Midfielder Graham Zusi among 11 players protected by Sporting.
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Sporting Kansas City Protected Player List

Sporting Kansas City turned in its protected player list Monday afternoon in advance of Wednesday's Expansion Draft to begin stocking the rosters of 2011 Major League Soccer expansion clubs in Vancouver and Portland. The following players are unavailable for selection by either Portland or Vancouver.

PROTECTED
M Davy Arnaud   
M Stephane Auvray   
D Matt Besler   
D Roger Espinoza   
D Michael Harrington   
M Jack Jewsbury   
F Kei Kamara   
GK Jimmy Nielsen   
M Craig Rocastle   
F Ryan Smith   
M Graham Zusi

EXEMPT
F Teal Bunbury (Generation adidas)
GK Jon Kempin (Homegrown Player)

The Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps FC will each select 10 players during the 10-round draft. 

Representatives from all 18 MLS clubs will participate in an Expansion Draft teleconference which will be streamed on MLSsoccer.com during a special LIVE edition of ExtraTime Radio. The coverage will begin at 12:45 p.m. CT.

Each current MLS club has had the opportunity to protect 11 players from their 2010 roster. Generation adidas players (who did not graduate at the end of the 2010 season) and Homegrown players are automatically protected and do not count against a team’s 11 protected roster spots. Designated Players with a no trade clause in their contract must be protected. MLS Clubs may lose no more than two players from their 2010 roster during the Expansion Draft.

For the full list of players available for Wednesday's expansion draft, visit MLSsoccer.com.

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