Only one player was taken in the first round of the MLS Re-Entry Draft on Friday. Maicon Santos, who was released by D.C. United, was picked up by the Chicago Fire. The 28-year-old Brazilian midfielder had seven goals and three [...]
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Teams hoping to land a quality player in today's MLS Re-Entry Draft, the first phase of a two draft re-entry process, will find the selection much smaller than what was initially released by Major League Soccer earlier this week.
Several top options have been removed from the initial list, and won't be available in today's draft, including the likes of Marvell Wynne, Tony Tchani, Justin Mapp and Rodney Wallace.
The Crew did a good job of quieting Lee Nguyen on Saturday. (Photo: Kari Heistad)
The Columbus Crew came into Gillette Stadium Saturday night with a plan and it worked. The Crew
packed the midfield with a tight, but fluid, 4-2-3-1 (4-3-2-1) formation and forced the New England
Revolution to play over the midfield instead of through it.
Toronto isn't done dealing yet. Today the club made yet another deal, this time with Trillium
Cup rival Columbus Crew. The two sides played the trade game today as Columbus sentÂ central
defender Andy Iro and midfielder Leandre Griffit to Toronto for midfielder Tony Tchani.
As of today we have four quality players in the 2010 Generation adidas class but soon enough we
could have a few more. Both SBI and Buzz Carrick are reporting that multiple big names could be
joining the already impressive class for next month's draft.
Tough decisions all around Philadelphia right now for Peter Nowak and company. If the expansion
draft wasn't enough the club now has the fun of figuring out who exactly to take with their first
overall pick in next month's SuperDraft. Yesterday afternoon the college soccer season came to a
close and right away a few names jumped out for who they should take.
If you want a sneak peak of things to come in Major League Soccer then look no further to this
weekend's action in the College Cup. Of the four teams left in the field, all include several
There really is no big separation between these four schools. One is unbeaten and the rest are
dominate ACC figures that we're use to seeing make it this far into the tournament.
Tony Tchani has been a beast for Virginia all season long.
It's been a couple weeks since my last update for the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. I hope later this
week to possibly post the order of the draft. I was waiting until the season ended to do so because
of RSL being in the final, they now own the final pick in the draft rather than the 11th or so pick
that I previously thought they'd get when the playoffs began.
Must have seen the weather forecastď»ż
Well, at least Tony Tchani won't have to Tweet about the strange Toronto weather patterns anymore.
The young defensive midfielder, who was the main prize in the Dwayne De Rosario trade, was shipped
to Trillium Cup rival Columbus Crew today in a multi-player deal as TFC's transfer window shuffle
Wow, they actually decided to announce them ahead of time for once. The last few years, they've
released the information at the same time the expansion draft protected lists come out. I will be
posting my final expansion draft predictions over the weekend.
I've updated my Graduating from GA post with this year's info, so it's easy to see how 2010's first
and second year players compared in terms of minutes to previous GA players.
Remember when I said that it was MLS Cup or bust for New York this year?Â Well
folks, that sentiment should be felt now more than ever.Â Erik Soler made a huge splash this
afternoon in anticipation to their clash with Houston by trading away Tony Tchani,
Danleigh Borman, and a first round draft pick in 2012 for five-time MLS Best XI
midfielder Dwayne De Rosario.
After it was announced that five starters from their first game against Seattle would missing on
their trip to Columbus, Hans Backe was forced to put together a makeshift lineup that would
severely test New York's depth.Â Even with all these changes, the Red Bulls still managed to get a
result in enemy territory, a sign that perhaps this team has what it takes to be championship
There was a bit of an uneasy feeling that the Red Bulls would fail to get another quality
scoring chance after Thierry Henry squandered a PK chance to put New York up front
early on, but rookie sensation Juan Agudelo would have none of it.
After a seemingly endless offseason, the 2011 season got underway with a 1-0 win in favor of the
home team, but not without all the drama that usually surrounds a Red Bulls fixture.
That's the label that's pretty much been put on this Red Bulls team by fans and "experts" alike
(please note the quotes).Â With all the expectations that come with having two world-class DPs
along with the addition of quality European talent, New York has no other option but to go all the
Danny Califf has been keeping busy in the offseason. Last month the Union captain took a
nine-day US Soccer Coaching License Course. Also of note in the piece, Califf says he's not up to
date with the club's offseason plansâ€”"I find out the news over the Internet"â€” and doesn't know
what's going on with Michael Orozco Fiscal's loan from Mexican club San Luis.
The playoffs roll on tomorrow as New York tries to get it in against San Jose in Harrison. Word is
that last week's trio of damaged goods --Tony Tchani, Salou Ibrahim and Thierry Henry-- are cleared
to play but if sh*t ain't broke, then why try to fix it. Basically what I'm saying is let Agudelo
start again, don't try and put TiTi in there just because you can.
New York found a little too much space in the first half and did just enough in the second to
cut down the Colorado Rapids 3-1 on Saturday afternoon in Patterson, New Jersey.
The Red Bulls dominated all but about 10 minutes of the first half in building a 2-0 lead. Both
goals were impressive as the team with three Designated Players Juan Pablo Angel, Thierry Henry and
Rafa Marquez looked like a squad that was coming together as the playoffs approach.
Good afternoon! Just a few bits and pieces to share with you on this fantastic Tuesday here in RBNY
land. Red Bulls coach Hans Backe underwent a surgical procedure to remove his gallbladder late
Monday night. This, after being diagnosed with cholecystitis. It's fairly certain that Mr. Backe
will not fly with the team to California for this coming Saturday's match against Chivas USA.
As expected, the Red Bulls drafted Tony Tchani with the #2 pick of the 2010 MLS Superdraft. This
guy has been hailed as "the next Sharlrie Joseph", with one guy stating "He is a franchise player
and the future of that team". We shall see. Altogether, the Red Bulls drafted five collegiate
players from the seven picks the team started the day with.
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.
Sporting KC continued a busy start to their offseason, trading for San Jose defender, Ike Opara for the team's second round pick in the 2013 MLS Superdraft. Opara was the Earthquakes first round pick (3rd overall) in the 2010 MLS Superdraft, where KC took Teal Bunbury with the 4th overall pick. In the 2010 draft the top four picks of Bunbury, Opara, Danny Mwanga, and Tony Tchani were all seen as the cream of the draft class.
The Re-Entry Draft list has been updated for Stage 1, which will take place Friday, December 7, at 3:00 p.m. EST.
Here's your updated list - 11 players are off the original list we posted yesterday.
The following players have been removed: Gonzalo Segares (re-signed by Chicago), Rodney Wallace (re-signed by Portland), Josh Gardner (traded from Montreal to SKC), Tony Tchani (Columbus), Justin Mapp (Montreal), Kyle Nakazawa (Los Angeles), Brian Perk (Los Angeles), Marvell Wynne (Colorado), Steve Purdy (Portland), O'Brian White (Seattle), and Stephen King (D.