Friday, November 17, 2006

Toronto FC and MLS expansion draft

Serioux heads up TFC list
Nov. 17, 2006. 02:45 PM

Choosing players from six eastern and four western conference teams, Toronto FC claimed 10 players out of Friday's MLS expansion draft. Toronto starts play next season in the MLS. Here's the list of players that go on the roster alongside first signee Jim Brennan:

1. Paulo Nagamura (Los Angeles Galaxy). 23-year-old midfielder has played two seasons with Galaxy, Brazil native.
2. Danny O'Rourke (New York Red Bulls). 23-year-old former all-American midfielder coming off his first MLS season.
3. Jose Cancela (New England Revolution). 30-year-old Uruguayan forward/midfielder.
4. Adrian Serioux (Houston Dynamo) 27-year-old defender from Scarborough was lone Canadian left available in draft.
5. Nate Jaqua (Chicago Fire). 25-year-old forward scored eight goals for Fire last year, but may be headed to Europe or traded to another MLS team.
6. Rod Dyachenko (D.C. United). 23-year-old midfielder coming off his first season with MLS big club.
7. Jason Kreis (Real Salt Lake). 33-year-old forward is MLS's leading all-time goal scorer with 108 goals in 301 matches.
8. Tim Regan (Chivas USA). 25-year-old defender with three MLS seasons under his belt.
9. Ritchie Kotschau (Columbus Crew). Veteran defender and sometime U.S. international is heading into his 10th MLS season.
10. Will Hesmer (Kansas City Wizards). 24-year-old goalkeeper has only three MLS starts to his credit.

The newcomers join Brennan, a 29-year-old midfielder from Newmarket, Ont., who became Toronto FC’s first player when he signed a multi-year deal with the club in September.

Johnston said he’ll announce the signing of four Canadian international players next week.


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