Among the regulars who were left exposed by the Philadelphia Union in the MLS Expansion Draft was midfielder Justin Mapp. The Montreal Impact, joining the league in 2012, have selected Mapp with their third choice behind first pick Brian Ching (Dynamo) and Zarek Valentin (Chivas). Jonathan "The Goalkeeper" Tannenwald points out that Mapp played for Impact coach Jesse Marsch when the two were with the Chicago Fire from 2003 to 2005.
Mapp was certainly a serviceable midfielder who at times was electrifying, with bursts of speed jumpstarting attacks. He was a bit of an enigma here. Mapp was just as likely to make a 40 yard cutting run and score a beautiful goal from distance as he was to be completely invisible for games at a time. He's got a ton of talent, but hasn't been able to put it all together.
The Union have young players ready for more minutes and will likely look
to further solidify the position before next season, so he was
Good luck to Mapp up in Montreal. We'll always remember him for that blistering two-goal performance against Toronto...
A team can only lose one player in the expansion draft, so Freddy Adu
and the other unprotected Unioners have survived the pillaging. [expansion draft rules here]
Update: The Union have selected Tanzanian midfielder Nizar Khalfan, formerly of the Vancouver Whitecaps, in the MLS waiver draft.
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The Eagles lost middle linebacker Jordan Hicks on the second play of Monday night's game against the Redskins.
Hicks suffered an ankle injury and was almost carried off the field without being able to place any weight on his right leg. After getting checked out on the sideline, he was carted into the Eagles' locker room.
After the Eagles originally said Hicks was questionable to return, they ruled him out a little while later.
Hicks was in some clear pain coming off the field. As he waited for the cart, he was consoled by injured safety Chris Maragos, who was lost for the season in Carolina.
Coming into Monday's game, Hicks was listed as questionable with a calf injury. He said he hurt his calf after overcompensating for his injured ankle. On Saturday, when asked if he was 100 percent, Hicks said "who is?"
Hicks played in all 16 games last season but has struggled with injuries dating back to his years in college. He played eight games as a rookie in 2015 before tearing his pec.
Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) was inactive on Monday, so the Eagles are down to Nigel Bradham, Najee Goode and Joe Walker in their base defense.