, Chivas would be closed to both myself and Benjamin.
- Once a player was taken from a team, that team could then go back and protect one additional player.