2012 MLS Player Combine
The MLS combine has been taking place this weekend in Florida and I've compiled a bunch of articles worth reading to educate yourselves on the combine and draft which takes place a little over 72 hours from now.
I got a chance to watch some of the action yesterday and just a few observations from me: Sam Garza has looked great every time I've seen him. Will he be available at #11? Not sure, but if FCD wants to replace Eric Avila, Garza is the closest thing to him they'll find.
I really like what I see out of UNC center back Matt Hedges as a replacement for George John. Hedges doesn't quite have the passing out of the back that John, a converted midfielder, does, but he is every bit as dominant in the air and would slot in well next to Ugo Ihemelu. I highly doubt he would be available at #11 either, but a guy can dream. If teams rate Baptiste and the GA guys higher, there is a possibility.
When looking at the combine reports, notice the reports on guys like Garza, Hedges, Aaron Maund, and some of these other names that Drew mentioned.
First off some video-
All of the MLS "The Daily" videos around the combine have been great. Some really good analysis from the guys on the ground watching the games. Here is a link to the most recent Daily, you will see videos for all the previous ones on the right side. Highly recommended.
You can find a wealth of Combine articles from MLS Soccer by following this link.
And finally...video highlights!
AdiPower 3 AdiPrime 2 (Friday)
AdiZero 0 AdiPure 0 (Friday)
AdiPower 2 AdiZero 1 (Sunday)
AdiPure 4 AdiPrime 2 (Sunday)
Any players caught your eye? Do you want Dallas to target a CB, winger, forward or outside back?