2019 MLS Super Draft Thread

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by jaykoz3, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's that time of year again. Today is the MLS Super Draft, or not so Super Draft if you will. I digress. Discus all things MLS Draft related here. It'll be interesting to see how FCC approaches the draft. We already know that some teams, here's looking at you Philadelphia Union, don't value this years draft.
     
  2. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, I asked for it.

    Philly approach vs Cincy approach.
     
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  3. El Naranja

    El Naranja Member+

    Sep 5, 2006
    Alief
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Houston reporting in to use our one pick on absolutely nothing of significance. As usual.
     
  4. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    We love our draft picks, we do.
    We love our draft picks, we do.
    We love our draft picks, we do.
    Oh, draft picks where are you?

    To be fair, we typically trade our players after a year or two anyway. Plus FCC have former two former Union players already. So trading our picks to them just cuts out the middle man, so to speak.
     
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  5. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Reports are that Colorado is sending funny money to Chicago for the #5 pick.
     
  6. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Two years ago Atlanta got Gressel at #7. Crew got Abubakar at #5.

    Last year was a wasteland, but I refuse to believe college soccer cannot produce at least a couple serviceable players. Or guys who turn into players in a year or two.
     
  7. Inca Roads

    Inca Roads Member+

    Nov 22, 2012
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Two years ago there was tons of buzz about various players. Last year and this have been dead air. Really goes with the whole draft-is-fading thing, but if this class had featured 2016-level talents, I don't think that would be the press's tone going in at all.
     
  8. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That is fair.

    I do not know whether this is the end of the draft, but it should be the end of it as an event/spectacle thing. Or close to it.
     
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  9. Justin O

    Justin O Member+

    Nov 30, 1998
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle
    But.....Julian Gressel!
     
  10. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wonder how the pundits will grade Philadelphia's draft...

    Withdrew?
     
  11. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Deserved props for Sigi to start.
     
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  12. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I guess it depends on what they do with that GAM. Or if some guys they have been developing at Bethlehem Steel produce?
     
  13. El Naranja

    El Naranja Member+

    Sep 5, 2006
    Alief
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just picking up that much cash already seems like a win for the Union versus a bunch of trialists who will get cut anyways.
     
  14. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    Starting out with a timeout. This bodes well for a fun day.
     
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  15. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    The Chicago Fire are officially ready to "Shake up the f*cking soccer world, boys!" once again.



    See 4:11 for details.
     
  16. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    After all that FCC goes out and grabs Frankie Amaya.
     
  17. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
    Commish just took a selfie with the guy.

    Thx,

    Jay!
     
  18. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Cincy has no Academy pipeline, so they are clearly mining their existing USL squad and the draft for nuggets.

    They had a pretty solid expansion draft/trade & signing phase.
     
  19. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    Siad Haji goes at #2 to San Jose.
     
  20. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    The only pick that really had a chance to make the roster was the 13th pick. The rest of them might end up in the USL system, but considering they are filling them up with former academy players, young academy players, and young signings (they have 3 international teens signed so far) I doubt that they make the squad. So the 13th pick and a bunch of garbage picks for twice what the 10th pick went for last year? Think that is good business regardless.
     
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  21. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    OCSC doing what Philly did the other year and taking a player that their homegrown claim on was denied for at the 3rd spot.
     
  22. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Unless Dallas takes Shinyashiki here I expect we'll hear that Chicago has traded their pick to Colorado and Colorado will select him.
     
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  23. Inca Roads

    Inca Roads Member+

    Nov 22, 2012
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    The real question here is the same as with the All Star Game. There are few events to really touch base with advertisers and sponsors and everything.
     
  24. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    FCD grabs the most pro-ready CB in the draft in Callum Montgomery. Figure he'll get a bunch of minutes in USL1 this year though.
     
  25. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    Well, this man speaks truth.
     
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