By MIKE NASTRI
Erik Soler and the New York Red Bulls said before the draft the team would concentrate on defense. That plan changed when some defensive targets were taken early and before Corey Hertzog fell to them at the 13th overall pick. The speedy Penn State forward will supply needed quality depth behind Thierry Henry or could play out wide.
The Red Bulls surprised again in the second round taking John Rooney, Wayne's younger brother. John showed well at the combine and can play either an attacking or holding midfield role.
New York finally went defense with its third pick, drafting NC State defender Tyler Lassiter, who can play fullback or centerback. The club finished up by drafting Maryland winger Billy Cortes.
SBI had a chance to catch up with Hertzog and Rooney after they were drafted. Our video interviews are after the jump:
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