Tuesday, November 10, 2009

2010 MLS Superdraft Order & Picks

The 2010 MLS Superdraft is now in the books. Click here for results. I'll leave this list of pre-draft trades up, but now we can start looking ahead to the 2011 MLS Superdraft.

Trade/Pick Movement List

Round 1

CLB has COL's pick (Noonan)
DAL has TOR's pick (Serioux)
NY has HOU's pick (Oduro)

Round 2

COL has DAL's pick (Ihemelu)
COL has DC's pick (Gomez)
DAL has CLB's pick (2008 picks)
DAL has TOR's pick (Ibrahim)
NY has LA's pick (Magee)
RSL has DAL's pick (Davies)
SJ has DAL's pick (Campos)
SJ has HOU's pick (Weaver)
TOR has COL's pick (Richardson)

The Davies pick is for the lowest of DAL's two second rounders (CLB & TOR; their normal pick is now COL's). That pick now belongs to SJ, after originally being traded to RSL.

Round 3

CHV has SJ's pick (Burling)
DAL has CLB's pick (2008 picks)
HOU has SEA's pick (Ianni)
KC has NE's pick (International slot)
SJ has TOR's pick (Garcia)

The Burling pick doesn't specify whether it's for SJ's original pick or the TOR pick that they also own. I've listed it as SJ's pick, #35, but it could also end up being #37.

Ianni's pick was conditional. If he had played in 20 regular season games, the the pick would've became a second rounder. He ended up only playing 17.

Round 4

CLB has CHI's pick (Herron)
CLB has LA's pick (Miglioranzi, conditional)
LA has RSL's pick (Mathis, conditional)

Conditional Picks

CHI has CHV's pick (Curtin)
CHV has TOR's pick (Guevara)
LA has DC's pick (Wicks)
NE has DC's pick (John)
NY has RSL's pick (Kovalenko)
RSL has CHV's pick (Talley)
SJ has HOU's pick (Weaver)

Soccer America said at the time that Chivas is guaranteed a first rounder out of the Guevara deal. Since they got a second rounder in this year's draft, that means they should probably get TFC's 2010 first rounder, right? Of course, Dallas already holds that pick.

The Talley pick is a second rounder in either 2010 or 2011. The John pick is also in one of those two years, though a round isn't mentioned.

Supplemental Draft Wasted Trades

CHI has SJ's 4th round pick (R.Johnson)
HOU has DC's 4th round pick (C.Thompson)
SJ has LA's pick (Kirovski, conditional)

The supplemental draft no longer exists.

Generation Adidas Players

Every top pick since 2003 has been a GA player (or Project-40, as it was once known). These players are underclassmen signed to contracts before the draft. As they are younger and also don't count against the salary cap, they will almost certainly make up at least half of the first round picks.

I highly recommend Buzz Carrick and 3rd Degree's 2010 Generation Adidas tracking page for all the latest news and rumors.

On December 10th, 3rd Degree posted the preliminary GA list which includes 30 names. See the link above.

Top Seniors

On December 10, the 2010 MLS combine player list was released by the league, which includes 62 players. 3rd Degree also posted the list of "senior targets" to possibly be signed before the draft. Two players are on that list who aren't on the combine list: Paulo da Silva (SMU) and Stephen McCarthy (UNC).

Those 64 along with the GA players will make up the majority of the draft picks.

Besides those 64, what other names are worth remembering? Now that the draft is only days away, there are a few really good sources for detailed information. One is the best blog for following college soccer prospects, Pro Player Pipeline. He has rankings of the top prospects for each position, as does the aforementioned Carrick at ESPN Soccernet. SBI also had some good coverage last year, including the best series of mock drafts on the net. I believe Ives did a very in depth draft day chat last year as well.

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Comments on "2010 MLS Superdraft Order & Picks"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:10 PM, January 16, 2009) : 

How will TFC give both Dallas and Chivas USA their 2010 first round pick?


