Category Archives: MLS Draft 2009

MLS Hot Stove: Trade talk galore ahead of draft

  There may not be a busier time of year for trade talk than early January, as teams posture and prepare for the MLS Draft. Teams all over the league are talking about deals involving draft picks and veterans they … Continue reading »

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MLS unveils Generation adidas class (Tracy, Grella missing from Combine roster)

  Major League Soccer has unveiled its 2009 Generation adidas class and the nine-player list didn't have any surprises. Led by Akron striker Steve Zakuani, here is the Generation adidas class, which should look familiar: Steve Zakuani Omar Gonzalez Rodney … Continue reading »

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Trader Mo and TFC are ready to deal

  When Major League Soccer's coaches and technical directors converge on Ft. Lauderdale, Florida this weekend for the MLS Combine, there will be one man who will be as popular as any of the players on display. That man is … Continue reading »

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Daniel Cruz signs Generation adidas deal

                             Photo by ISIphotos.com UNLV and U.S. Under-20 striker Daniel Cruz has become the ninth player to sign a Generation adidas contract, making him available for the 2009 MLS Draft on Jan. 15, sources confirmed to SBI on Tuesday a sophomore … Continue reading »

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Generation adidas draft class all but set

  The 2008 MLS Draft is just ten days away and the MLS Combine begins on Saturday, meaning the Generation adidas draft class should be revealed very soon. Sources are telling me the list has been all but finalized. A … Continue reading »

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Hyndman: Cooper staying put for 2009

  Those of you wondering just where Kenny Cooper might transfer to this winter might want to find another American to follow this transfer window. FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman recently revealed that he has been told Cooper will … Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Mock Draft (Version 3.0)

                    Photo by Zips Sports Photography Call it a major mock draft shake-up. Plenty has happened since the last SBI Mock Draft, from word that Ike Opara would be staying in school to the latest news that Baggio Husidic … Continue reading »

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Husidic signs Generation adidas deal

The upcoming MLS Draft was already stocked with talent, but that talent pool will be a little deeper after Major League Soccer was able to sign one of its top targets. University of Illinois-Chicago midfielder Baggio Husidic has signed a … Continue reading »

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Who do you want your team to draft?

                                                                          Photo by ISIphotos.com You may not have realized it in your post New Year's Day haze but the 2009 MLS Draft is less than two weeks away. That's right, in less than two weeks MLS teams will dig … Continue reading »

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Sources: Opara staying in school

                                                                   Photo by ISIphotos.com Ike Opara was widely-regarded as the best defender, and one of the best players available in the 2009 MLS Draft, but only if he actually entered the draft. It is looking more and more like … Continue reading »

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SBI MLS Mock Draft (Version 2.0)

                                                                    Photo by ISIphotos.com One week down and three to go as we slowly move toward the 2009 MLS Draft in St. Louis and every passing week produces more information, more names and more scenarios we could see come … Continue reading »

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The MLS Grapevine: Notes on Van Den Bergh, White and Wallace

  Good evening folks. If you are like me (and are digging out of an East Coast snow storm) you might be sitting at home after some snow shoveling wishing there was some MLS news to read. While it is … Continue reading »

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