The first half of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft is in the books as rounds one and two were completed on Thursday afternoon in Philadelphia. FC Dallas had one pick and Oscar Pareja got his man in forward Tesho Akindele from the Colorado School of Mines.
We've given you all some back story on Akindele and what he brings to the table, but now it is time to look as see how others viewed this pick by FCD.
Note: Doyle broke out his grades in different categories, FCD was listed in a "Time Will Have to Tell" group
FC Dallas - Traded down, then traded back up to pick Tesho Akindele No. 6. He's raw, but he's got speed and size, two things that Dallas could use.
It seemed like something of a reach for FCD to grab a Division II player with the sixth overall pick of the draft. However, FCD acquired an international slot and was able to acquire the player it coveted after trading down and then back up in the draft.
After moving from 5th to 10th to 6th, the Big D club selected Tesho Akindele, a midfielder who will be real good in a year or two. The pick probably won't look that great in 2014, but 2015 or 2016 might make this look like a steal.