22 responses

  1. Seriously?
    January 24, 2013

    Are any/many of these players able to be claimed as home grown players by MLS teams, as happened this year?

    • Ives Galarcep
      January 24, 2013

      The Chicago Fire can claim Brian Ciesulka as homegrown but I don’t get the sense it is a lock that they will be signing him. They have some other players in their pipeline who I think they are targeting, which is apparently why they didn’t sign Ian Christianson this year.

  2. James
    January 24, 2013

    Alright Ives, if you REALLY want to impress me, you’ll say who they’re drafted to as well.

    • William the Terror
      January 24, 2013

      Well, if he predicted the draft order this far in advance, and if the prediction actually turned out to be correct, that would lead to allegations of match-fixing which would result in investigations by FIFA, Interpol and the FBI. It would probably also mean that future SBI posts would be generated out of Rahway State Prison. Not saying that Ives isn’t fixing matches, mind you. All I’m saying is that, if he is, let’s keep it on the down-low.

      • Bobb
        January 24, 2013

        Post of the month.

      • jay nt
        January 27, 2013

        +1

  3. chris
    January 24, 2013

    Damn Ben Sweat. I remember playing against that beast. Could play anywhere on the field and would just dominate every game. Ive heard he has a pre-contract with some team in sweden though

  4. Mark
    January 24, 2013

    Never imagined seeing Petts on this list. After his freshman year, he has seemed to take some steps back. But maybe it just seems that way because his production stats declined due to Zavelta’s arrival.

  5. EasyE
    January 24, 2013

    I would love to see their measurables i.e. height and weight. I’m a sucker for a 6’3” midfielder with some skill on the ball.

  6. sly
    January 24, 2013

    Only one Jamaican!!! This last draft has spoiled me.

  7. John Cocktosen
    January 24, 2013

    While your at, why not do a recap of the 2010 draft? Or 2011. Whatever.

    What teams came out ahead. How did it compare to projections.

    • Alex
      January 26, 2013

      Totally agree. Would love to see draft grades 2 or 3 years removed.

  8. Dlewis
    January 25, 2013

    Sorry but I just don’t see it with Patrick Mullins, and this is coming from a Terps fan. Clearly he has talent with finishing but he’s far to slow with the ball and don’t play we’ll at all with his back to goal. While he’s got some pro prospects, calling him the no.4 prospect in the nation is a stretch for me. More like a mid-to-late first rounder. Agree 100% with Schillo though, he’s a monster.

    • Vic
      January 25, 2013

      Since you’re a Maryland fan what do you think about Cristiano Francois? Seems like a very talented player with great ball skills. Francois didn’t play all the time because of Maryland’s great forwards Mullins and Tshuma. You think Francois should be tried out as a winger to fit in all the players at the same time? Or just wait another year until Mullins and Tshuma leave for MLS?

      • Dlewis
        January 27, 2013

        Think Francois is far better suited to striker then winger, he’ll get playing time though because Sasho likes to sub a good amount. As for his talent I think he’s fantastic, very explosive and has great control. Just needs to refine his decision making.

  9. bret
    January 25, 2013

    I’m not sure where these lists come from. I am familiar with the college soccer scene in the Midwest and I know that professional scouts consider Tyler Engel (SMU), Harrison Shipp(Notre Dame) and Jacob Bushue (Indiana) to be much better pro prospects than Corrado and Petts of Indiana. I think it would be very interesting to look at how the actual 2013 draft compared to the initial mock drafts put together a year earlier. I think the homegrown situation also complicates these lists.

  10. John
    January 26, 2013

    wheres guys like Domenic Sarle, Alex Shinsky, David Opuku, Earl Edwards, Guisseppe Gentile, marlon duran, victor chavez, and andrew craven?? surely they gotta be in there too.

    • Dan
      January 26, 2013

      Dom Sarle left abruptly during the season from UCSB. Alex Shinsky has been a limited sub for Maryland since he arrived to College Park. David Opoku left after 2011 to play in Finland and has since been training with Sounders. Earl Edwards is UCLA’s #1 by default. Guisseppe Gentile had a slow year in 2012. Marlon Duran went to Dayton, no comment. Victor Chavez is finding his free-spirit at liberal UCLA. Andrew Craven is at UNC and doing exceptionally well growing out his hair.

    • Ives Galarcep
      January 26, 2013

      Not really.

  11. alex
    January 26, 2013

    No chance on Dean and Birnbaum. Dean has gotten worse and Birnbaum has injury problems. That coupled with a very average cal team means no chance in the draft.

  12. Paul Miller
    January 27, 2013

    Over 50 percent of the senior USMNT players with field time in 2012 had at least one season on a college team. And that more-than-half includes all the native German speakers. Average age of these guys is probably late 20s.

    Yet for the guys about 10 years younger, college is becoming a less-taken route. Only 30-some percent of the national U-20 players with field time last year were with college teams.

    Seems like a trend away from college for the stronger players. More are jumping from high school to senior club play. In another 10-20 years, will websites like this still be tracking players through the college draft?

  13. 79_forever
    February 21, 2013

    Still no Right Back prospects on the horizon? What gives?

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