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2012 MLS Supplemental Draft: FC Dallas Selects Three

(University of Maryland)
(University of Maryland)

The 2012 MLS Supplemental draft flew by this afternoon with all four rounds going in about 45 minutes. FC Dallas took three players, two defenders and one forward, with their 1st, 3rd and 4th round selections. With the #11 pick in the first round, FC Dallas took defender Alex Lee from Maryland, then in the 3rd round they took forward Walter Hines from Big East Tournament Champions St. Johns and in the 4th round FCD filled their SMU quota taking defender Ian Kalis from Plano.

Alex Lee

Lee is a three-year starter at the University of Maryland who spent most of his time at center back, but has played right back and forward. Lee paired with FCD academy product London Woodberry in center defense for the Terps in his senior season. From Rockville, MD, Lee was seriously injured his sophomore year as he was hit by a car, but recovered and was named captain in his senior season.

Keep reading for video and profiles of the three draft picks

From what I've seen of him and talked to a couple draft guys, Lee is a player with good positioning sense, good feet, and decent at 1v1 defending but someone who struggles a bit in the air and with speed. He projects to battle Jack Stewart for the final central defender spot on the roster.

Walter Hines

Walter Hines is a player I've never heard of before, a forward out of St Johns who comes out of the New York Red Bulls Academy. Born in Costa Rica, grew up in Brooklyn...scored a few goals for St. Johns, looks to be a speedy winger/forward. Take some dramamine before watching this video.

Ian Kalis

Kalis is a guy I've seen a lot at SMU, center back who can play right back as well. A two-year starter on SMU who ent to high school at Jesuit, really a good overall soccer player, but I'm not sure he is good enough to play at the MLS level. Kalis is a very smart player, but struggles to defend size and speed. He will be a nice addition for training.