- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On January 12, 2012
- 4 Comments
- 2012 MLS SuperDraft, Andrew Wenger, Features
After some back and forth this morning, the Montreal Impact held on to their number one pick and took Duke defender/midfielder Andrew Wenger.
Wenger should come in right away and be a starter for this expansion club. The 2011 Hermann Trophy winner can play literally any where on the field.
As much as me and everyone else said that the Impact would take Darron Mattocks, this pick makes a load of sense. Wegner was been pegged as a likely top-five pick for months. The former ACC Defensive Player of the Year was moved to striker this past season and excelled, notching 17 goals and eight assists as he was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year.
At 6’0″ and 185 pounds, Wegner is big enough to play in the center of defense, but expect him to slide into the midfield. He’s similar to the likes of Perry Kitchen and Geoff Cameron in that regard, and he appears to be around that level of talent.