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Expansion pick at noon: White? Ianni? No one?

The Montreal Impact is expected to reveal its expansion-draft picks list at noon ... although MLS often functions on a time zone all its own.

So who will the Sounders lose?

Perhaps no one ... or at least no Sounders were included on this expansion "Best XI" list determined by New York Times soccer writer Jack Bell.

On the other hand, in three projections from, two say O'Brian White and one says Patrick Ianni.

Reaction: Interesting, I think, that these national predictions vary so significantly from those around Puget Sound, where the consensus seems to be that Michael Fucito is the goner. We'll see soon enough. But I'd be surprised if White is selected. His skill/injury makes him high reward, but probably too high a risk.