Finally! We started publishing the odds over a month ago and since then the same roster of 10
playoff teams have been favored to make the playoffs, and by a pretty good margin. In the first
edition I pointed out that the best chance at a shakeup was Columbus displacing Chicago.
Today was the second MLS draft, there was no ball room in Kansas City for the draft though. The
Supplemental Draft took place on a conference call and took about as long as half the first round
of the SuperDraft. After trading for Michael Thomas' rights, KC only had 4 picks, 1 in the first
and second, and 2 in the third.
The 2016 MLS Draft is almost here, and if you are wondering how players in the draft pool are stacking up after the MLS Combine, look no further.
The final SBI MLS Draft Big Board is your guide for where players are being projected to go in the draft. After conversations with more than two dozen coaches and general managers, as well as scouts, college coaches and players, we feel pretty good about offering a good glimpse into how teams see the talent in this year's draft.
LAUDERHILL, Fla. The final chance for MLS hopefuls to make an impression on coaches and scouts is here.
Day 3 of the MLS Combine is set to take place on a rainy and chilly morning in South Florida, but the weather is not stopping the action. Team Ace will take on Team Control in the first game of the day at 10 am while Team Chaos battles Team X at 11:45 am.
LAUDERHILL, Fla. More goals, better soccer, and less nerves.Day 2 of the 2016 MLS Combine is in the books, and it was drastically better than the first round of matches.
This year's batch of MLS hopefuls took to the field for their latest opportunity to impress MLS coaches and scouts on Sunday, and not even a lightning delay early into the first game could stop the prospects from delivering improved play.
The MLS Draft is less than two weeks away and Major League Soccer has yet to announce the Generation adidas class. That doesn't mean the class isn't taking shape, but signs are pointing to the league potentially missing out on some of its targets.
One player who apparently won't be missed is Omar Holness.
A select group of college players have been invited to have thechance to prove themselves at the 2016 MLS Combine.
MLS announced on Friday that59 players comprise the initial invite list for the 2016 MLS Combine, which is set to be heldin Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from Jan. 7-12. The players, all of whom have completed their college eligibility, were selected by acommittee of MLS coaches and NCAA Division I coaches.
The Syracuse goalkeeper is in California, so no words from him liev at the draft, but Toronto grabs a strong player at a position without much depth. Bono will compete with starter Joe Bendik for the no. 1 shirt on Toronto, who are looking to right the ship after missing out on the playoffs last year.
Leo Gibson #14 of the Comets about to score another goal on his way to a record breaking night In this episode: In this first segment we discuss: MLS partnership with USL GOLD Cup qualifier locations Ivy Funds jersey sponsorship Kei Kamara receiving interest from Norwich The MLS draft and Sporting KC drafting Mikey Lopez The MLS supplemental draft and SKC drafting Chris Duke and 3
FC Kansas City's Lauren Cheney (#12) being tackled by FC Kansas City's Lauren Sesselmann (#16) In this episode we discuss: The SKC - LIVESTRONG divorce The MLS All Star Game announcement The MLS draft SKC Jersey sponsor Espinonoza, Cesar and Kempin news FC Kansas City's allocated players The NWSL draft The Missouri Comets and more.
Just some ramblings tonight.Â On Monday night I was flipping the remote when I stumbled across
the MLB First Year Player Draft on the MLB Network.Â I'm certainly not a frequent viewer of the
station, but as a Mets fan (and yes the Santana no-hitter was an enormous moment in my personal
sports history), I happened to catch the portion of the broadcast leading up to the Mets' first
pick and I was struck by the low quality of the telecast.
When Andrew Wenger was selected with the first pick in the 2012 MLS Draft, the biggest question
about him was what was his best position.
A standout defender, midfielder and forward at Duke, Wenger made a good case for being able to
score goals in the pros when he delivered a classy finish on what wound up being the game-winning
goal in Montreal's 2-1 victory against TFC on Saturday.
Toronto FC rookie Luis Silva drew raves heading into the 2012 MLS Draft, and is beginning to
show why as he establishes himself as a real threat for TFC, which posted a 5-1 victory against
South Florida in pre-season MLS action.
The dynamic playmaker found himself on the score sheet early in the fifth minute as he slotted
home a 1-on-1 opportunity with the USF keeper to make it 1-0.
