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Quakes get out of the gate quickly
November 23rd, 2007 4:15PM

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San Jose head coach Frank Yallop has assembled the first 10 pieces of the Earthquakes expansion puzzle, and he has some history with most of the players selected.

Defender Ryan Cochrane is also an ex-Quake but came to San Jose out of Santa Clara University the year after Yallop left to coach the Canadian national team, where one of his players was ex-Toronto midfielder Chris Pozniak. Yallop also coached forward Gavin Glinton in Los Angeles.

Shortly before Yallop took over in Los Angeles from Steve Sampson, the Galaxy traded midfielder Ned Grabavoy to Columbus. Grabavoy might get a third chance in San Jose, as Guillermo Barros Schelotto handles the playmaking duties and Crew coach Sigi Schmid has other options for the left side and as holding mid.

FC Dallas fans elected Clarence Goodson as team MVP, yet Coach Steve Morrow chose to protect Drew Moor, who played right back as well as in middle. Is Yallop hoping to trade Goodson back to Dallas for somebody else, or does he envision the 6-foot-4 Goodson as the centerpiece of his back line and will move Cochrane or Jason Hernandez (Chivas USA) instead?

Yallop picked up a pair of feisty central midfielders, Brian Carroll (D.C. United) and Joe Vide (New York). Carroll is by far the more experienced and accomplished, Vide has bite and needs seasoning. Also nabbed were experienced yet pricey midfielder Ivan Guerrero ($160,000) from Chicago as well as the versatile James Riley from New England.

Two player acquisitions are to be announced Friday along with a trade involving one of the drafted players. Yallop is researching the possibilities of bringing back former Quakes Ramiro Corrales (Norwegian club Brann) and Danny Califf (Danish club AaB Aalborg) from Europe.

SAN JOSE EXPANSION PICKS
1. Ryan Cochrane (Houston Dynamo)
2. Clarence Goodson (FC Dallas)
3. Ned Grabavoy (Columbus Crew)
4. James Riley (New England Revolution)
5. Joseph Vide (New York Red Bulls)
6. Ivan Guerrero  (Chicago Fire)
7. Brian Carroll (D.C. United)
8. Jason Hernandez (Chivas USA)
9. Gavin Glinton (Los Angeles Galaxy)
10. Chris Pozniak (Toronto FC)



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