The Official 2019 US Men's Draft Game -- Picks Thread

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  1. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I’m going to select Joe Scally. I’m kind of surprised he’s still on the board.

    @thedukeofsoccer is up
     
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  2. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    James Sands, CDM/CB, NYCFC

    He's the best, likeliest to actually play (reportedly), and probably the most versatile NYCFC player taken in recent rounds.Might actually be a more reliable solid pro than Durkin, who was taken a long time ago. Durkin started out with a team a lot friendlier to Americans, and while Durkin is a killer passer, Sands is pretty good, while having better evasive and defensive abilities due to physical tools.

    @Kevin8833 you're back OTC.
     
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  3. Kevin8833

    Kevin8833 Member

    Jun 18, 2007
    Estero, FL
    I’m going to take my insurance policy and take Tyler Miller if LAFC as my second GK, very happy to have two extremely solid keepers. @ChuckMe92 you’re up!
     
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  4. ChuckMe92

    ChuckMe92 Member+

    Jun 23, 2016
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm going to select 6-foot-3 striker Mason Toye of Minnesota United. This will give me two young American towers at forward including Brandon Vazquez. The manager has said in a press conference that the Indiana Hoosiers product is in contention for a starting job. Toye has been making some noise in preseason so far. It should also be noted that Abu Danladi has some history of injuries and has not been playing in preseason so far. I doubt Toye will actually be a consistent starter in MLS this season but it's reasonable to think he will get regular minutes as a substitute along with starts here and there. Internationally, Toye has played for the US U19s and should be in the pool for the upcoming U23 cycle if he can play regularly in MLS.




    @zlebmada has the next two picks.
     
  5. zlebmada

    zlebmada Member

    United States
    Jan 16, 2018
    I'll take 18-yr-old Real Salt Lake homegrown goalkeeper David Ochoa and 19-yr-old New England Revolution homegrown forward Justin Rennicks.

    Ochoa was the #2 goalkeeper for the U.S. U20s in the Conacaf Championship run, but in limited action he looked good, he's eligible for the U20 World Cup in 2021, and he's above average with the ball at his feet.

    Rennicks was one of the surprises of the same tournament. He's a highly-mobile No. 9 who excels in the build-up and moves intelligently. Though his technique and finishing are probably not elite he outplayed Sebastian Soto in that tournament and made a strong case to be included in the U20 World Cup roster in May. He can play on the wing as well if need be.
     
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  6. ChuckMe92

    ChuckMe92 Member+

    Jun 23, 2016
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For my 15th-round pick, I select US youth international Kyle Scott of Chelsea. He'll provide depth for me throughout midfield at AM, CM, and DM. He's made his senior cup debut for Chelsea playing as a #6 against Hull City. Scott's play there appears not unlike that of he-who-defected-to-El-Tri. Scott has also shown signs of potential as a #10, having been named to the Eerste Divisie XI of the Week while on loan to Telstar. This is not a bad pick at all for Round 15. Right now, Scott is rumored to be going on loan to Ascoli of Serie B.





    @Kevin8833 is on the clock.
     
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  7. Kevin8833

    Kevin8833 Member

    Jun 18, 2007
    Estero, FL
    I am going to take a little risk here and get back on the attack (probably for the last time) and select Siad Haji, the second overall pick in the MLS draft. My concern is if he will get minutes but I believe he has the quality to succeed if given the chance and I have a feeling Almeyda may be the type of coach to give him a chance. @thedukeofsoccer you’re now on the clock.
     
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  8. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Brandt Bronico, CM, Chicago

    They call him "Creative" Brandt Bronico in the Windy City. OK, it's somewhat a tongue in cheek shot at how he's sold by the brass, but when moving up the park a little he is pretty creative. 4 assists in 8 starts as a box-to-box. He was very productive in college with 48 goals+assists in 74 games. I could use him in either an 8 or 10 spot in my press system. The Fire moved him back to a deeper position out of need, and it curtailed his ascendance temporarily. Can evade defenders, has good vision for thru balls, can shoot from distance pretty well, and isn't a ball-winner per se but opportunistic on loose balls which Adams would create plenty of.

    @Lookingforleftbacks it's your turn.
     
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  9. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Again, I’m kind of surprised my next pick is still on the board. I’m going to go with Ricardo Pepi. He just turned 15 a couple weeks ago and was the first player signed by North Texas SC. I’ve been rewatching the Nike Friendly against Turkey and he’s every bit as good as I remember. He’s tall, fast, very technical, has a high work rate on both sides of the ball, makes good runs, and combines well with his teammates. He has a ridiculous 19 goals in 8 U-17 DA games, and just scored with an FC Dallas U-19 team against a Mexico U-18 team in Mexico.

