Today was MLS' expansion draft for the Portland Timbers and the Vancouver Whitecaps. Unlike last year when KC were untouched by expansion side Philadelphia, Sporting lost one player this year. Jonathan Leathers was selected by the Whitecaps in the 9th round of 10. Vancouver and Portland then proceeded to trade many of their selections away for draft picks and allocation money. Leathers ended up being one of six players drafted by the Whitecaps that is currently still on the team. So all the predictions of Jimmy Conrad or Shavar Thomas being taken turned out to be false. Of all the players I had felt Leathers would have been a good choice due to his low salary and his experience in the league.
Leathers finished his KC career playing 34 league games for KC, 25 of them starts playing 2,320 minutes. In all competitions Leathers played another 10 games for KC, start 9 of them for 3,169 minutes played. In his career with KC, Leathers picked up 1 assist, in his final game for KC on a goal by Birahim Diop in their 4-1 win over San Jose. Leathers did record one goal in one of the team's reserve league games before the league was discontinued. Good luck to Jonathan next season, except against KC.