Blogger scaryice said ... (3:49 PM, January 16, 2009) : 

Good question.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:44 AM, January 17, 2009) : 

I'd recommend adding several Big West players. It produces some of the best seniors:
2007 - Brad Evans
2008 - Rookie of the Year Sean Franklin, plus Andy Iro
2009 - Chris Pontius

Here's a big list of suggestions:
Martin Browne, Western Ill
Len Coleman, Georgetown
Austin da Luz, Wake Forest
Claudio Dantas, Albany
Jamie Darvill, Loyola, Md.
Justin Davis, New Mexico
David Estrada, UCLA (injuries)
Mauro Fuzetti, Michigan
Irving Garcia, UC-Irvine
Sunghyun Kim, Cal St Northridge
Zach Loyd, North Carolina
Jimmy Maurer, South Carolina
Robert Pate, Cal St Northridge
Tye Perdido, Gonzaga
Zach Schilawski, Wake Forest
Seth Sinovic, Creighton (5th-year Sr)
Andy Stadler, George Washington
David Walker, UCSB

I think they all belong on your list, although a major shortcoming is that the best recognized college players are attackers, while the best pro prospects are usually more defense oriented.


Blogger Will said ... (12:45 PM, February 25, 2009) : 

J.T. Noone was second in the nation for assists per game. While I agree the defensively oriented are great prospects, vision, knowledge of the game, and creating opportunites can boost the results of any sqaud.

He should get some consideration, it would be a shame for him to get signed overseas.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:58 AM, June 17, 2009) : 

I wouldn't be surprised if Chivas USA ends up with only to picks. Preky loves washed up players. Well that is if Preky doesn't get canned for bouncing out of the playoffs.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:06 PM, June 21, 2009) : 

Anybody know the details on which RSL pick NY has?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:01 PM, June 29, 2009) : 

I think you are not considering Zach Tierney. He just transfered from New Mexico to UIC. He is on the minds of many MLS coaches.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:31 PM, July 07, 2009) : 

I see the posted list has Western Ill. Forawrd Martin Browne. I have spent plenty of time and seen many players on the WEstern Illinois team. I think there are atleast two other players with the ability to compete at the next level. First being the keeper Stephen Paterson who has started 3 years and will be a leader heading into his senior campaign, he has the stats to back himself up and won a national title in pdl with the Thunder Bay chill, the other is MF/D Noah Suter, he has been plagued with injuries and only made one appearance last year due to a torn hamstring but when he is on the field things happen, he is a left footed player that has track star speed and an above average left foot from the run of play as well as set pieces. He is a converted forward set to play left back this year. He reminds me of Daniel Alves but faster and more athletic. I think all three of theses guys deserve consideration, They play a tough schedule that includes three ranked teams northwestern #9, Drake # 21, UIC #11, and big ten oppnent Ohio State and Big East opponent Cincinatti, so with a chance to prove they all three can compete with the best in the country it should be fun to see what people think of them after that tough run of games is over.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:44 PM, July 27, 2009) : 

Ross LaBauex- Virginia
Also if Tony Tchani is fully recovered from ACL tear could have potential.
Zach Schilwaski- WF


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:30 PM, August 07, 2009) : 

Pablo Delgado from Wisconsin. Spanish player with good skills.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:21 AM, October 04, 2009) : 

Eric Winblad from Azusa Pacific University, a top NAIA contending school in Southern California. He was NAIA player of the year and is the best small school defender in the nation. He deserves some serious looks from the MLS.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:55 PM, October 04, 2009) : 

Update on Western Ill. potential, i was able to watch Western ill. conference opener in kansas city last night and saw the players mentioned above. of the three Stephen Paterson looks like a potential first round quality keeper after that game, and Noah Suter seems to be an anchor at left back for this team as the other two backs are a freshmen and a sophomore, the thing for him is his speed it is something that is at a premium in pro sports as far as martin Browne jr goes i didnt see much overall be he did have a few moments that spark interest.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:42 PM, October 08, 2009) : 

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:38 PM, October 12, 2009) : 

Has anyone else seen any of these players from less recognized school? and if so what do you think of what has been said already? IE, Western Illinois players Stephen Paterson or Noah Suter, Azusa Pacific player E. Winblad? Just wanted to get some more input as these are players i have heard nothing of.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:26 PM, October 13, 2009) : 

