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2018 MLS SuperDraft: Five defenders FC Dallas should be looking at

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Picking in the middle of the first round gives FC Dallas some options.

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The 2018 MLS SuperDraft is next week and it is high time to begin looking at some potential draft targets for FC Dallas.

Up first we’re going to dive into a few defenders that could help round out the defense before the 2018 season.

Tim Kubel (Louisville)

A couple scouts have claimed that he is one of the top outside backs in the draft. The German was a consistent player for the Cardinals during the four years he was a starter. He brings quality service from the outside and decent finishing too. In his four seasons, he scored 21 goals and brought in 26 assists.

Wyatt Omsberg (Dartmouth)

A tall center back that scored four goals in 2017. Omsberg was a natural leader at Dartmouth and would be a natural fit in the depth chart behind Matt Hedges or Maynor Figueroa.

Joao Moutinho (Akron, Generation adidas)

The product of Sporting Lisbon’s academy excelled in his only season at Akron. He scored three goals and notched five assists. His passing ability is really smooth for a player of his age. He could also play in the defensive side of the midfield as he has a natural ability to play in almost any position.

Tristan Blackmon (Pacific)

Blackmon was a converted forward into a right back over the last couple of seasons with Pacific. He brings good service from the wings and had a good nose at getting forward into the attack.

Tomas Hilliard-Arce (Stanford)

Hilliard-Arce is one of the few seniors already signed before the MLS Combine. He was a consistent four-year starter and a two-time All-American. He’s likely a top-five pick in this draft as he is rated as one of the top defenders in this pool. His defensive qualities are what you want in a center back as he would likely compete for minutes on day one.

Are there any defenders you hope to see picked at #11? Let us know below.