Let's Talk Expansion Draft

FRISCO, TX - OCTOBER 26: Dax McCarty #11 of the New York Red Bulls dribbles the ball against Andrew Jacobson #4 of the FC Dallas at Pizza Hut Park during a on October 26, 2011 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

With the season over, it's time to look towards the expansion draft. With the Montreal Impact coming into MLS next season, yet another expansion draft will take place. Here are the rules for this year's expansion draft  which can be found here.

-Clubs protect 11 players. If a player's contract expires at the end of 2011 he will still be considered part of the club's roster.

-Generation Adidas players who have not been graduated at the end of 2011 season and homegrown players are automatically protected. 

-Clubs may make available a number of international players equal to their total number of international players minus three. 

-Once a player has been claimed from a team's non-protected roster, that team is eliminated from the expansion draft which is 10 rounds long. 

A look at the FCD roster and who could be made available after the jump 

Alphabetical order

Jair Benitez(International) 

Fabian Castillo(International)

Marvin Chavez(International)

Daniel Cruz(International)

Edson Edward

David Ferreira(International)

Maykel Galindo

Jackson(International)

Bruno Guarda

Jeremy Hall

Kevin Hartman

Daniel Hernandez

Ugo Ihemelu

Andrew Jacobson

George John

Josh Lambo

Zach Loyd

Maicon Santos(International)

Chris Seitz 

Brek Shea

Jack Stewart

Ricardo Villar 

Bobby Warshaw

Protected:

Moises Hernandez

Bryan Leyva

Ruben Luna

Richard Sanchez

Jonathan Top

Victor Ulloa

Andrew Wiedeman(doubtful he graduates from GA) 

I'll have my thoughts later(when I'm not on vacation and have time to really analyze things), but who do you see FCD protecting? 

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