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:32 PM, October 21, 2009) : 

i havent personally seen winblad but have heard many good things... but on the other hand i have seen the few players out of WIU, I think that the keep s.paterson is and should be drafted and if he is not he will eventually find his way on to an mls roster and as far as N. Suter goes he plays solid and doesnt make mistakes in the back but the game really avoided his side of the field when i watched does possess great speed. That being said i do not think he is on anyones draft radar could possibly make a squad if invited for a tryout. small chance though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:19 PM, October 29, 2009) : 

what about the younger players to look at? who are the top prospects to go early?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:38 PM, November 05, 2009) : 

Michael Ferguson can be a big time player. One of the most athletic players I have seen in years. Would fit in well with a team like Colorado who needs a younger forward/right midfielder to push the likes of Peterson and Noonan.

Also hails from K.C. I believe so he could be an easy purchase for the Wiz.

If I had my agent license I'd pick him up sooner than later.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:26 AM, November 07, 2009) : 

As far as younger players you have Ike Opara, corbin bone, billy schuler, kirk urso, sheanon williams, michael chesler, zac macmath. They all are being looked at to go early in the draft this year the question will be witch team is going to pick them up.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:08 PM, November 11, 2009) : 

It was mentioned in an earlier post, but when it comes to seniors you have to consider David Walker, UCSB. SB has had a lot of pro success over the last few years (e.g. Pontius and Iro), and Walker seems to be the next in line. Even after breaking four metacarpals in his hand early in the season, he managed to not miss a game and still lead the team in goals for the regular season. He's been playing forward, but probably projects better as an outside mid due to his incredible speed (especially with the ball) and ability to serve it in. If SB wasn't so young/inexperienced this year, he probably would have double the assists due to a couple of seasoned finishers at the end of his brilliant crosses. I see him in the second or third round.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:31 AM, November 18, 2009) : 

Saw the Michael Ferguson comment up above, seems his teammate Senior Eric Gehrig has been left off the top seniors in the country list. Hard worker with good distribution and tackles. Could be a solid pro and possibly be a good pick should he get drafted..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:23 PM, November 19, 2009) : 

Steven Beitashour from San Diego State University will also be a great pick who's a senior.. He has tremendous speed with great 1 v 1 abilities both offensively and defensively. I still haven't seen someone beat him in a foot race to win the ball. I heard he's planning on Europe where a first division team offered him a contract in summer of 08. I know he'd like to stay here but not many MLS teams have heard of him. Teams should really watch out for this kid though. He can play either side as midefield or defense. Consider this kid if you want a true pro with some gifted abilities.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:36 PM, November 20, 2009) : 

Saw Princeton at San Diego State because Bob Bradley was in attendance. Beitashour stood out as he had a phenominal game, stopping 3-4 for sure goals single handedly against Princeton. He also found himself in the attack with the game winning assist. Pretty sure he got man of the match and coach Bradley was impressed.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:52 AM, November 22, 2009) : 

Mwanga Pac 10 Player of the Year

Oregon State University

18 Year Old Sophomore.

Best attacking player in the NCAA

MLS GA10-lock if he wants it.

Othewise can choose options in Europe.

How did you miss this?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:26 PM, November 23, 2009) : 

Chesler has ties with RSL another and is very likely to go GA next year as a junior but probably also will Karo Okiomah plays right midfield or forward as he has already been looked at by USL teams after his freshman year austin aztex from his home town of austin has shown some interest in him just after his freshman year a kid to watch going into his junior year


Blogger David said ... (6:51 PM, November 24, 2009) : 

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Blogger Sundby said ... (6:54 PM, November 24, 2009) : 

I know he's on the list now, but I'll say it again... David Walker, UCSB. Two playoff rounds, two game winners in 1-0 victories. Team leader in goals and points, all-Big West first team, another week on College Soccer News team of the week.


