MLS 2020 Superdraft

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  1. rkupp

    rkupp Member+

    Jan 3, 2001
    I tried googling for info about the super draft and was shocked to find so little information about it - like the specific date for the draft. What I did find was:
    • word was (didn't see anything official) there would be no combine anymore; teams would cover the college cup, maybe there would be some kind of league-wide player evaluation there, teams could invite prospects in for training/workouts like other US sports leagues do
    • league was exploring some kind of convention type thing for teams, like the 'winter baseball meetings' to get more media attention and give teams the forum for working on deals.
    • Draft would be held in conjunction with the United Soccer Coach's Convention, Jan. 15-19th (as usual), held in Baltimore this year
    • Draft would be done by conference call, no live media-event (again, didn't find any official announcement or release)
    After various trades, the Revs currently have 2 first-rounders (#6, #13) and 2 second round picks. Third and fourth round picks were traded away.
     
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  2. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From Topdrawer - "This year, instead of the traditional MLS Combine, the league has decided to host a player showcase game in conjunction with the College Cup.
    Another tweak to the format is players can play while also retaining eligibility; no Generation adidas offers have been extended or signed, allowing underclassmen to compete in the game and then decide to return to school if an offer doesn't materialize.
    The Athletic's Sam Stejskal tweeted out the roster for this year's showcase, which obviously excludes players from Wake Forest, Georgetown, Virginia and Stanford."
    Name School Class
    M Gabriel Costa SMU Junior
    F David Egbo Akron Junior
    D Simon Kelressner California Senior
    D Patrick Nielsen Michigan State Junior
    M Ryan Raposo Syracuse Sophomore
    D Carlo Ritaccio Akron Sophomore
    D Aedan Stanley Duke Sophomore
    M Daniel Pereira Virginia Tech Freshman
    GK Simon Lefebvre Temple Senior
    D Jack Maher Indiana Sophomore
    M Aaron Molloy Penn State Senior
    F Garrett McLaughlin SMU Senior
    M/F Jack Hallahan Michigan Senior
    D Javain Brown South Florida Sophomore
    GK Elliot Panicco Charlotte Senior
    F Daniele Proch Duke Senior
    D Aime Mabika Kentucky Junior
    D Felicien Dumas Notre Dame Senior
    F Kimarni Smith Clemson Junior
    M/D Jeremy Kelly North Carolina Senior
    D Johannes Bergmann Maryland Senior
    F Robbie Robinson Clemson Junior
    F Daniel Trejo CSUN Junior
    M Nicky Hernandez SMU Junior
    F Cal Jennings UCF Senior
    GK Wallis Lapsley UC Davis Senior
    M Luka Prpa Marquette Senior
    M Philip Mayaka Clemson Freshman
    D Patrick Seagrist Marquette Senior
    M Manuel Ferriol James Madison Senior
    F Anders Engebretsen St. Mary's (CA) Senior
    F Jorge Gonzalez SIUE Senior
    F Dayonn Harris Connecticut Senior
    M Louis Perez UCF Junior
    M Brandon Williamson Duke Senior
    M Jesus Perez UIC Senior
    D Simon Waever Indiana Senior
    M Joris Ahlinvi Indiana Senior
    M Jack Skahan North Carolina Senior
    M Cherif Dieye Louisville Senior
     
  3. NFLPatriot

    NFLPatriot Member+

    Jun 25, 2002
    Foxboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Draftopia Mock draft has the Revs taking these two players in the first round. 2nd pick they show the Revs taking Tanner Beason a 6'1 defender from Stanford but they talk about Henry Kessler so not sure who they really think the Revs will take. Reading their picks they did that on several choices so they are all over the place. I have to agree on there thinking though but I feel the Revs will go heavy on defenders and will take two with their first 4 picks
    1. New England Revoultion: Milan Iloski, F, UCLA

      New England gets a the best player on their board rather than drafting for need at 6. The 5-10 155 lb Milan Iloski can play striker, secondary striker, left wing, or right wing with his versatility. Iloski has 17 goals, 2 assists, and 36 points in 2019. He reminds me a lot of a former Revolution draft pick out of UCLA named Kelyan Rowe so New England drafts Iloski at 6.
      1. New England Revoultion: Tanner Beason, D, Stanford

        New England gets the best player on their board at 13. The 6-4 185 lb Henry Kessler has helped Virginia record 14 shutouts so far in 2019.
     
