Angel, Nielsen unprotected for expansion draft
November 22, 2010
In case it wasn't obvious already, Juan Pablo Angel has played his last game as a Metro. The all-time leading scorer in club history was left unprotected for the expansion draft. However, since he is out of contract at the end of the calendar year, all Vancouver and Portland will be draft is the right to negotiate his deal.
Also unprotected is winger Brian Nielsen, who spent most of the year injured and whose contract is an iffy loan from supposedly Velje, but possibly Red Bull Salzburg.
Protected players: Chris Albright, Mehdi Ballouchy, Danleigh Borman, Bouna Coundoul, Thierry Henry, Carlos Mendes, Joel Lindpere, Rafael Marquez, Roy Miller, Tim Ream, Dane Richards, Juan Agudelo (homegrown), Giorgi Chirgadze (homegrown), Tony Tchani (Generation adidas)
Exposed players: Juan Pablo Angel, Andrew Boyens, Conor Chinn, Austin da Luz, Irving Garcia, Salou Ibrahim, Brian Nielsen, Carl Robinson, Luke Sassano, Greg Sutton, Carey Talley, Sinisa Ubiparipovic