By MIKE NASTRI
The Houston Dynamo came away as the big winner on draft day taking Kofi Sarkodie and trading up to select Will Bruin.
Sarkodie, the dynamic right back from Akron, fell a few spots lower than expected on draft day. Houston took the best player available with the seventh overall pick in Sarkodie despite just recently signing a right back in Hunter Freeman. The Generation Adidas fullback has the attacking skill set to fit in as a right wing player, potentially helping fill the role left by the trade of Brian Mullan last season.
The Dynamo then traded allocation money to Portland for the rights to the eleventh pick, which Houston used to take Generation Adidas forward Will Bruin. The Indiana target forward is a good finisher and very good in the air.
Despite having just one pick heading into the draft, Houston ended up with two quality players that can start on the team now. These additions will give a boost to team looking to get back into the playoffs in 2011.
SBI had a chance to interview both Sarkodie and Bruin, as well as Dynamo head coach Dom Kinnear. The video interviews are after the jump: