Danny Mwanga talks to the press. (Kevin Kinkead for WVHooligan.com)

The 2010 MLS SuperDraft is finally over. The dust has settled on another year’s draft and just as always there were some big winners and then there were some losers. I wanted to post this piece last night but I felt that I really needed to take a bit of time away from the draft to really give it an honest look.

Below are my team-by-team draft grades. I’ll start with the best and work my way down from there. Feel free to leave your grades below.

Philadelphia Union

When you trade for two additional first round picks to go with the top overall pick you have a chance to do something special. Peter Nowak and company definitely did just that. We knew they’d take Danny Mwanga first but with the 6th and 7th picks I thought the gambles they took with Amobi Okugo and Jack McInerney were smart ones. I really see all three of those guys being quality players in this league.

After that in the second round they managed to get in my eyes the best defensive midfielder in Toni Stahl. I know he slipped due to his international status and his Combine efforts but believe me Stahl is as MLS-ready as it comes here.

Their third and forth round picks were solid too. Getting Kyle Nakazawa is a better pick than most people believe. I know Nakazawa hasn’t been too great these last couple years but he’ll do well with Philadelphia. Lastly the Brian Perk pick may confuse some considering they already have two solid keepers but this just creates a little competition for the starting role there. I like it.

WVH Draft Grade: A+

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Chicago Fire

Some how the Fire made out like bandits in this draft. They were lucky enough to get Corben Bone in the first round but getting the second-best central defender in Kwame Watson-Siriboe and arguably the best goalkeeper prospect in Generation adidas pick Sean Johnson really made their draft into a solid one.

Plus I liked the Drew Yates pick. Some had him going in the second round before the draft and I think the Fire getting him may be a steal.

WVH Draft Grade: A

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New York Red Bulls

I like their early picks but I’m still a little unsure about a couple of their later round picks. Still they got one of the best players in the draft in Tony Tchani with the second pick then grabbing Wake Forest midfielder Austin da Luz was also a smart pick. Irving Garcia could end up being a sleeper pick or he could end up not making the roster at all. Only time will tell which it will be.

WVH Draft Grade: A-

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San Jose Earthquakes

The first spot in this draft grade order is really a tie for me between New York and San Jose. I really liked what the Quakes did with their draft by not only getting the best defender in Ike Opara but also getting a couple solid players like Justin Morrow, Michael Thomas and Andrew Hoxie.

It seems like for once the Quakes finally took this draft serious with their selections.

WVH Draft Grade: A-

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FC Dallas

Honestly I don’t think Dallas will regret trading the sixth pick when it is all said and done here. The team couldn’t allow too many more young prospects that had Generation adidas contracts in hand and there really wasn’t another guy that Schellas Hyndman could take at that spot to make up for it. Plus I think getting the extra allocation for that pick means they are going to try and re-sign Dave van den Burgh.

But back to the picks for a moment. They got arguable one of the most versatile players in Zach Loyd at number five and then took a good forward prospect that should be humbled by his poor Combine showing in Andrew Wiedeman. The only thing that could end up being bad was passing on Corben Bone.

WVH Draft Grade: B

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Real Salt Lake

I think Collen Warner could be a steal but giving up Clint Mathis to draft up and get him was a bit of a reach for me. I know it was a deal Mathis wanted but they didn’t need to throw away a draft pick to do it, they could have stayed at 16 and got him. Anyways this draft wasn’t too bad over all. I like them getting Chris Schuler in the third round, that could be a steal of a pick for them.

WVH Draft Grade: B-

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Kansas City Wizards

I love the Teal Bunbury pick, that should help with their lack of scoring power. But after that drafting all of those defenders really has me to question where their draft was going. Drafting for depth is one thing but having six or seven guys on the roster that play the same spot is mind boggling to see. I honestly think this could either end up being one hell of a draft or one stinker of a draft.

WVH Draft Grade: C+

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LA Galaxy

Usually teams with one or two picks get no grades from me but I love the deal for Clint Mathis here just as much as I love the Michael Stephens pick. Both really work for me here and I think Bruce Arena did well with the little that he had to work with here. If you look at the picks the Galaxy traded away I only really see one of them actually doing anything in this league (Ben Zemanski with Chivas).

WVH Draft Grade: C+

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Seattle Sounders FC

Look that David Estrada pick was a big time reach. He would have been there in the second and third round had the Sounders wanted to get him then but Sigi Schmid apparently saw something that so few did in Estrada. Still you can’t blame him for getting a striker in a draft that didn’t see too many good ones. Mike Seamon might end up being a the best pick of their three though as he could end up being the replacement for Sebastien Le Toux.

WVH Draft Grade: C

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Colorado Rapids

To go without a first round pick is rough but to land Andre Akpan isn’t a bad consolation prize. It did look like the Rapids just went with who the best player available was and not for needs though with that pick. However I think Akpan will rebound from his poor Combine showing. I also liked the Ross LaBauex pick, he could end up being the boost the midfield there needs.

WVH Draft Grade: C

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Chivas USA

The Goats didn’t do anything flashy in this draft but they did land a promising midfield player in Blair Gavin. That’s good considering all their expected to lose in the midfield here this winter. I also liked two of their third round picks: Isaac Kissi and Ben Zemanski. Both could be quality prospects for this club. Still nothing overly flashy or rememberable.

WVH Draft Grade: C-

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New England Revolution

Color me surprised when the Revs passed on Corben Bone but taking a forward wasn’t overly shocking considering the lack of depth they have at that spot. Zach Schilawski should be a quality player in the league but I’m not holding out hope that he’ll turn their offense around this season. Other than that I wasn’t too impressed. I do know a thing or two about Zac Boggs, their third round pick. He’s got good size, decent speed but from what I recall a terrible touch. Throw in the fact he’s been at a handfull of colleges over the past couple years makes it an iffy pick at best for me. Not one of Steve Nicol’s best drafts but then again we could be eating our words with that later on.

WVH Draft Grade: C-

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Columbus Crew

I liked the Dilly Duka pick but after that it was a lot of gambles out of this bunch starting with their second first round pick in Bright Dike. Easily the worst pick of the first round in many folks eyes. If they wanted Dike he probably would have been there in the forth round for them to take. One of their forth round picks (defender Kwaku Nyamekye) is also rumored to go to Europe. If he stays that could be a late steal but for now this was a draft to forget.

WVH Draft Grade: D

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Houston Dynamo

Another club that had only a few picks and just like in years past they had to wait until late in the draft to pick them. Still I do like their selection of David Walker and Samuel Appiah. Taking Stuart Holden’s little brother Euan was kind of funny though.

WVH Draft Grade: D

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Toronto FC

The Reds had two picks and neither will probably see the field in 2010. They took a project in U.S. U-17 defender Zachary Herold and defender/midfielder Nane Joseph. More than likely Joseph won’t be on the team and Herold will likely be sold to the first highest bidder from Europe as he is still a couple years away from being a starter.

WVH Draft Grade: F

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DC United

One pick and it went to fullback Jordan Graye in the forth round. They gambled on trading their first round pick to Philly but I do like the move to sure up their goalkeeping situation with Troy Perkins over taking a player that probably wouldn’t play too much this year anyways.

WVH Draft Grade: Incomplete