Monday, November 24, 2008

The list: Galaxy

Here are the players the Galaxy protected and left exposed ahead of Wednesday's MLS expansion draft.

Protected players: David Beckham, Edson Buddle, Landon Donovan, Sean Franklin, Alan Gordon, Ante Jazic, Bryan Jordan, Eddie Lewis, Brandon McDonald, Alvaro Pires, Troy Roberts.

Exposed players: Vardan Adzemian, Charles Charles, Ely Allen, Jeremy Barlow, Steve Cronin, Eduardo Dominguez, Joe Franchino, Michael Gavin, Jovan Kirovski, Chris Klein, Mike Munoz, Mike Randolph, Josh Saunders, Josh Tudela, Peter Vagenas, Julian Valentin, Josh Wicks

The team didn't need to protect Israel Sesay or Tristan Bowen as both players are Generation Adidas.

The list doesn't come as much of a surprise except for a pair of players. Mike Randolph is a decent young player who did well at times for the Galaxy. He's got upside, doesn't command a high salary and can play a pair of positions. He may be a decent option for Seattle, probably not an immediate starter for them but certainly someone who can challenge for a starting spot.

Jovan Kirovski is on this list. Yes, the same Jovan Kirovski who stumbled for a season and a half with the Galaxy before he was dealt away to Colorado. Bruce Arena must see something in him that most of us don't. The Galaxy dealt for him earlier in the day, giving up a conditional supplemental draft pick for him.

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