U.S. Under-23 national team defender Gale Agbossoumonde has endured a rough road in his quest
for regular playing time since turning pro two years ago. With a recent stint at Eintracht
Frankfurt failing to deliver him playing time, Agbossoumonde looked poised for a move to Major
Yay, another day, another MLS draft. Today should be the last one for a while (that is unless
there is a lottery taking place which could very well happen here soon too). The MLS SuperDraft was
cut a round for the second straight season and because of that the Supplemental Draft's first round
will still feel like the SuperDraft's third round to some.
After a week of play and testing, college soccer's best players will learn their fate today in Baltimore.
The MLS Draft officially begins at 1 p.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center, and the Chicago Fire are currently on the clock. New Fire head coach Veljko Paunović and his staff have an important decision to make with the No.
LAUDERHILL, Fla. The Colorado Rapids are looking at the international market for players. Of that there is no secret.
Who they will pick up is moreof an unknown.
The Rapids have been busy over the last week preparing for selecting second in this Thursday's MLS Draft, but the club is also looking to add more than a top collegiate prospect to its roster in the coming days.
The Portland Timbers off season looks to be in full swing as they announced another trade just as rumors of Eric Brunner to Houston surface. Michael Harrington was the number 3 overall pick in the 2007 MLS Draft and started almost every game since that time. Once Chance Myers grabbed the starting spot at Sporting Kansas City Harrington become a bench warmer.
CARSON, Calif. -- The result did not go according to plan in Danny Mwanga's
debut for the Portland Timbers, but the flashy forward had plenty to be pleased about in his first
match for his hometown club.
The 2012 Men's College soccer season is ready to kick off tonight around the country and the
best teams and players in America will give soccer fans plenty of added entertainment to go along
with their usual pro soccer fix.
Defending champion North Carolina is back, and despite all the new faces, the Tar Heels should
be in contention again.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Attleboro (Mass.) native Geoff Cameron knew from a young age that he wanted to
be a professional soccer player.
Growing up just a stone's throw from Foxborough, the young Cameron got all the inspiration and
motivation he needed by watching his hometown Revolution.
Fast forward through high school and a sterling college career with University of Rhode Island
that included an NCAA tournament run and getting named Midfielder of the Year, Cameron found
himself back in his home state on Saturday playing center back for the the defending Eastern
Conference champion Houston Dynamo.
The process that brought him in was a little unexpected, but the end result really wasn't. Today,
Sporting KC acquired the rights to former San Jose Earthquakes draft pick, Michael Thomas for a 4th
round Supplemental draft pick, the 73rd overall. The fact that Sporting had to give something to
San Jose for Thomas is the surprising part.
The second MLS draft is coming up tomorrow, the Supplemental Draft is going to take place via
conference call. Sporting KC hold 5 picks in the 4 round draft. KC have the 16th, 35th, 43rd, 54th,
and 73rd picks in the draft tomorrow. KC currently has 27 players on their roster, although some
players will still have to earn contracts, particularly Cyprian Hedrick who has not signed a
contract as yet with the team.
With the MLS Draft festivities in the rearview mirror, it's time for another SBI Live Q&A.
Join SBI editor-in-chief Ives Galarcep as he takes your soccer-related questions (and pop culture questions) starting at 3 p.m. today. Want to talk MLS Draft? The MLS offseason and January transfer window?
Cyle Larin certainly exceeded the hype that came with his first overall selection at the 2015 MLS Draft.
The Orlando City forward was recognized for his record-breaking season on Tuesday, as Larin was named MLS Rookie of the Year. With the victory, Larin becomes just the second-ever player to win as a member of an expansion side, following Maurice Edu's 2007 recognition.
We are still have one international slot open on our roster. I was holding it for Robert
Lewandowski, the great striker of Borussia Dortmund.Â I offered second-round MLS draft pick and
box of slightly-used practice balls.Â They responded with demands of â‚¬9 million.Â I tried to
sweeten the deal with Levi Houapeu and three more balls.
The SR boys are back to chat with Chris Heck, Red Bulls President of Business Operations. We
discuss the 2012 home schedule, ticket sales trends, staffing changes, marketing plans, and success
metrics for the season to come. First comes a review of Henry at Arsenal as well as roster
additions in and around the MLS draft.