2012 MLS Combine: A Look Ahead (and a final pre-Combine MLS Mock Draft)

2012 MLS Combine: A Look Ahead (and a final pre-Combine MLS Mock Draft)

MLS Draft 2012

2012 MLS Combine: A Look Ahead (and a final pre-Combine MLS Mock Draft)

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The 2012 MLS Combine is set to kick off this afternoon in Fort Lauderdale, and SBI will be providing coverage throughout the next five days, as players look to improve their stock ahead of the MLS Draft.

The Combine will be live-streamed on MLSSoccer.com, while Fox Soccer and SBI will feature extensive coverage, including game recaps, player rankings, video interviews and breakdowns of all the action.

The rosters have finally emerged for the Combine teams, with all the draft prospects being placed on four teams that will play a round-robin format in matches to be played today, Sunday and Tuesday. The rosters are made up mainly of college players, but does include seven youth international players signed by MLS.

Andrew Wenger, the top prospect in the draft, is the lone top player who is missing the Combine. A loaded travel schedule made coming to Fort Lauderdale a difficult proposition for the Duke product, but he is expected to attend the MLS Draft.

The Generation adidas class is now set at nine players, and here is my Fox Soccer piece on how MLS put together that class (along with a breakdown of each player).

Before the action begins, and before SBI launches a Match Day Commentary of the action, here is a final Pre-Combine MLS Mock Draft, which lists the players I see being drafted next week:

2012 MLS MOCK DRAFT

1- MONTREAL IMPACT 

Darren Mattocks, Akron, F

2- VANCOUVER WHITECAPS

Andrew Wenger, Duke, CB

3- NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION

Dom Dwyer, South Florida, F

4- TORONTO FC

Nick DeLeon, Louisville, M

5- CHIVAS USA

Kelyn Rowe, UCLA, M

6- SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES

Tyler Polak, Creighton, D

7- D.C. UNITED

Enzo Martinez, North Carolina, M

8- PORTLAND TIMBERS

Matt Hedges, North Carolina, D

9- CHICAGO FIRE

Casey Townsend, Maryland, F

10- COLUMBUS CREW

Luis Silva, UCSB, M

11- FC DALLAS

Andrew Jean-Baptiste, UConn, D

12- TORONTO FC

Aaron Maund, Notre Dame, D

13- PHILADELPHIA UNION

Tony Cascio, UConn, M

14- COLORADO RAPIDS

Sam Garza, UCSB, F/M

15- SEATTLE SOUNDERS

Chandler Hoffman, UCLA, F

16- SPORTING KANSAS CITY

Callum Mallace, Marquette, M

17- REAL SALT LAKE

Mykell Bates, Santa Clara, D

18- HOUSTON DYNAMO

Colin Rolfe, Louisville, F

19- LOS ANGELES GALAXY

Austin Berry, Louisville, D

SECOND ROUND

20- MONTREAL IMPACT

Brian Ownby, Virginia, Forward

21- VANCOUVER WHITECAPS

Andy Rose, UCLA, Defensive Midfielder

22- NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION

Tommy Meyer, Indiana, Centerback

23- CHICAGO FIRE

Kirk Urso, North Carolina, Defensive Midfielder

24- CHIVAS USA

Lucky Mkosena, Dartmouth, Forward

25- SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES 

Arthur Ivo, SMU, Attacking Midfielder/Left Winger

26- COLUMBUS CREW

Chris Estridge, Indiana, Left Back

27- PORTLAND TIMBERS

Greg Jordan, Creighton, Defensive Midfielder

28- CHICAGO FIRE

Evans Frimpong, Delaware, Left Winger/Forward

29- COLUMBUS CREW

Kevan George, Central Florida, Defensive Midfielder

30- SPORTING KANSAS CITY

Andrew Duran, Creighton, Centerback

31- NEW YORK RED BULLS

Ryan Meara, Fordham, Goalkeeper

32- PHILADELPHIA UNION

James Kiffe, UCSB, Left Back

33- SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES

Babayele Sodade, UAB, Forward

34- SEATTLE SOUNDERS

Miguel Ibarra, UC-Irvine, Attacking Midfielder

35- PHILADELPHIA UNION

Ethan Finlay, Creighton, Forward

36- REAL SALT LAKE

Michael Green, New Mexico, Right Midfield

37- HOUSTON DYNAMO

Lance Rozeboom, New Mexico, Defensive Midfielder

38- LOS ANGELES GALAXY

Eder Arreola, UCLA, Left Midfielder

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