  5. Feldspar

    Feldspar Member+

    Nov 19, 1998
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But we really need someone more in the mold of Andrue Farrell....
     
  6. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Exactly lol
     
  7. Jon Martin

    Jon Martin Member+

    Apr 25, 2000
    SE Mass
    Does anyone "draft for need" in 2019? Would teams not always take the best available player, given the low likelihood of any draftee making the team?
     
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  8. BrianLBI

    BrianLBI BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 7, 2002
    New Hampshire
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Beason is Generation Adidas.
     
  9. Doublecard

    Doublecard Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I very much agree with you, but does it make a difference now that we have a Revs 2 option?
     
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  10. Sachem07

    Sachem07 Member

    Mar 28, 2009
    Middleboro
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Interesting. We could "build" Revs 2 with 3 strong "position of needs". (A Striker, a CD/M, CB who can use both feet for example).
     
  11. Sachem07

    Sachem07 Member

    Mar 28, 2009
    Middleboro
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    hahahaha we'll be the first team with dp's in the usl!! go revs 2!
     
  12. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As I see people talking about drafting for need or want ... I go back to the arguments we used to have here, and just laugh. Starting late 200X quite a few of us kept saying that we should be using the draft as a filler, and sign players in the January window first. Quite a few others kept arguing.

    Ah ... good times.
     
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  13. Argyle

    Argyle Member

    Jan 31, 2002
    Plymouth, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who are the New England Revoultion?
     
  14. Argyle

    Argyle Member

    Jan 31, 2002
    Plymouth, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Mostly yes, but seeing how the Revs have a glut of HG midfielders, I'd say that position is probably not a priority.
     
  15. Feldspar

    Feldspar Member+

    Nov 19, 1998
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The team that signed Kelyan Rowe.
     
  16. Mike Marshall

    Mike Marshall Member+

    Feb 16, 2000
    Woburn, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would say at this point, anyone who's not drafting the Best Player Available is probably doing it wrong.
     
  17. Mike Marshall

    Mike Marshall Member+

    Feb 16, 2000
    Woburn, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looks like MLS will sign Virginia striker Darryl Dike to a Generation Adidas deal.

    Will probably be gone by the time the Revs make their first pick, but it should push another good player down to us.
     
  18. Jon Martin

    Jon Martin Member+

    Apr 25, 2000
    SE Mass
    Am I right to think that we have an international spot to use on a draft pick, if needed?
     
  19. Mike Marshall

    Mike Marshall Member+

    Feb 16, 2000
    Woburn, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think so...

    1. Carles Gil
    2. Gustavo Bou
    3. Adam Buksa
    4. Luis Caicedo
    5. Wilfred Zahibo
    6. Alex Buttner
    7. Cristian Penilla
    8. Samba Camara
    9. Michael Mancienne

    There's a rumor that Mancienne might be close to getting his Green Card, but that would still only bring them to eight, which is the limit.
     
  20. NFLPatriot

    NFLPatriot Member+

    Jun 25, 2002
    Foxboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  21. Feldspar

    Feldspar Member+

    Nov 19, 1998
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just for argument’s sake, could we sign him and then bury him in Revs 2 as a long term project?
     
  22. NFLPatriot

    NFLPatriot Member+

    Jun 25, 2002
    Foxboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Technically, I suppose they could. If he signs directly with Revs2, the senior club can only hold his rights for 2 years without signing him:

    https://www.mlssoccer.com/league/official-rules/mls-roster-rules-and-regulations
    If the senior club signs him, then sends him on long term loan to Revs2, I believe that frees up the international slot (but not the salary budget).
     

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