The third and forth rounds of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft will resume tomorrow afternoon via conference call. For FC Dallas that means they'll be back on the board with a third round pick at number 43 and again in the forth round at number 62.
So who is actually available for Oscar Pareja and Fernando Clavijo to go after? More than likely most players picked in this portion of the draft will have a hard time making an already crowded FC Dallas roster, but there is a chance that someone could end up being a gold mine type pick late in the draft. We've seen it in the past with guys like Geoff Cameron and Chicago keeper Sean Johnson, both were forth round picks.
Here are a small sampling of some of the best players left available for tomorrow's third and forth rounds.
Mackenzie Pridham, F, Cal Poly - Some where a bit shocked to see Pridham not taken in the first two rounds last Thursday in Philadelphia. While he is not incredibly fast, he does have the scoring ability that most coaches covet in this league. He ended this past season with 11 goals. I could see him as the type of guys that gets selected and then gets loaned out to a lower division club to get some extra playing time right away.
Victor Chavez, F, UCLA - The former US U-17 player had some good seasons at UCLA. He is the type of player that depends on quality service to get his goals, which he would certainly get at the professional level with guys like Mauro Diaz, Fabian Castillo and Blas Perez feeding him the ball.
Aodhan Quinn, M, Akron - A quality attacking midfielder from a good program, Quinn would be a solid depth piece behind Diaz. He has the skill set to make it work at the next level and has the work ethic that coaches love to see in young players.
AJ Corrado, M, Indiana - A well rounded player that some thought (including myself) to be a first round pick. He can play out wide or in the middle.
Fifi Baiden, M, UCSB - Another guy that looked like a first rounder before the Combine, Baiden is a quality guy that reminds me a lot of Dax McCarty.
Nikita Kotlov, M, Indiana - He helped lead the Hoosiers in goals in 2013 but many believe his talents won't be used in the midfield at the next level, but more at right back. While FCD is stocked in that area with Kellyn Acosta and Zach Loyd, adding another depth piece behind them isn't a bad option, especially when you consider the pedigree that Kotlov would bring.