Originally Posted by Yachtzee
When they had the double expansion for Portland and Vancouver in 2010, followed by the Montreal expansion in 2011, Columbus lost 3 players. LA and NYRB lost 0. I think the Revs also lost 0, but they rarely have players anyone else wants these days.
That is true, but the rules weren't any different from LA or NYRB than they are for Columbus or SKC. I can't think of a single player that was drafted that would be killer to any of those franchises. I suppose it hurts depth a bit and that might be a reason that some of the Galaxy unprotected players weren't taken. They are either not that good or are a little higher priced by MLS standards (e.g. Mike Magee).