Mathematically, Real Salt Lake may not lose a player in Wednesday's 2011 Expansion Draft. The Montreal Impact will make 10 player choices from 18 MLS teams.
However, RSL general manager Garth Lagerwey said he is certain of losing a player, and it may be one of three major contributors to Real's success during the past three years. Andy Williams, Ned Grabavoy and Robbie Russell were all left unprotected and one of them might be wearing a Montreal jersey in the 2012 MLS season.
"It's never fun to say who is protected and who is not," RSL general manager Garth Lagerwey. "When you have to say that to guys who have made a major contribution to the club over many years.