By IVES GALARCEP
PHILADELPHIA– The 2014 MLS Draft kicks off today with some uncertainty about just how the top of the draft is going to go.
D.C. United holds the top spot in the draft and could go in any number of directions, whether it’s keeping the pick or trading it to one of the several teams interested in UConn goalkeeper Andre Blake.
SBI will be providing live commentary on today’s MLS Draft so please feel free to follow all of the action here. As always, you are welcome to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.
Enjoy the action (Today’s Commentary is after the jump):
Philly should go for Mullins.
I love that MLS has timeouts during the draft.
Right? I think this is hilarious. The only sport without timeouts is the only sport to have timeouts during the draft.
it’s a clown show all around with this league.
Lalas makes a good point. Pareja probably knew all about Akindele, playing at a Colorado school. It might be that his invite to the Combine was due to Pareja’s interest.
Does he cost an international slot?
This makes it sound like the guy was a nobody… Rapids were after him before Pareja even joined Colorado:
“The Canadian-born Colorado native (he made a brief cameo with Canada’s U-17 program) had charted a course of his own. So when the Rapids invited him to join their academy teams (he made some guest appearances with their youth teams), he stayed loyal to his club team Storm North. When top Division I schools in California like UC Santa Barbara chased him, he opted to go to the academically renowned Colorado School of Mines to study electrical engineering.”
Slow down with the commentary SBI…
This draft is screwy. First Dallas traded with NE to take Neumann. Then they didn’t and NE has him. Philly traded up one spot for a guy they would have taken at #2 to fill a position of strength for them.
If Philly hadn’t traded, DC would have swapped with Vancouver or Dallas and Philly would be minus one Andre Blake.
Ives saying Union take Birnbaum too? DCU would beg to differ.
steve birnabaum, guess dean screwed up
Birnbaum is ready to go, while Dean could take years before he’s ready.
did philly not think blake was going to be on the board at #2? wtf
Vancouver was surely offering DC something for the #1 pick and Philly had to outpay them to get Blake
yep, that’s the only thing that makes sense.
Goff is reporting that Dallas, Vancouver, and Philly all made offers for the top pick. Evidently Blake was in big demand. So DCU took the top offer–the #2 pick and allocation $. And then got the player they intended to take all along. Me? I’d have taken Dean. But I can understand taking Birnbaum–that’s a fine choice.
DC and Philly swapped picks and allocation money and Philly picked Andre Blake.
Wow, Union do take Blake.
its on espnnews, and wth did union take blake
MLS chat is up and running.
Watch espn and SBI ain’t workin, c’mmooonnnnn maaaaan
does any of these players have usmt potential
Is our children learning?
How many players is being tooken by each team?
+ 1 LOL
Why is there a reminder setting covering the chat and preventing me from getting in? Anyone else having the same problem?
Is this gonna happen or not?