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LA Galaxy Announce Protected Player List

The LA Galaxy have announced the players they wish to protect ahead of Wednesday’s expansion draft, and there are a few surprises. Anyone familiar with the Galaxy’s Starting XI once David Beckham came back should recognize the names on the protected list. The following internationals are on the protected list:
↵David Beckham
↵Chris Birchall
↵Juninho
↵Donovan Ricketts

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With the rest of the list following:
↵Landon Donovan
↵Edson Buddle
↵A.J. DeLaGarza
↵Omar Gonzalez
↵Sean Franklin
↵Todd Dunivant
↵Michael Stephens

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As a member of the home grown players program, Tristan Bowen is automatically protected. This makes the following 12 members of the Galaxy available for selection by Portland and Vancouver: Gregg Berhalter, Alex Cazumba, Bryan Jordan, Jovan Kirovski, Chris Klein, Dema Kovalenko, Leonardo, Eddie Lewis, Mike Magee, Yohance Marshall, Brian Perk, and Josh Saunders.