Blogger michael said ... (9:02 PM, November 25, 2009) : 

If they were smart they would draft a proven defender, Rich Martinez out of Hofstra, played for Puerto Ricos world cup team, a lock down defender!!! he’s all CAA conference three years in a row & all-american hon.mention 2009. also made pdl all-confernce team… Also probably he best overall athelete in the draft


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:45 AM, December 03, 2009) : 

Ryan Peterman
Senior defender for WCC champions USD(#11)
WCC player of the year
2 time all-conference team
former U.S. Youth National team member
lockdown defender and best attacking def in the nation!

How is he not on this list?


Blogger Nicole said ... (7:16 PM, December 07, 2009) : 

What about senior goalkeeper Christopher Pennock from the University of Rhode Island? Started all four years and made it to the second round of NCAA's in just his freshman year. Definitely worth considering ....


Blogger Tyler said ... (9:40 PM, December 09, 2009) : 

Stoked to see Josh Didion (D, Cal Poly) is getting due recognition. He's been solid on the backline his whole career at Cal Poly during the best years in program history, is level-headed, has a great work rate and seems like an all-around good guy. Go Didi


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:29 PM, December 14, 2009) : 

conor chinn for san francisco is easily a top forward in the nation, has 27 goals in the last two years, his team just had a bad year. zach lloyd for unc is also a top player, best player hands down in the final four, he shut down akrons all american forward and whole attack, oh yeah and he's not even a defender.


Blogger scaryice said ... (6:36 AM, December 15, 2009) : 

Yeah, those two are at the combine so I took them off.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:41 PM, December 19, 2009) : 

list is flawed. many players have been left out. as someone close to the scene, i personally know many players who have failed to appear on this list


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:29 PM, December 28, 2009) : 

Anyone heard names of long shots from DII, DIII, NAIA, or little none Div I? The name I heard a few times from reliale sources is a kid from DIII named Kendall McFayden. I hear he is an incredible athlete that has done very well in DIII and PDL? Anyone know him or other unknowns that could be drafted?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:01 PM, December 28, 2009) : 

Kevin Gallaugher - defender from 2008 NCAA Div II National Champions Cal State Dominguez Hills - repeat NCAA Div II National Player of the Year 2008 & 2009 - 6 time All American - CCAA conference MVP 2008 & 2009.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:41 PM, January 03, 2010) : 

McFayden is a DIII kid, but I asked a few guys and they say he is legit. It would be nice to see an underdog DIII kid get a chance.


Blogger Ulises said ... (7:44 PM, January 06, 2010) : 

Ulises from indianapolis that's a good pick xD


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:57 AM, January 12, 2010) : 

Players who are less recognized...
Edson Edward(D), Stefan De las(D), and Carlos Ortiz(GK)
They are all from a small Naia school, Graceland University. All of them should receive looks. Besides Winbald from Azuza what Naia players are getting looked at?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:02 PM, January 14, 2010) : 

What about Tyler Hadzinsky (GK) from Chapman University? While it is a Divsion III school, his career GAA is .60, he is a pure athlete,and is very strong and instinctive. I haven't seen a keeper like him in a long time.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:38 PM, January 15, 2010) : 

What about Lucas Rodriguez from Midamerica Nazarene,Kansas, native from argentine, midfield/forward 4 times All America, excelent skills He's really good!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:14 AM, December 27, 2010) : 

The top 2 Keepers in this years draft(size, intellect, organization skills, ability and consistency, one on one skills, and proven over 4 years with top and lower performing team) are Josh Ford of UConn (though has admittedly had a great defense in front of him and Jimmy Maurer of South Carolina - 2nd most shutouts in school history while playing behind a defense that had 6 major injuries and constantly changing defensively personnel the past three years - not great practice keeper but great game Keeper) and the next on the list would be most assuredly Zac Mac Math (very good stats and ability but again behind a great defense and players such as Omar Gonzales his Frosh year!)
Meredith of Monmouth is also very good but Cal Keeper while terrific in 2010 has no stats over other years to show consistency long term?? It will be interesting to see if teams have done their homework or just go for promos on players by SW's.!

Former College recruiter & Reg team coordinator/


Anonymous per head service said ... (5:03 PM, January 26, 2013) : 

All those draft are quite interesting, I haven't pick mine but .


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