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Discussion in 'Austin Aztex' started by Native Aztexan, Aug 21, 2012.
Austin Aztex Star signs with San Antonio Scorpions
Aztex to Remain in USL PDL for 2013; May Add Women’s Team to Club
Awesome, good news on all fronts.
College Recap: Aztex Players Find Net, Lisch Solid in Goal
I missed this, thanks! Great news for Zach.
College Recap: Shelton On Scoring Streak, Will Face Dillon Powers and Notre Dame This Weekend
College Recap: Morse and Powers Shine after Weekend Games
College Recap: Pereira, Shelton Return To The Field
College Recap: Six Aztex Players Meet in HBU v. UNM Clash
HBU Huskies - Athletes of the Week: Kristopher Tyrpak
College Recap: Gendi and Tyrpak Team Up For HBU Game Winner
Aztex Help Garcia Make Transition to Professional Soccer
A Letter From David Markley: Aztex Gearing Up For 2013
College Recap: Aztex Players Closing Out Regular Season
Blake Smith and Dillon Powers are featured in Top Drawer Soccer's week 11's MLS prospects
Austin Aztex Announce Tryout Dates for 2013 Season
Congrats to Dillon Powers (College Seniors: Pre-Draft Signing) and Kekutah Manneh (Generation adidas signing) for signing with MLS.
So what does this mean exactly? As long as I've been following MLS I still don't understand the homegrown/GA/college-type stuff at all. The GA people are signed with the league? How will they wind up on a specific team?
Manneh & Powers signed a contract with the league and teams will choose the players they want in the MLS "Super"draft.
Yes. Generation Adidas players are signed with MLS and they don't count on a MLS team's salary cap if that team decades to pick that player.
In the MLS "Super"draft on January 17.
Thanks. Any thoughts on what teams might be interested in Manneh and Powers? For Manneh I was thinking that Portland (under Caleb Porter, with his long experience at the college level) or DCU (with its culture of encouraging young, individual, attacking players: Pontius, Najar, DeLeon, etc) would be good.
If I recalled, the L.A. Galaxy & Sporting K.C. had a look on Manneh during last season. Especially when he met both Landon Donovan and David Beckham (via his twitter). So the Galaxy might be his best bet.
As for Powers, I'm trying to figure out which MLS team desperately need help in central midfield. I'm think New England & Sporting K.C.
BTW I was reading Austin Aztex's & Laredo Heat's twitter updates from their USLPDL meeting in Tampa:
"Just confirmed at @USLsoccer AGM that the Austin Aztex and @LaredoHeatSC will represent the @USLPDL Mid-South Division in #USOpenCup"
And also, Oklahoma City will be the new PDL team in the Mid-South Division.
Open Cup! Woo!
MLSsoccer.com's mock drafts have Manneh going to the Fire as the 11th pick (Borg and Doyle) or Dallas as the 7th pick (Saghini). They have Powers going to SKC as the 14th pick (Borg and Doyle again) or to Vancouver as the 5th pick (Saghini again.)
4 - Manneh: Vancouver
8 - Blake Smith: Montreal
11 - Dillon Powers: Colorado
I wonder if any other team of any kind (college, PDL, youth) had as high a group of draftees.
I think the Aztex hold the title of most PDL players from a team in the first round, but Reading United had 5 players taking in the draft as a whole.
My source was the USL PDL article on this.