MLS Draft 2010

SBI 2010 MLS Mock Draft (FINAL)

2010 MLS Draft

You've seen all of the mock drafts before. We have one more for you to see.

Here is the final 2010 MLS Mock Draft by SBI. It is two rounds long, and I may even add a third round at some point today, time permitting. I'm battling some flu-like symptoms and will be making the drive south shortly.

This Mock Draft's first round isn't quite an exact copy of the ESPN.com mock draft I did on Tuesday. This one has some changes toward the later end of the first round.

Here is my last 2010 MLS Mock Draft:

SBI 2010 MLS Mock Draft (v 3.0)


1. Philadelphia Union- DANNY MWANGA, F, Oregon State

This one is already in the books. The Union love his dynamic ability at forward and he should develop into a regular starter for the expansion squad.

2. New York Red Bulls- TONY TCHANI, M, Virginia

The Red Bulls can't pass on the most coveted player in the draft. Defensive help will have to wait.

3. San Jose Earthquakes- IKE OPARA, D, Wake Forest

The Earthquakes will be torn between Bunbury and Opara but ultimately can't pass on one of the top defensive prospects in years.

4. Kansas City Wizards- TEAL BUNBURY, F, Akron

The Wizards would have preferred Tchani, but landing a top striker who's father played for the team is a nice consolation.

5. FC Dallas- CORBEN BONE, M, Wake Forest

Could deal this pick, but if it doesn't, FC Dallas should grab the hometown kid with bags of skill.

6. FC Dallas- ZACH LOYD, M, North Carolina

Schellas Hyndman will gladly add the versatile Loyd, who can play central defense and right back when he's not in his preferred defensive midfield role.

7. D.C. United- AMOBI OKUGO, M, UCLA

I can see them grabbing Jack McInerney early, but ultimately go for a midfielder with MAJOR upside.

8. Columbus Crew- DILLY DUKA, M, Rutgers

The Crew need depth up front, but can address that on the international market. They go for a skillfull central midfielder who has serious potential.

9. New England Revolution- TONI STAHL, M, UConn

The Revs could go with a forward, but the ones left had awful combines. Steve Nicol goes with a familiar player in Stahl, who could slide into a defensive midfield role vacated by Jeff Larentowicz (If he heads to Europe).

10. Chivas USA- BLAIR GAVIN, M, Akron

Martin Vasquez had to love watching Gavin's ability to keep the ball moving and serving as a fluid conduit between the defense and attack. he's still young, but very promising.

11. Seattle Sounders- JACK McINERNEY, F, U.S. Under-17

Didn't have the best Combine, but what he showed scouts was a willingness to go after people and a confidence you need at his age in order to cope with the pro level.

12. Columbus Crew- ANDREW WIEDEMAN, F, California

The Crew can't pass on the sliding Wiedeman, bad combine and all. He's a goal scorer when he receives service, something that shouldn't be a problem with Columbus.

13. Chicago Fire- ANDRE AKPAN, F, Harvard

The Fire can use depth at forward and Akpan provides that. he didn't have the best Combine, but is a highly-regarded prospect who could learn a lot from Brian McBride.

14.  New York Red Bulls- KWAME WATSON-SIRIBOE, D, UConn

After passing on Ike Opara, the Red Bulls will be happy as can be if they can land the draft's second best central defender. Watson suffered a skull fracture at the Combine, but as long as it isn't too serious, he should be taken here (if not sooner).

15. Los Angeles Galaxy- AUSTIN DA LUZ, F, Wake Forest

You can never have too many skilled players and the Galaxy will find it hard to pass on this midfield ace, who is capable of playing wide left or centrally.

16. Real Salt Lake- ZACK SCHILAWSKI, F, Wake Forest

RSL can use some forward depth after the departure of Yura Movsisyan and Jason Kreis will be happy to find a player who is as high as the third-ranked forward on some team's boards still sitting at 16. Schilawski moves well, can go at people and has the traits to provide some depth on the right flank as well.


