Alvarez, Cannon selected in MLS Expansion Draft

Alvarez chosen by Portland Timbers; Cannon heading to Vancouver Whitecaps FC

San Jose Earthquakes players Arturo Alvarez and Joe Cannon were selected in the MLS Expansion Draft Wednesday morning. Alvarez was chosen by the Portland Timbers and Cannon by Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

Alvarez appeared in 80 games in two different stints in San Jose, starting 49 times. He scored 13 goals and notched seven assists in five seasons with the Earthquakes.

Cannon leaves the Earthquakes after appearing in 171 games over the course of eight seasons. He posted 44 shutouts and won 66 games with San Jose.

Transactions: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) –  M Arturo Alvarez selected by the Portland Timbers and GK Joe Cannon selected by Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft.