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SF Community Protected List: Umony, Lowry, Lopez Edition

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Here we go again. This time it is Brian Umony, Peter Lowry, and Rodrigo Lopez. Don't forget to check out the rest of the Protected List articles here:

How it works:

  • For each player we will post a front page article highlighting a specific players pros/cons and any stats (if available)
  • Vote by posting a Yes (to Protect) or No (don't Protect) in the subject of a comment, then explain why in the message
  • We (the editors) will keep track of all the yes/no votes for each player
  • At the end of the whole roster we will total up the results and post the community's Protected list
  • Your list will be compared to the list of each contributing editor
  • The only player we will not be voting on is Darlington Nagbe as he is automatically protected based on his Generations Adidas Status.

More After the Jump

Brian Umony

Info

Brian came to the Timbers through a year long loan from Uganda. Per the Timbers' website: "As part of the loan agreement, the Timbers will have the option of purchasing the rights to Umony upon the conclusion of the loan term." (I believe that according to the expansion rules he still needs to be included even though he is on loan.

Stats

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2011 Portland Timbers 6 0 0 131 1 5 2 3 4 1 0

Pros

Brain really has a nose for the goal as he scored 3 goals and an assist in reserve games. He also was one of the only offensive subs that Spencer could use on a consistent basis as he was able to play both on the wing and up front.

Cons

 Lacked the ability to heat that quality ball on the wing and not physical enough to play up front with some of the Center Backs. The Timbers will have to purchase him from his previous club and he will take up an international spot.

Peter Lowry

Info

Peter came over in the expansion draft from Chicago. He was the captain of the reserve team for most of the games and really helped the younger players. He is in 4th year and makes $61,667.

Stats

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2011 Portland Timbers 3 2 0 146 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
2010 Chicago Fire 15 12 2 1004 0 11 4 9 1 2 0
2009 Chicago Fire 9 8 3 659 0 13 8 7 0 1 0
2008 Chicago Fire 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Totals 27 22 5 1809 0 25 12 17 1 4 0

Pros

Lowry is a play making midfielder that has some good passing skills and is able to find the open player. He has a good outside shot as his goal against West Bromich Albion shows.

Cons 

Young and is stuck behind 3 other players for time in the center of the pitch. Does not have as much toughness as one would like in a box to box midfielder.

Rodrigo Lopez

Info

Was one of the few holdovers from the USL era and was one of the last few added last pre-season. He currently makes $32,604. Played only in reserve games this year.

Pros

Has a great free kick and ability to hit an outside shot. Shows flashes of skills in a tight area.

Cons

Despite his flashes and his free kicks lacks defensive skills and some strength to stay on the ball.

What do you think? Any of them worthy of being protected?