17. Philadelphia Union- MICHAEL STEPHENS, M, UCLA

Showed he can contribute on the wing as well as in the middle. Might even wind up in the first round.

18. New York Red Bulls- CHRIS SCHULER, D, Creighton

Another big and confident centerback for the Red Bulls, Schuler quietly impressed at the Combine and his 6-foot-4, 200 pound frame should help New York's awful back-line.

19. San Jose Earthquakes-  COLLEN WARNER, M, Portland

One of the draft's true sleepers, Warner comes from a small school but has impressive skill and can play on the right wing or centrally.

20. Kansas City Wizards- DREW YATES, M, Maryland

Was already a good prospect before the Combine, but his strong showing at the Combine pushes him into the Top 20. He can play wide or centrally, but ultimately he can pass well and move well, which will be all Peter Vermes will ask.

21. FC Dallas- OFORI SARKODIE, D, Indiana

Sarkodie didn't have a great Combine, but his resume is impressive and his maturity is tangible. He doesn't give you too much going forward, but defensively he can get it done and can play at either fullback position.

22. Colorado Rapids- KYLE NAKAZAWA, M, UCLA

The Rapids can use some creativity in central midfield and Nakazawa can provide that, mediocre Combine notwithstanding.

23. Colorado Rapids-NICK CARDENAS, D, San Diego State

Cardenas looked slow at times at the Combine, but he's dominant in the air and Colorado native.

24. Toronto FC- JULIEN EDWARDS, D, Drake

TFC is trying desperately to make a deal or two to free up American slots and salary cap space, but if Mo Johnston can't make any deals, he can settle for Edwards, a Canadian defender who didn't do badly at the Combine.

25. New England Revolution- KWAKU NYAMEKYE, D, Harvard

The Revs can bolster their defense with a local product in Nyamekye, a converted forward who was very impressive at the Combine in central defense.

26. Chivas USA- IRVING GARCIA, M, UC-Irvine

Somebody will take a chance on Garcia, a speedy and supremely-skilled midfielder, and we think it will be Martin Vasquez who will look past Garcia's 5-foot-5 height and see a promising talent.

27. Seattle Sounders- DAVID ESTRADA, F, UCLA

The Sounders continue looking for some depth at forward and grab Estrada, a

28. San Jose Earthquakes- JUSTIN MORROW, D, Notre Dame

Blazing fast left back was arguably best fullback at the Combine. Some team could easily nab him sooner, but he won't get past San Jose here.

29. Chicago Fire- SEAN JOHNSON, GK, Central Florida

The Fire add a blue-chip prospect in Johnson, who has the tools to eventually be molded into something special.

30. San Jose Earthquakes- ERIC ALEXANDER, M, Indiana

The Earthquakes addressed their defense with Opara, and find a talented central midfielder in Alexander, who enjoyed a solid Combine.

31.New York Red Bulls- MIKE SEAMON, M, Villanova

The Red Bulls lost fan favorite and promising midfielder Nick Zimmerman to the expansion draft, so it wouldn't be a stretch for the club to grab a player who's game is similar to Zimmerman's in Seamon, one of the Combine's pleasant surprises.

32.Real Salt Lake- BRIAN PERK, GK, UCLA

RSL needs a back-up keeper and takes the most polished goalkeeper in the draft pool.


