2012 MLS Draft: Live Commentary

 

The Montreal Impact will make the first draft pick of their MLS history today as the league's 19th team kicks off today's 2012 MLS Mock Draft.

The Impact are expected to pick between Darren Mattocks and Andrew Wenger as the top pick in this year's draft, with Mattocks expected to be the selection.

There is plenty of trade talk taking place, with multiple teams looking to move up into the top four picks of the draft.

SBI will be providing live commentary on today's MLS Draft so please feel free to follow the action here. As always, you are welcome to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action (Today's Commentary is after the jump):

 

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37 Responses to 2012 MLS Draft: Live Commentary

  1. MC Pharaoh says:

    You’re giving me the feeling the Red Bulls are trading Mccarty for a higher pick with that tweet Ives…

  2. vik says:

    I’m not sure I understand the Cooper trade. I suppose he’ll pair well with Henry, but it also seems like they don’t plan to play Agudelo.

  3. David says:

    Soler was talking about the challenges of Agudelo being on the national team yesterday and how he will be in the olympics. I think they are going to move him on.

  4. MC Pharaoh says:

    nvm. Cooper trade is surprising to say the least.

  5. Rory says:

    Whoo-hoo… first question taken over on the Fox Soccer Chat. Kind of torn over which to follow, so I think I’ll follow both!

  6. ChrisTheLSUTiger says:

    Well, there goes Ives’ draft board with the first pick.

  7. Dimidri says:

    So odd to see fans being cordial towards a commissioner at a draft….somewhere, David Stern is feeling jealous.

  8. wilyboy says:

    Hope De Leon is something special, because Martinez is going to be good.

  9. Andy says:

    Agudelo needs out of NY asap

  10. TomG says:

    It’s official. NYRB are being run by feces-flinging monkeys. This deal makes no sense: Henri needs a speedy partner, not a guy like Cooper, they already have multiple forwards, they have a crying need for a CB in the draft but they trade away their pick. Another dumb move by a guy who specializes in dumb moves. It sucks being a NYRB fan.

  11. GSScasual says:

    do you really expect to have a quality, tested cb from a draft pick? get real.. Cooper is a great move.. draft picks are over rated

  12. JoeW says:

    Trading for Cooper doesn’t make sense to me. I think he’ll have a fine season with Henry. But it probably relegates Agudelo to the bench (as in…nailed to the bench) and that’s bad for the USNT.

  13. abc says:

    Um, just last year CBs like Jalil Anibaba and AJ Soares were taken in the draft. Omar Gonzalez and George John are quality CBs from the draft. You know who else? TIM REAM.

  14. abc says:

    I think it was pretty obvious Marsh would prefer Wenger.

  15. TomG says:

    What he said. The draft is a GREAT place to pick up a CB.

  16. Matt S says:

    Likely that Agudelo is either on his way out or is going to be used on the wing.

    If he stays he’ll be ready for plenty of those 90th minute sub ins (which knowing Backe will probably be his first sub of the game)

  17. MicahK says:

    Why did Portland let him go ? He was like one of their top scorers.

  18. JScott says:

    This is completely off-topic but are the upcoming January US Men friendlies seriously only being aired on ESPN3 and Galavision? No English-language TV broadcast?

  19. JP says:

    Off-topic but relevant. US should announce soon a friendly match against Brazil on May 30 or 31, to be played in Boston or Washington. Brazil will also play Mexico (June 3 – Dallas) and Argentina (June 9 – New Jersey).

  20. WayneH says:

    Portland played him a lot more than their other forwards due to a sort of sunk cost fallacy. He has a big contract and did not perform relative to his cost. Perlaza would have likely scored more goals than him given the same playing time.

  21. abc says:

    LOL top scorers… look at his game log, he had like one goal in the middle three months of the season. Lethal!!

  22. Eric says:

    Do you help run the Redskins or something? Their business model in the NFL has be similar to NY’s in MLS. Trade draft picks for overrated players, sign big name free agents, hire a bigger name coach, and then not make the playoffs.

    Rinse. Repeat.

    NY needs to start keeping their draft picks and building a core of young talented players. Agudelo is their most promising young player and they’re letting him rot. Ream was their second most promising and they destroyed his confidence so badly that he’s about to go to Bolton and fight against relegation rather than stay.

  23. chris says:

    Tyler Polak sinkning about as fast as you can sink

  24. Eric says:

    Happens to at least one player every year. See Danny Cruz for example. Honestly, they tend to fall to Chicago a lot as well it seems. Sean Johnson, Patrick Nyarko.

    He’ll be taken soon.

  25. Tony in Quakeland says:

    I take great comfort in knowing that, no matter what I may do or say today, I can’t possibly be as stupid as the New York Red Bulls just were. Yes, the high water mark for stupidty for January 12 is well out of reach.

  26. fischy says:

    Yes.

  27. fischy says:

    It seems ESPN3 is not continuing the broadcast….

  28. leftcoastmetro says:

    How so? Cooper got 8 goals with minimal service. NY (Richards, Marquez, etc.) will get him the ball a lot more. And if he doesn’t do well, NY drops him and it won’t have cost a cent in allocation money.

    Plus they’re losing Agudelo, Henry probably for 3 months and Rodger’s north of 30. Should they just sit on their asses at Forward? And they’ve got tons of allocation space with Ream and probably Agudelo moving on.

    I’m not saying it’s a definite masterful move, but it’s definitely not a reckless worthy-of-Chivas sort of thing.

  29. Andy says:

    Can Mattocks play for the USA or is he locked in Jamaica? Just wondering because I wouldn’t mind a striker with his pace and ability in a US shirt.

  30. soccerhorn says:

    hard to believe, right? Way to go ESPN. Obviously they don’t want the USMNT games to interfere with their ladies pool tournament rebroadcast.

    Letter-writing campaign! If anyone knows where to send such a letter, post it here!

  31. soccerhorn says:

    they’re back up

  32. JoeW says:

    Portland struggled to score (besides dead balls) for most of the year. Which is a shame b/c otherwise the team showed a lot of heart, reasonably good defense. But if they couldn’t get a chance of a restart they mostly couldn’t score. And if you talk to a Portland fan, they’ll tell you that Cooper disappointed the first half of the season (and even got benched at one point).

    I suspect it’s a combination of “value” (as in Portland thought they could get an equal number of goals for a lot less money or get a far better player for the same amount of money–and I think that’s true) with fit (a Timbers fan might know better but my sense was that Cooper wore out his welcome a bit–had some abrasion with Spencer at one point and didn’t deliver like the owner and fans thought he would).

  33. MC Pharaoh says:

    Absolutely shocking we didnt see Yamada, Paniagua, Evan James, & Antoine Hoppenot drafted today imo. They were all very exciting midfielders to watch at the combine with good skill. They have to be favorites in the supplemental rounds I’d guess…

  34. fischy says:

    I’m guessing ladies’ pool costs less to cover. Also, I think ESPN’s deal gives them a limited number of games. I’m guessing the Italy game makes the cut, even if it’s an afternoon game.

  35. Ricky says:

    He drifted out wide too much and did not hold the ball up particularly well. He seemed to slow the team down. He’s a good guy, but the fit wasn’t there and for the money Timbers FO and supporters were expecting a lot more.

    The only dynamic goal that really comes to mind was his strike away at Vancouver, but that was very late in the season.

  36. Air Jordanz says:

    Wouldn’t Mattocks add yet another international player to the Impact’s roster (when they’re currently over the limit), or does GA cancel that out?

  37. DCLee says:

    Agreed. The supplemental rounds could be interesting.