Chester, Pa. (November 24, 2010) – The Vancouver Whitecaps today selected Shea Salinas (eighth pick overall, fourth by Vancouver) and Alejandro Moreno (14 overall, seventh by Vancouver) in the 2010 Major League Soccer Expansion Draft. Both players were acquired by Philadelphia Union on November 25, 2009 in last year’s Expansion Draft.
Salinas was acquired by Nowak and his coaching staff from the San Jose Earthquakes. Salinas’ first and only goal with the Union came against Houston and was the MLS Goal of the Week for Week 10 in Philadelphia’s first-ever road win. The 24-year old started seven of the 17 games he appeared in, playing a total of 795 minutes.
Moreno joined the Union from the Columbus Crew, where he spent the three previous years. Widely regarded as one of the hardest workers in Major League Soccer, Moreno excels at holding the ball up in the opponent’s third and setting his teammates up in space. While with the Union, Moreno started 25 of the 26 games he played in, recording a total of 1,974 minutes and logging two goals and seven assists.
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