33. Philadelphia- Andrew Hoxie, Forward, William & Mary

34. New York Red Bulls- Ross LaBauex, Midfielder, Virginia

35. Chivas USA- Phil Edgington, Defender, Louisville

36. Kansas City- Jovan Bubonja, Goalkeeper, Illinois-Chicago

37. San Jose- Two-Boys Gumede, Midfielder, Alabama-Birmingham

38. FC Dallas- Martin Hadevag, Defender, UCSB

39. D.C. United- Zachary Herold, Defender, U.S. Under-17

40. Colorado- Othaniel Yanez, Midfielder, Louisville

41. Kansas City- Chad Borak, Defender, Cal-State Northridge

42. Chivas USA- Steven Kinney, Defender, Elon

43. Houston- Tim Ream, Defender, St. Louis

44. Dallas- Isaac Kissi, Forward/Midfielder, Dayton

45. Chicago- Barry Rice, Defender, Kentucky

46. Houston- Joseph Noone, Midfielder, Temple

47. Chivas USA- Ryan Peterman, Defender, U. of San Diego

48. New York Red Bulls- Conor O'Brien, Midfielder, Bucknell


What do you think of these rankings? Like the players your team ended up with? Who would you want your team to take in this draft?

Share your thoughts below.

  • ShaggyReAL

    I haven’t heard a lot about what Real Salt Lake will be doing in the draft. Are there any rumors about them targeting a certain player or a possible trade up to get some scoring help to offset the loss of Yuri?


  • Tito el bambino

    Personally I think It’s pretty shocking how you have Irving Garcia as #26 in the second round. He is definitely first round material and a much better pick then most of the second half of round one. A smart coach would of course look past his height and grab him right away. Look at the best players in the world: Maradona, Messi, Iniesta etc.. They are all under 5’8.


  • sonicdeathmonkey

    The Fred deal is a stunner, and changes everything. Philly will have two of the first seven picks in the draft plus some allocation money, PLUS they pick up Fred. I’m assuming DC must have some international players in mind, because right now they have nada.


  • Bootsy

    Not that Fred’s play in the last two years left DCU fans very reassured that he was the answer in central midfield; but that’s where he played before he came to DC. And with the loss of Olsen, Jacobson, and probably Gomez, and now Fred too, the only true central midfielder on the team is Clyde Simms. So yeah, DCU better have some clever player moves in mind for midfield or else DC’s central midfield is just a huge hole.


  • kfly

    What a witty retort! Who would have guessed that, in order to gain the upper hand on an online thread, a Red Bull New York Metro Red Bull Stars of Harrison, New Jersey “fan” would simply restate the original jest, but turn the tables on DC!!!1!!11!! Lololol jokes on us, I guess!


  • madmax

    Philly gets DC #6 spot and Fred for returning Perkins.

    Philadelphia Union announced today that the Major League Soccer expansion club have acquired allocation money, D.C. United’s 2010 MLS SuperDraft first round pick (#7 overall) and Brazilian midfielder Fred. In exchange, Philadelphia Union sent their #1 allocation ranking to D.C., which United used to obtain 2006 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, Troy Perkins.


  • rsizzle

    hoxie should move up. he balled at the combine and has the size, touch, and finishing ability to make it in the MLS. I question some of these other forwards ahead of him.


  • aristotle

    Dilly Duka? Really? We need more players with names that make them sound like real characters.

    Future: Dilly Duka – One of the all time great U.S. soccer players.

    Doesn’t that sound right?


  • John in FL

    I’d drive down from Lake Worth to see the Fusion, had my down payment made and all for 3 season tickets and dreamnig od seeing Barca friendlies a few months back…..to dream was nice :)


  • Charles

    IF they don’t, they still will take a Gen Ad player however.

    They are rolling in cash and without a second DP player rule in place, they will use a relatively small amount to “exceed” the low salary cap….like they did with Zakuani.


  • Charles

    I love everyones speculation, but lets get this thing going already. MLS, just start it early !


  • pfpsupporter

    had never heard of him till the combine but get this…academic all-american as a left back at creighton but, in high school, was name the missouri offensive player of the year leading the state in points…might be a great ‘silent’ grab for a team looking for a quick fix at left-back or left-mid…


  • martha in miami

    I am with you my friend…let’s keep praying !!! We can’t wait to have an aFUSIONados reunion for the return of our beloved MLS team, and cheer on hat tricks once again for Mi Amor #17 !!!


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