Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It's Called Football: MLS Draft Edition

Another great episode from our Canadian friends. Apparently, there is is a Match Fixing Scandal involving the Canadian National Team but after they get throught that, there is much more interesting MLS Draft analysis. Special guest Sean Keay, from MLSDRAFT.net, weighs in on who, in his opinion, are the top three seniors in the draft. According to Mr. Keay, the top three are Indiana defender Ofori Sarkodie (above, left), Harvard forward Andre Akpan (above, middle) and UConn defenfer Kwame Watson-Siriboe (above, right). *Note: the above are all seniors, who will either sign with MLS or try their luck overseas*. Ives Galarcep, in his Mock Draft from last week, has Wake Forest defender Ike Opara, Wake Forest midfield/forward Corben Bone and Akron forward Teal Bunbury. *Note: the above are Underclassmen, who have the option of not declaring themselves eligible for the draf, signing with MLS or trying their luck overseas*. Noticeably absent from the top three, in each case, is Rutgers midfielder Dilly Duka, who has been touted as the Red Bulls pick. The Red Bulls have the 2nd pick in the draft, but the question is: Is Dilly Duka worth the second pick? Ives, in fact, has him ranked at #9 and has this to say about him:

"The questions that plague him surround his upside, and just what is his ceiling".

So, in a year when the Red Bulls MUST draft a great player, what do they do? Your guess is as good as mine. I'm just hoping that ANYBODY but Jeff Agoos is doing the picking.

Anyway, click on the above podcast to listen to the episode, which also includes Landon Donovan and Stuart Holden transfer/signing speculation.


  1. You are mistaken...ofori, akpan, and kwame are the top three SENIORS projected...not the top three overall

  2. Your right there, however, check out the mock draft by the guy from mlsdraft.net:

    1st. Andre Akpan (1st-5th)
    2nd. Michael Stephens (1st-5th)
    3rd. Ofori Sarkodie (3rd-6th)
    4th. Zack Schilawski (5th-8th)
    5th. Kwame Watson Siriboe (5th-10th

    He projects Akpan, Sarkodie and Siriboe in the top five picks. Duka is not among the top five, according to him. Take it for what it's worth.