2011 SuperDraft

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by mler1019, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. X@V!3R

    X@V!3R Member

    Apr 6, 1999
    Land of the Lost
  2. X@V!3R

    X@V!3R Member

    Apr 6, 1999
    Land of the Lost
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcsszQpI3yg"]YouTube - Blake Brettschneider Highlight.dv[/ame]
     
  3. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    And for our 3rd round pick we take.....

    an OTC, an orange seat, some orange slices ........ aka, nobody :)
     
  4. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    Belgium
    Round 3

    37 Santiago Bedoya to VAN
    38 Taylor Mueller to POR
    39 PASS by DCU [********ing Brilliant]
    40 Curtis Ushedo to CHV
    41 Matthew Marcin to PHI
    42 Andrew Sousa to NER
    43 PASS by HOU [okay, at least we weren't alone]
    44 Scott Rojo to TFC
    45 Sam Arthur to CHI
    46 Michael Mravec to SKC
    47 Sean Morris to SEA
    48 Andy Adlard to CMB
    49 PASS by NYRB [good company we're keeping]
    50 Nick Love to RSL
    51 Victor Cortez to SJE
    52 Zack Johnson to LAG
    53 Craig Hill to DAL
    54 Javed Mohammed to COL
     
  5. Hedbal

    Hedbal Member+

    Jul 31, 2000
    Leafy'Burb(Bethesda)
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    The MLS site lists Brettschneider as a "F/M/D." You can't get more versatile than that. With luck, this is Devon McTavish, Take Two.
     
  6. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
  7. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    Belgium
    I thought that was a texting acronym analogous to FML.

    ******** My Draft
     
  8. Eastern Bear

    Eastern Bear Member+

    Feb 27, 1999
    Great Falls, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    He looks pretty good in his highlight videos, but I'm sure all of his wrong footed moves would never make the cut.
     
  9. JoeSoccerFan

    JoeSoccerFan Member+

    Aug 11, 2000
    Here's a stamp, lets just mail it in. The roads are too treacherous to bother coming into the office.

    WTF

    Here are my notes on him from the combine,
    • from 1/11/11 (needs to improve), Blake Brettschneider (USC) bad cross weak left foot. good tackle on Balchan, though it was more because Balchan pushed the ball too far and it looked like Brettschneider was in slo-slo-slo motion ;
    • from 1/10/11 (horrific), Not very good in either moving with the ball, with his first touch or passing. Estupinan is not going to give him the ball again after he kept losing it. He reminds me of a poor-mans George Josten (Gonzaga) – he was so successful. ;
    • From 1/8/11 (need to observe), only played 2nd half and no notes.

    Combine isn't everything. I caught several games of USC on the teeny web thing. I caught him live in the spring. Never impressed.

    Ugh.

    This guy is going to stick around for a year or two not producing anything, but not being cut, because this organization is in a shambles and is gutless.

    PASS. Holy shit. Let me make a f-ing pick.

    I see beer in my future.
     
  10. JoeSoccerFan

    JoeSoccerFan Member+

    Aug 11, 2000
    Stats:
    • In 2010: 20/20 GP/GS, 7 G, 10 A, 74 SH, .473 SOG%
    • In 2009: 18/18 GP/GS, 2 G, 1 A, 34 SH
    • In 2008: 18/16 GP/GS, 6 G, 2 A, 28 SH, .750 SOG%
    • In 2007: 19/19 GP/GS, 4 G, 4 A, 51 SH, .588 SOG%

    • 2010 Conference USA MVP
    • 2010 Conference USA Offensive POTY
    • 2010 1st Team All-Conference USA
    • 2009 3rd Team All-Conference USA
    • 2008 1st Team All-Conference USA
     
  11. DCUroma

    DCUroma Member+

    Jul 20, 2009
    Suck it Sensi
    Club:
    AS Roma
    What position did be make the Conf USA team?
     
  12. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    Belgium
    I immediately thought to myself "Pass.... hmmm, I wonder what Joe thinks of that stroke of genius"
     
  13. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    I wonder if anyone at DCU gets paid to handle the draft, scout players, etc.
     
  14. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    now, now - the guy who does that has had the job less than 10 years, perhaps he just needs to grow into the role.
     
  15. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    They're definitely not being paid by the pick.
     
  16. Diceson

    Diceson Member

    Dec 21, 1999
    fyp

    Passing when you're expanding a roster simply doesn't make sense.
     
  17. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    Belgium
    It seems like a no-brainer.

    They must have 10 players lined up ready to announce over the next week or two.

    :rolleyes:
     
  18. Diceson

    Diceson Member

    Dec 21, 1999
    Shipalane & Khumalo II, The Return of the Truly Underwhelming.

    Just who is on the Pittsburg roster?
     
  19. MattMathai

    MattMathai BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 28, 2004
    Annapolis
    Sure it might. Perhaps their assessment of the quality remaining makes it not worthwhile.
     
  20. Hedbal

    Hedbal Member+

    Jul 31, 2000
    Leafy'Burb(Bethesda)
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    Does anyone ever go back after a few years to see which players exceeded pre-draft expectations and which failed to meet them? We all know about guys like Ream who come out of nowhere, but I'll bet there are many more who either are total busts or who show something in MLS that eluded most "experts." By definition, whoever was doing the evaluating for the MLS teams often find themselves at odds with the freelance prognosticators, or else they wouldn't draft these guys in the first place.
     
  21. United fury

    United fury Member

    Feb 9, 2007
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    Um, you guys do realize that the this is the SUPPLEMENTAL draft right? Only 1-2 players out of a draft like this ever become anything worthwhile anyway. So why the huge amount of outrage when its a total crapshoot throughout the whole draft? I'll admit that I don't understand the pass in the 3rd round but some of you seriously need to take a chill pill.
     
  22. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    1. Roster sizes went up by five players this year. All teams have to fill those positions; so the depth of the draft that's "relevant" is higher this year than it was in previous years, or will be next year.

    2. The difference in quality between 3rd round-5th round players is not that large. You're right that it's highly, highly unlikely that any pick would amount to anything much; but the same can be said for a 3rd round pick. What we *do* know, though, is that if we have more players of that level in camp, competing for a place, we'll do a better job of filling out the end of the roster.

    In other words, your question of "what's the likelihood of such a player being very good?" is the wrong question to ask. The right question to ask is "what's the likelihood of such a player being good enough to compete for positions 28-30 on the roster, against the other players on the bubble?" Do we really know for certain that no one we could have picked instead of passing could have given Barklage, Thompson, Harrison or Horwarth a run for their money?
     
  23. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    Belgium
    Not outrage. Just exasperation. When you have a lot of open spots on your roster, why not use all the avenues available to fill them? Sure, there may have been zero viable options available... or maybe the FO didn't do any research beyond the well-known programs.
     
  24. tallguy

    tallguy Member+

    Sep 15, 2004
    MoCoLand, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    Two Words: Josh Gros.
     
  25. monster

    monster Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    Hanover, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Country:
    United States
    But if they are inviting non-drafted players to camp as usual, what's the harm in actually drafting one of them?
     

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