Teams drafted yesterday as we all know. Some did much better than others. While we expect to see some draft picks traded away and clubs move above the other in order to snap the guy they wanted most early in the draft, it ended up not being the case.

Both Toronto and Seattle dangled their picks but at the end of the day, both walked away with top picks and looked really smart for it in the long run.

Really only one club moved up in the draft and that wasn’t even until the second round when Chicago did it. And honestly it may turn out to be the smartest move of the draft when it is all said and done.

How do I think each team faired? Here are my grades below. I tried to be reasonable for each club because let’s be real honest here, no one, not me nor any other soccer pundit out there knows if these guys are really going to be good in a year’s time or even three year’s time. Its all guess work.

Feel free as always to pipe in your grades below. People yesterday during the draft chat felt Toronto scored big, I am one to agree with them.

Chicago Fire: 4 picks, Baggio Husidic (20th overall); David Sias (43rd overall); Jokull Elisabetarson (52nd overall); and Richard Jata (58th overall)

For a club that had a lot of late picks I have to admit the Fire did pretty well for themseleves. They were the only club to trade up to get anyone and I thought getting Husidic was a nice kid to get. His combine scores put him in the second round but I think the kid has true potential to do some good things in the league. Jata is a hell of a story, if he keeps his head on straight he will be a real steal for this club. Sias is a good value at where they got them. I would have liked to have seen them go a little more defensive with their picks but overall they came out looking very solid.

WVH Draft Grade: B-

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Chivas USA: 3 picks; Michael Lahoud (9th overall); Kyle Christensen (35th overall); and Jamie Franks (49th overall).

Getting Lahoud was a surprise at first to some (including myself) but the more you look into the better it is for Chivas. They need a replacement for the very possible departure of Sasha Kljestan and Lahoud looks like a MLS ready guy as it is. Franks is a risky pick because he may not sign with the league, if he does Preki and company may have gotten a real solid steal late with him.

But not picking Stefan Frei could come back to haunt them later on. Overall they didn’t address all the needs in the draft that they should have. Defensively they needed fresh faces and got none.

WVH Draft Grade: C-

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Colorado Rapids: 6 picks, Kwame Adjeman-Pamboe (28th overall); Steward Ceus (37th overall); Ross Schunk (47th overall); Jordan Seabrook (51st overall); Henry Kalungi (53rd overall); and Michael Holody (59th overall).

Addressed some areas possible needs with four forth round picks. Their only early pick was Adjeman-Pamboe, which is a solid pick because he should add some much needed speed to their striking core. Getting the fallen Seabrook that late was a real steal in my mind and in a lot of others.

Getting Matt Pickens in a trade from Chicago could prove to be huge for the club. Addressing their keeper issues was much needed in this draft and Pickens is a good option to have.

WVH Draft Grade: B-

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Columbus Crew: 3 picks: Paul Gerstenberger (30th overall); Alex Grendi (45th overall); Chris Clements (60th overall):

Columbus got the typical MLS Cup winners draft. Nothing exciting. I have to admit though I like the final pick with Clements. I was pretty high on him going into the draft and I think he could turn into a solid defender in the league. But overall the Crew didn’t need to do much in the draft this year, look for them to make better and bigger moves elsewhere.

WVH Draft Grade: D+

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DC United: 5 picks: Rodney Wallace (6th overall); Chris Pontius (7th overall); Milos Kocic (21st overall); Lyle Adams (26th overall); and Brandon Barklage (36th overall).

Not a bad draft for United. Some hated the Pontius pick, mainly because I think most Black-and-Red fans thought Stefan Frei would be a wiser pick. I agree with that but Pontius will be a quality player down the line. Wallace is a beast of a defender and I thought getting him a six was a huge pick up. Kocic was seen to be the second best keeper in the draft so by not getting Frei they did get the next best thing. Adams was a huge steal that brought their grade way up for me. It went from being a decent draft to a very good one with Adams for me.

WVH Draft Grade: A

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FC Dallas: 3 picks: Peri Marosevic (5th overall); George John(14th overall); and Brian Shriver (27th overall).

Probably one of the more underrated drafts I think. Three very good picks by Dallas. Their trades leading up to the draft made them draft this way. Marosevic will be an excellent striker down the road I believe. John is a quality defender and I really enjoyed Shriver during the College Cup run by UNC. All good picks that met some needs for Dallas. Some won’t rate it too high and maybe the reason for that is drafting two forwards and not two defenders.

WVH Draft Grade: B+

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Houston Dynamo: 2 picks: Daniel Cruz (41st overall); and Marcus Tracey (56th overall).