    He was in a Mexico camp in March, so obviously we have to be able to hold onto him. I think playing in the USL and being surrounded by US youth internationals gives us a pretty good chance.

    I think if he had scored the acrobatic attempt at 0:50, he’d be a youth favorite right now and everyone would still be excited about him:



    It’s @Matthew Hartman ‘s turn
     
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  10. Matthew Hartman

    United States
    Jun 3, 2017
    I'm gonna take Cade Cowell. He's an 03 winger with the San Jose Quakes who is physically developed enough to get MLS minutes this year. A high school track star, Cowell might be the fastest player in the whole YNT pool. Hopefully the revamped SJ staff can work on his passing ability, as that is what's holding him back from being a blue chip prospect.

    @truefan420 @GiallorossiYank
     
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  11. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He’s a little bit of a luxury with what we have already drafted but we are very pleased to draft the new American in Toronto Terrence Boyd. He’s got great hold up play and we hope that he will bounce back and find his form in TFC.

    @AutoPenalti you’re up
     
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  12. AutoPenalti

    AutoPenalti Am I famous yet?

    Sep 26, 2011
    Coconut Creek
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    @IndividualEleven and I select:

    Jake Nerwinski

    Just in case; Chandler has any unexpected setbacks, we appreciate that Nerwinski is a starting caliber right back who can solidify our back line.

    @jond
     
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  14. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm selecting Niko Gioacchini of Caen.

    [​IMG]

    That's him winning the Golden Boot as the top 00' in the greater Paris region.

    Paname Foot also selected him as the top '00 in Paris for the 2018 season.



    @ShaftBrewer
     
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  15. ShaftBrewer

    ShaftBrewer Member+

    Jul 18, 2017
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I will take my backup (maybe my starter if i'm feeling bold) GK in Damian Las.

    @CreightonMCFCjoey
     
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  16. CreightonMCFCjoey

    Jan 30, 2007
    Omaha, NE
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm up and am taking Brady Scott and Jack Maher.

    Scott is the #1 in net for the US U20s. He's been a staple for the squad and is the preferred choice for Koln II. A big U20 WC could see him progress up the Koln depth chart.

    Maher is going to be the best player in NCAA soccer next year. He's a quick, left footed CB who is good on the ball, an excellent passer and at times the leader of an Indiana squad that included 5 future pro's (HG x 3, MLS top 10 draft pick and a player purchased by Celtic). Maher reminds me of a young Matt Besler. One to watch for sure.

    @ShaftBrewer
     
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  17. ShaftBrewer

    ShaftBrewer Member+

    Jul 18, 2017
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'll take Jacobo Reyes. He's seemingly getting closer to breaking into Monterrey's first team.
    @jond
     
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  18. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    @jond time is up. You can pick at any time, but let’s keep rolling

    @IndividualEleven and I are proud to select:

    ANDREW WOOTEN



    Wooten has quietly put in another good season at SV Sandhausen. He can play centrally up or at the wing forward positions. This late in the draft. This is a steal. He would start still for most teams in the draft.

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  19. AutoPenalti

    AutoPenalti Am I famous yet?

    Sep 26, 2011
    Coconut Creek
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  20. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'll take Aboubacar Keita a U20 who just signed as a HG with Columbus.

    Needed a young defender.
     
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  21. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We select versatile wingback Shea Salinas. While he spent most of last year on the left he can also play on the right. As a former mid he fits perfectly as an attacking wingback in our system.

    @Matthew Hartman youre up
     
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  22. Matthew Hartman

    United States
    Jun 3, 2017
  23. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  24. Lookingforleftbacks

    Galaxy
    United States
    Dec 17, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I’m going to select Justin Garces with my 16th pick. He had a couple games with Atl 2 last year and then went to UCLA, who was... mediocre, and I think a lot of people either forgot about him or wrote him off. But keepers are like hockey goalies. They don’t make the all-star game if they’re on a bad team. UCLA was 10-9 and he was 7-7, but he was the best Freshman keeper they’ve had since 2000. He has great reflexes and can make the spectacular save.

    There’s no doubt in my mind that he belongs in the same conversation as guys like Las, Ochoa, and Scott and it’s still too early to say how those 4 should be ranked (or if there are more to consider).

    @thedukeofsoccer go ahead
     
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  25. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Youtube: Jimmy Dore, Secular Talk
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #200 thedukeofsoccer, Feb 3, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2019
    Thomas Roberts, attacking mid, FC Dallas

    Recent homegrown signing for theirs, although it may just wind up to get the transfer fee from Bayern, where he impressed on a training stint. The alternative is he gets opportunities this season under
    FCD's new manager who just transferred from their academy as well. Or he gets loaned to USL. Creative, technical, and savvy player who still has to grow into his own body.

    @Kevin8833 you're on the clock.
     
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