D.C. United got their guy yesterday, even after trading down a spot and netting some allocation money. Then they even surprised us again when they traded into the second round to take a Real Madrid academy product. So, a day after pulling one of the more infuriating trades in recent memory, Dave Kasper and Ben Olsen had a good day on Wednesday. So let's get some takes on it.
Goff's story on D.C. United's SuperDraft | The Washington Post
Seems reasonable to start things off with Steve Goff's take on the day. Great quotes and background from the dean of American soccer reporters, as always.
Take a bow, D.C. United | ProSoccerTalk
Steve Davis names the Black-and-Red the big winners from the first day of the SuperDraft for netting their target and pulling some allocation money out of nothing to boot.
How did everybody do in the SuperDraft? | MLSsoccer.com
Matt Doyle also rates D.C.'s draft, but thinks somebody else did better. (Hint: They did really badly last year, were involved in two high profile trades with United in as many days this week, and they play really stupid music every time they score a goal at home.)
Our friends in New England reflect on their new Beltway-influenced players | The Bent Musket
After taking Steve Neumann from Georgetown and Patrick Mullins from Maryland in the first round, Jay Heaps side might be even more fun to watch next year than they were this year. That is both surprising and more surprising, for all the reasons you might think.
Garber downplays league interference in Maurice Edu deal | Goal.com
Something something Calvinball something something.
The Pinnacle of Drunk-Sounding Interviews | Open Wide For Some Soccer
The guys at OWFSS have a series of "happy hour interviews" going (really, they're just slowed down sound bites, but the effect is wonderful), and this one had me in stitches. Ben Olsen would be a hilarious drunk, I think it's safe to say.
Be sure to share your thoughts on these stories post your favorite links today down in the comments. Have at it.
And, in case you needed reminding about what happened through yesterday's two rounds of SuperMadness, here's the complete list:
|1. Philadelphia Union||Andre Blake, GK||Brotherly Game|
|2. D.C. United||Steve Birnbaum, D||Black and Red United|
|3. Vancouver Whitecaps||Christian Dean, D||86 Forever|
|4. New England Revolution||Steve Neumann, M/F||The Bent Musket|
|5. Montreal Impact||Eric Miller, D||Mount Royal Soccer|
|6. FC Dallas||Tesho Akindele, M/F||Big D Soccer|
|7. Whitecaps||Andre Lewis, M||86 Forever|
|8. Seattle Sounders||Damion Lowe, D||Sounder at Heart|
|9. San Jose Earthquakes||J.J. Koval, M||Quake, Rattle and Goal|
|10. Toronto FC||Nick Hagglund, D||Waking the Red|
|11. New England Revolution||Patrick Mullins, M/F||The Bent MusketBurgundy Wave|
|12. Colorado Rapids||Marlon Hairston, M||Burgundy Wave|
|13. Chicago Fire||Marco Franco, D||Hot Time In Old Town|
|14. Crew||Ben Sweat, D||Massive Report|
|15. Union||Pedro Ribeiro, M||Brotherly Game|
|16. Houston Dynamo||A.J. Cochran, D||Dynamo Theory|
|17. Portland Timbers||Schillo Tshuma, M/F||Stumptown Footy|
|18. Real Salt Lake||Ryan Neil, D||RSL Soapbox|
|19. Rapids||Grant Van de Casteele, D||Burgundy Wave|
|20. Chivas USA||Thomas McNamara, M||The Goat Parade|
|21. Seattle Sounders||Jimmy Ockford, D||Sounder at Heart|
|22. New York Red Bulls||Chris Duvall, D||Once a Metro|
|23. LA Galaxy||Kyle Venter, D||LAG Confidential|
|24. Toronto FC||Daniel Lovitz, M||Waking the Red|
|25. Union||Kevin Cope, D||Brotherly Game|
|26. Timbers||Taylor Peay, D||Stumptown Footy|
|27. Union||Robbie Derschang, D||Brotherly Game|
|28. Earthquakes||Joe Sofia, D||Quake, Rattle and Goal|
|29. United||Victor Munoz, M||Black and Red United|
|30. Whitecaps||Mamadou Diouf, F||86 Forever|
|31. Revolution||Alec Sundly, M||The Bent Musket|
|32. Dynamo||Mark Sherrod, F||Dynamo Theory|
|33. Rapids||Jared Watts, M||Burgundy Wave|
|34. Red Bulls||Eric Stevenson, M||Once a Metro|
|35. Rapids||John Berner, GK||Burgundy Wave|
|36. Timbers||Aaron Long, M||Stumptown Footy|
|37. Impact||George Malki, M||Mount Royal Soccer|
|38. Sporting Kansas City||Adnan Gabeljic, F||The Daily Wiz|
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- Q&A with the number two overall pick: Steve Birnbaum
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- D.C. United's 2014 MLS SuperDraft: Television, streaming, mock drafts, and OpenThread
- The SuperDraft is tomorrow. What will D.C. United do with the #1 pick?