MLS Mock Draft 2009

MLS Mock Draft Final 2009

1   Marcus Tracy Comments: Strong, ready to play pro soccer. He will be a top pick come the 15th. Could really help the Sounders out scoring some goals.
2   Chris Pontius Comments: Toronto is looking for an attacking midfielder or a striker in this draft and he can play both. With only using the Sr’ class for this mock, he fits perfectly.
*Toronto has San Jose’s pick (O’Brien)
3   Yohance Marshall Comments: LA need to work out their defence one again and Yohance could possibly be the best defender in the draft. Expect them to continue to draft defenders until it starts to work.
4   Sam Cronin Comments: I dont see this pick matching up, but I think that Cronin is going to be a top player taken in this draft. He’s a very good 2 way midfielder.
5   Mike Grella Comments: With talking to Grella this year, we found out that he is going to atleast see what the MLS has to give to him before he makes his choice on where hes playing. If hes MLS bound watch out
6   Brad Ring Comments: A perfect match for DC, they get a very good holding midfielder at the number 6 spot. If Cronin drops to D.C. they may pick him. But they need this hole plugged as Ben Olsen isnt getting any younger.
7   Calum Angus Comments: DC does not need any more help upfront or in the midfield. So they will try to add some depth with picking up Calum Angus.
*DC has Colorado’s pick (C.Gomez)
8   Alejandro Bedoya Comments: Kansas City last year lacked alot of scoring power and threat around goal. I expect them to make a jump at an Attacking Midfielder and Bedoya looks like that guy.
9   Andrei Gotsmanov Comments: It looks like Chivas will be looking to replace Sacha in the next few years and Andrei may be the guy to step in and help.
10   Lyle Adams Comments: The Revs are in need of defensive help with the loss of Parkhurst. Adams is not a centre back but he will give this squad some more depth in the back which they really need.
11   Akeem Priestley Comments: Rocha was thier only playmaker last year and this may be a strech for Dallas to use an International spot on Akeem. I dont know who Dallas will pick they have so much youth already.
*San Jose has Houston’s pick (Kamara, later traded to Dallas)
12   Chris Clements Comments: Salt Lake’s attack is solid enough as it is. They need to address there defense at the moment. Chris Clements is a strong force in the back and can help out as a sub right away.
13   O’Brian White Comments: O’Brian White is a dream pick for Toronto at the 13 spot. He has ripped his knee to shreds so alot of teams won’t want to look at him until later in the draft. This is a match made in heaven for Toronto fans.
*Toronto has Chicago’s pick (McBride)
14   Matt Besler Comments: NYRB needs defense help, they will pick the best defender non-international available.
15   Evan Brown Comments: Defensive depth, someone to play behind Albright. He has a nice cross and can overlap. Might not fit in with a 3-5-2 but things may have to change with the loss of Parkhurst.
*New England has Columbus’s pick (Noonan)

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