Friday, January 12, 2007

Time for a SuperDraft

The 2007 MLS SuperDraft will begin in just one hour with Toronto FC and coach Mo Johnson making the first pick. You can follow all the action live on ESPN2 or on

Rumor has it that the University of New Mexico's Andy Boyens will be the first player selected. Boyens hails from New Zealand were he has played with their under-23 soccer team and was called up last June for their senior squad.*

Here is Eric Wynalda's take on him:
"My personal favourite, Boyens is very good in the air. He is a perfect fit for any defense in the league. He's a strong personality on and off the field: Best pick of the draft."

Here is the order of first round picks:
01 - Toronto FC
02 - Crew
03 - Wizards
04 - Real Salt Lake
05 - Galaxy
06 - Rapids (from NY)
07 - Chivas USA
08 - Fire
09 - FC Dallas
10 - Galaxy (from COL)
11 - United
12 - Revolution
13 - Dynamo

By the way, FC Dallas coach Steve Morrow is looking to find a player in the first round that could compete for a midfield spot right away, however he feels that the overall depth of this year's class is not as deep as in years past.

"There is a lot of quality, but I don't think the depth in quality is as good as in previous years," FC Dallas coach Steve Morrow said. "Even last year and the year before, you could get good, solid picks in the second and third round. I just don't know if you can get very good quality down the draft [this year]."

* Rumors were wrong as Maurice Edu was the top pick of the draft.



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