- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On October 22, 2009
- 12 Comments
- 2010 MLS SuperDraft
While the MLS season is about to end it only means one thing, the SuperDraft is just right around the corner. Yes, that means a boat load of college kids will head to the combine for MLS coaches and scouts to pick out and find the very best of the best. This past year we saw a very good crop of college players turn into quality MLS players from Sam Cronin to Darrius Barnes to the top pick Steve Zakuani.
Now it is time to start picking out the next group that will be on each club’s big boards in January. These last few days I have been doing a load of research on as many players as possible and I’ve picked out a few names to begin with here today. I hope to in the end list off most of the guys that will go in the first couple rounds next year.
Now some of these kids may not go the MLS route and some may not come out of college just yet but it should be noted that they are worth keeping an eye on for the future.
If you know of some guys that are worthy to be looked at here please email me or send their names to me via Twitter so I can include them in the next batch.
Maruo Fuzetti (Michigan) : Some have claimed him to be one of the best strikers out there. I recall seeing some of his games earlier this year and I gotta say this kid has some serious talent. The senior from Texas will surely catch the eyes of some MLS clubs who need offense (hello New York).
Austin de Luz (Wake Forest): This senior midfield is the lifeblood of the Demon Deacon offense. With 11 assists on the year you have to believe de Luz will find a way to impress some scouts on the next level.
Ike Opara (Wake Forest): He’s missed some games this season but I still believe he is one of the better defenders in the country. He didn’t come out last year and I wonder if his set backs will keep him from coming out to the Draft this year, he’s definitely one to keep an eye on.
Kwame Watson-Siriboe (UConn): One thing I know is Big East soccer comes down to tough defending and this kid is definitely one tough player. He has quality size and speed and is always in the thick of things when it comes to set pieces for the Huskies.
Teal Bunbury (Akron): Thought Akron would be lost without the likes of Steve Zakuani? Think again the Zips are number one yet again this year and a lot of it has to do with the play of this Sophomore. No word yet on if Bunbury is thinking of going pro but you gotta believe he will be a prime candidate for one of those Generation adidas contracts if he does. In other words, keep an eye on this kid.
Kyle Nakazawa (UCLA): Another senior striker to watch out for. The Bruins are second in the national behind this guy’s eight goals and five assists. He’s been in the U-20 national team player pool for a while now and I’d expect he will see his fair share of shots in MLS.
Brian Perk (UCLA): This senior keeper will more than likely be the best keeper in the draft should he go the MLS route. I can’t help but think he may see his time overseas instead of in MLS. Still he will be one to watch for.