Every now and again in the world of sports, a player who was originally expected to be selected
with a top-5 pick will slide way down on draft day. These experiences, which are incredibly
uncomfortable/sad if the player is actually attending the draft (remember Brady Quinn and Aaron
Frank Klopas and the Fire technical staff committed highway robbery yesterday. Not only did the
Fire pick up Corben Bone and Kwame Watson-Siriboe in the draft much, much later than they were
projected to go, but they also began to fill two of the team's bigger needs in the process.
So after a few weeks of doing this mock draft it is time for the fifth and final one. Weeks of
speculation have come to this as tomorrow the league will hold its annual draft. I've gone back and
forth for weeks over how teams will pick tomorrow and there is a chance I may be right about a few
Happy New Year's Eve everyone! Only two weeks left until the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. A little time
has passed since the last Mock Draft but a lot has changed in terms of Generation adidas signings
which will cause some changes at the top of the order. I've also had a chance to speak with a few
folks around the league about their club's selections which has helped change a couple things here
and there as well.
I know version 1.0 was released just last week but a lot has changed since then in terms of
players signing with the league and some not signing with the league. With the recent news of a few
Generation adidas signings plus a few other rumors out there about other potential signings things
needed to be reflected here.
Is Wake Forest's Ike Opara (far right) going to be the top pick?
We're about a month out of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft and the draft coverage here on WVHooligan
continues to heat up. This will be the first of a few mock drafts that I will conduct over the next
few weeks leading up to the draft.
How will the Fire fare going forward in 2010? (Getty Images)
Today is the start of a new series. As teams get into training camp and new players come on
board its worth looking into each club to see how they are stacking up and what else they need to
do to get ready for the 2010 season. I got this idea from the post I did a few days back on how the
Philadelphia Union were looking.