New clubs build through expansion draft
The Portland Timbers and the Vancouver Whitecaps built up their inaugural rosters in Major League Soccer's expansion draft on Wednesday.
The 16 existing teams were allowed to protect 11 players from their rosters. Portland and Vancouver, which begin play next season, chose among the remaining players.
The Whitecaps used two of their first three selections to take players from the Seattle Sounders, midfielder Sanna Nyassi and midfielder/defender Nathan Sturgis.
The Timbers attracted attention for taking two members of the U.S. national team, forward Robbie Findley and defender Jonathan Bornstein. Both have said they will not play in MLS next season, instead opting to go to foreign clubs.