MLS Expansion Draft

Fifteen Fire players available for selection by Montreal Impact

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club announced Monday its 11 protected players ahead of the 2011 MLS Expansion Draft. The selected players will be announced via livestream on www.MLSsoccer.com at approximately 2:00 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Nov. 23. The Montreal Impact will select 10 players from MLS’ other 18 clubs. Montreal will select first in the MLS SuperDraft in Kansas City, Mo. on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 11:00 a.m. CT with the first round airing live on ESPN2.

Each club is required to protect 11 players. If a club has four or more foreign players, it is required to protect at least three. The Impact may not select two players from any one club. Second-year goalkeeper Sean Johnson graduated from the Generation adidas program. Below is the list of all 29 Fire players:

Protected (11):

Sean Johnson – GK

Cory Gibbs – DEF

Jalil Anibaba – DEF

Gonzalo Segares – DEF

Pavel Pardo – MID

Logan Pause – MID

Marco Pappa – MID

Sebastian Grazzini – MID

Patrick Nyarko - FWD

Dominic Oduro – FWD

Orr Barouch - FWD

Available for Selection (15):

Jon Conway – GK

Alec Dufty – GK

Yamith Cuesta – DEF

Dan Gargan - DEF

Steven Kinney - DEF

Josip Mikulic – DEF

Pari Pantazopoulos – DEF

Kwame Watson-Siriboe - DEF

Mike Banner – MID

Michael Videira – MID

Daniel Paladini – MID

Baggio Husidic – MID

Cristian Nazarit – FWD

Gabriel Ferrari – FWD

Diego Chaves – FWD

Players unavailable for selection due to Generation adidas/Home Grown status (3):

Corben Bone – MID

Kellen Gulley – FWD

Victor Pineda - MID