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The Draft (Continued)

Here's the team-by-team breakdown for the MLS draft on Jan. 15. Things are sure to change between now and then.....

FIRST-ROUND PICKS: Toronto 3, New England 2, Dallas 2, DCU 2, NY 1, LA 1, Chivas 1, KC 1, RSL 1, Seattle 1, Houston 0, Chicago 0, Columbus 0, Colorado 0, San Jose 0.

SECOND: DCU 2, Dallas 2, KC 2, NE 2, NY 1, Chicago 1, Columbus 1, Colorado 1, San Jose 1, Chivas 1, Seattle 1, Houston 0, Toronto 0, RSL 0, LA 0.

THIRD: Colorado 2, New England 2, Toronto 2, Seattle 1, Houston 1, KC 1, San Jose 1, Columbus 1, Chicago 1, LA 1, NY 1, DC 1.

FOURTH: Colorado 4*, Chicago 2, LA 2, RSL 2, KC 1*, Columbus 1, NE 1, Seattle 1, Houston 1, Toronto 0, Chivas 0, San Jose 0, Dallas 0, NY 0, DC 0.
*Colorado is to receive the lower of KC's two picks in this round (either KC's pick from Dallas or their natural pick). TBD 48 hours before the draft.

By Steve Goff  |  December 15, 2008; 7:04 PM ET
Categories:  MLS  
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Any word on what the Rapids are going to do with Gomez? I don't want him back or anything, but that doesn't mean I'm not curious about what's going on with the guy.

Posted by: DadRyan | December 15, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

And the first player selected in the 2008 MLS Draft, for DC United


Jim: "Good pick, talented player, but sure to be picked up with a fatter contract from USL, Bob"

Bob: "You betcha, can't say I could play for 14,000 a year when I could be playing for the CONCACAF Champions League for more money in Montreal or Vancouver."

Posted by: delantero | December 15, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

A silver ain't so bad!!!

Best Soccer Blog
1. Soccer By Ives 28%
2. Soccer Insider 22%
3. WNT Blog 14%

Posted by: delantero | December 15, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse

A silver ain't so bad!!!

Best Soccer Blog
1. Soccer By Ives 28%
2. Soccer Insider 22%
3. WNT Blog 14%
That doesn't sound right. Perhaps SI devoters didn't share their votes enough. I don't no much about Ives.

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | December 15, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse

Again. It's purely self-serving for USSF to list their own blogs (in reality press releases) among the candidates. 14% of the voters are easily fooled.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | December 15, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

well Ives does that full time. the goffer has other duties as well.

besides, we all know the SI is the best.

Posted by: torrey151 | December 15, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Thanks. This is helpful!!!

Posted by: tfoisie | December 16, 2008 2:35 AM | Report abuse

One of the reasons Ives' blog "won" is that he suddenly jumped on the Setanta Sports videos that used to appear here regularly.

Goff knows that he does not need artificial stimulants to supply his faithful with jolts of footie goodness, whereas Ives needs whatever help he can get. (Ives does a great job and covers a lot of ground, but is still #2....)

Posted by: 22206no1 | December 16, 2008 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Looks like DC United is in a good position for the draft. I'm cautiously optimistic. With DC, it seems pretty obvious who worked out and who didn't, and I think Tom Soehn has done well to protect his best players. Let's just hope we don't pick up more duds, although really, the MLS draft isn't like the NBA or NFL drafts. The level of player isn't that great, am I right?

Posted by: bspence11 | December 16, 2008 8:35 AM | Report abuse

The drafts have seen players like Wynne, Edu, Kljestan, Ianni, Parkhurst, Dempsey, Ryan Nelsen!!

So, while overall the draft may not be chock full of blue chip players, it does have plenty of quality.

United just needs to step up and pay the kids.

Posted by: delantero | December 16, 2008 9:53 AM | Report abuse

With the trimming of rosters from 28 to 24, I'd like to see developmental spots done away with entirely, and senior minimum's bumped to $40k, which would keep draft picks and role players from jumping to USL.

Posted by: alecw81 | December 16, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

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