Timbers set for MLS Expansion Coin Toss Wednesday
July 27, 2010
Major League Soccer's Portland Timbers, along with fellow 2011 MLS expansion franchise Vancouver Whitecaps FC, will participate in the Expansion Priority Coin Toss Wednesday during halftime of the 2010 AT&T Major League Soccer All-Star Game on ESPN2. The coin flip will determine the first pick in the 2011 Expansion Draft, SuperDraft and priority in other player acquisition mechanisms.
The winning club will announce first priority in one of the mechanisms on Aug. 11. The two teams will then alternate choices through the priority list, which also includes USL player priority, allocation ranking, designated player ranking, discovery ranking, lottery ranking and waiver/re-entry draft ranking.
Representing the Timbers for the coin flip is technical director Gavin Wilkinson. He will be joined by MLS Executive Vice President Todd Durbin, who will oversee the coin flip, and Whitecaps representative Greg Anderson.
Kickoff of the 2010 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, is set for 5:30 p.m. (Pacific) on ESPN2; the coin flip will air during halftime. The game features forwards Landon Donovan and Brian Ching, midfielders Dwayne De Rosario and Guillermo Barros Schelotto, defenders Chad Marshall and Omar Gonzalez, goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts and the top players in MLS against world-famous English Premier League club Manchester United.