Both gambles, but Cruz should turn out to be a good player under Dominic Kinnear. The Tracey pick was purely drafting player rights because Houston probably thinks like most in the league that Tracey will return in a couple years. Still both are long-shots but when you have only a few needs and only two late picks it isn’t a bad idea.

Its a wait and see kind of draft for the Dynamo. Right now its just not that great.

WVH Draft Grade: D+

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Kansas City Wizards: 5 picks: Matt Besler (8th overall); Doug DeMartin (22nd overall); Graham Zusi (23rd overall); Neal Kitson (42nd overall); and Akeem Priestley (50th overall).

First two picks seemed like a reach at the time but could be good. I like the Zusi pick because I think he could easily be a solid part of this club for the next few years. Kitson will easily be a good backup and possible waiting in the wings keeper behind Kevin Hartman. Still overall not a great draft by the Wizards.

WVH Draft Grade: C-

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LA Galaxy: 4 picks: Omar Gonzalez (3rd overall); AJ DeLaGarza (19th overall); Josh Boateng (33rd overall); and Kyle Patterson (48th overall).

Love the draft by Bruce Arena. Gonzalez is probably the best defender in the draft and DeLaGarza was a good pick in the second round to trade and get. Patterson was also a good pick late in the draft.

Plus unloading Ante Jazic was a good move by Arena to clear some much needed cap space.

WVH Draft Grade: A

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New England Revolution: 7 picks: Kevin Alston (10th overall); Ryan Maxwell (15th overall); Andrei Gotsmanov (24th overall); Denaldin Hamzagic (25th overall); Chris Salvaggione (38th overall); Darrius Barnes (40th overall); Tyrel Lacey (55th overall).

Loved their first two picks. Getting Alston was huge for the Revs and Maxwell will provide some serious speed to the wings. Barnes will end up being a steal in this draft as well. Seeing how their previous picks have turned out, their reaches with Hamzagic and Salvaggione could end up being good.

Overall it was a solid and probably a successful draft for Steve Nicol and company.

WVH Draft Grade: B

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New York Red Bulls: 4 picks: Jeremy Hall (11th overall); Babajide Ogunbiyi (18th overall); Jack Traynor (29th overall); Nick Zimmerman (44th overall).

First two picks were great. Hall will provide a solid spark on the wings and Ogunbiyi is a good addition to a weak defense. Traynor and Zimmerman are a bit of a reach in my mind from what I’ve seen and read about them. More than likely both will be turned into defensive backs. We will see about those two but overall not a bad draft for the Red Bulls. I do still wonder about Juan Carlos Osorio’s drafting skills.

WVH Draft Grade: B

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Real Salt Lake: 3 pick: Jean Alexandre (11th overall); Raphael Cox(54th overall); and Futhi Bhembe (57th overall).

Probably the worst draft by any club this year. Alexandre is good but definitely a big reach at 11. Thing is Alexandre is a decent prospect but he was probably good to pick in the second or even third round. Two late picks are anybody’s guesses here. I still think they should have taken Frei and traded him elsewhere for better value.

WVH Draft Grade: F

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San Jose Earthquakes: 2 picks: Brad Ring (17th overall); and Quincy Amarikwa (32nd overall).

Ring was a very good pick in the second round. He easily could have been a first rounder. Amarikwa is an interesting prospect. He could end up being good but he also could end up being pretty bad. Still with only two picks they did alright. John Doyle has more work to do elsewhere in transfers and signings.

WVH Draft Grade: C+

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Seattle Sounders FC: 4 picks: Steve Zakuani (1st overall); Evan Brown (16th overall); Jared Karkas (31st overall); and Michael Fucito (46th overall).

Zakuani will be a good prospect for years to come or he could suck for all we know. I still believe he will turn out to be pretty good. Brown is also a very solid pick, he was probably one of the more underrated players from Wake Forest.

Still not a bad draft for the expansion side, two defenders, a midfielder and a striker. Pretty much what you should do with four picks if you are an expansion club.

WVH Draft Grade: B

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Toronto FC: 5 picks: Sam Cronin (2nd overall); O’Brien White (4th overall); Stefan Frei (13th overall); Mike Grella (34th overall); and Kyle Hall (39th overall).

What can we say, the Reds had the best draft of anyone this year. They didn’t deal their picks like we all thought they would, probably because knowing Mo Johnston he was asking for too much. Cronin is MLS ready, as is Frei. White will be a good pick once he is fully healthy. If Grella signs it will easily be the strongest draft any club has probably ever had.

At the end of the day the Reds end up with the best midfielder (Cronin), the best keeper (Frei) and to some even the best forward (White). One could say they made out like bandits in this draft. I think they very well did.

WVH Draft Grade: A+