By MIKE NASTRI
The Philadelphia Union came into the 2011 MLS Draft with a handful of needs, but goalkeeper wasn't considered one of them.
That is what made the Union's selection of Maryland goalkeeper Zac MacMath somewhat surprising, but with incoming goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon turning 40 this year, Peter Nowak chose to take one of the best overall prospects in the draft.
The Union followed up by taking UNC attacking midfielder Michael Farfan in the second round. Farfan fell after a supbar MLS Combine, but has shown creativity and poise on the ball in his four years at Chapel Hill. Philly finished the draft by taking Levi Houapeu, the speedy winger/forward from UMBC, a steal in the third round.
SBI had a chance to catch up with Zac MacMath after he was selected. Here is our interview:
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