Montreal spares Revs, surprises with Ching selection

For the second straight year, the Revs emerged unscathed from the Expansion Draft as the Montreal Impact made 10 selections on Wednesday afternoon without plucking a player from the Revolution’s roster. This after the Revs had at least one player selected in each of the first six Expansion Drafts.

It didn’t take long for Impact head coach Jesse Marsch to raise some eyebrows, however, taking Houston Dynamo forward Brian Ching with the first overall pick. Ching stated earlier this week that he would retire if selected by the Impact – instead opting for a job in the Dynamo’s front office – so we’ll see how that scenario plays out in the coming weeks. One has to imagine the Impact plans to work out a deal to ship Ching back to Texas.

You can find the full list of players selected by Montreal here. A couple of former Revs are among the list, including James Riley (who has now been selected in three Expansion Drafts, but was immediately traded to Chivas USA for Justin Braun and Gerson Mayen) and Seth Sinovic.

What are your thoughts on Montreal’s picks?

1 comment

  1. Chris B says:

    The picks were strange which is kind of predictable, the expansion teams mostly end up trading the players they pick sooner or later it seems like.

    Some will say “oh they picked no revs because they suck(ed)” but it’s the individual players we’re talking about and I’m happy the Impact didn’t take our players because I like Guy and want Caraglio to stay if possible, etc. Though I wouldn’t be opposed to the Revs making trades only if they are smart about it. We all know what happened last time the Revs pulled off a major trade…

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