Everything is gearing up for tomorrow's draft in MLS.
// FC Dallas //
A big time tournament for the FCD academy coming up here as they head to Copa Chivas. FCD is the lone US team in this tournament too as they'll face off against Liga MX sides Monterrey and Tijuana, Portugese giants Benfica and Brazilian powerhouse Cruzeiro.
// MLS //
A little more change from the previous mock drafts that have been done as they're picking FCD to get Eric Verso from Stanford. I caught a few Stanford games last fall and was pretty impressed with Verso in their midfield. That would be a pretty decent pick for FCD.
All of our MLS blogs got together for a mock draft as well. I gave explanations to our picks yesterday.
I was asked to do FCD's pick and just like with the SBN mock draft, I landed with Andrew Tarbell.
ESPN's Jeff Carlisle checks in with his wrap up of the MLS Combine along with a few other notes on the Jordon Morris situation.
Ah, the annual 'team picking first is going to trade the pick' post. Honestly, I wouldn't be that shocked to see the Fire make a move out of number one though. As good as this draft is, they can get some allocation money and help sign some other guys outside of the draft.
The Fire are rather busy these days talking about who they want and where they hope to go.
I know some of you are thinking, man if only Jesse Gonzalez hadn't gone to Mexico. Well you're right in some ways there but Hamid was replaced by Sean Johnson instead.
Yet another MLSer going down to Mexico to play this season. Such an interesting trend we're seeing in that.
I've always been intrigued by Rodney Wallace as a player but it sounds like his days in MLS are over as he looks elsewhere. I think Oscar Pareja could have done some great work with him too.
// NASL //
I don't believe I talked about this yesterday but its worth bringing up.
But as Atlanta leaves the NASL, Wilt is trying to get another team in the Windy City.