As incoming franchise Montreal Impact gets set to choose 10 unprotected players from 18 MLS clubs later today, Lagerwey says it was a difficult choice putting the likes of Andy Williams, Ned Grabavoy and Robbie Russell on the list that the Impact can select from.
| "It's never fun to say who is protected and who is not," Lagerwey told the MSalt Lake Tribune. "When you have to say that to guys who have made a major contribution to the club over many years.
"It's about protecting the best group.
"We look at salary, contract, experience, quality of depth. It's never one thing.
"[Creating the list is] psychological more than anything, making peace with someone you will have to do without."