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Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 01/13/2011

MLS draft results

By Steve Goff

1. Vancouver: USA U-20 national team F Omar Salgado
2. Portland: Akron F Darlington Nagbe
3. D.C. United: Akron MF-D Perry Kitchen (details to come)
4. Chivas USA: Akron D Zarek Valentin
5. Philadelphia: Maryland GK Zac MacMath
6. New England: California D A.J. Soares
7. Houston: Akron D Kofi Sarkodie
8. Vancouver (from Toronto): Akron MF Michael Nanchoff
9. Chicago: North Carolina D Jalil Anibaba
10. Kansas City: James Madison F C.J. Sapong
11. Houston (from Portland): Indiana F Will Bruin
12. Columbus: Indiana D Rich Balchan
13. New York: Penn State F Corey Hertzog
14. Chivas USA (from RSL): Ecuador F Victor Estupinan
15. Columbus (from San Jose): Michigan F Justin Meram
16. Los Angeles: Uruguay MF Paolo Cardozo
17. Dallas: Stanford D Bobby Warshaw
18. Colorado: North Carolina D Eddie Ababio

The first round is complete. You can follow the second and third rounds on the MLS Web site.

By Steve Goff  | January 13, 2011; 12:03 PM ET
Categories:  College Soccer, D.C. United, MLS  | Tags:  MLS draft  
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Comments

Crap. I was holding out hope United would get Salgado.

Posted by: CrippledKeeper | January 13, 2011 12:10 PM | Report abuse

@CrippledKeeper: I think he's too young to make an immediate impact that DC needs (wants).

Wow, we'll get kitchen. Sweet!

Posted by: tundey | January 13, 2011 12:11 PM | Report abuse

I would have liked Salgado as well. never thought he would go first.

Posted by: forpat | January 13, 2011 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, I know he's young, but he's still older than Najar!

Posted by: CrippledKeeper | January 13, 2011 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Gotta be Kitchen now! Kitchen and Dax will anchor the midfield for years to come!

Posted by: TheTim | January 13, 2011 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Looks like we're gonna get a new Kitchen!!

Posted by: Smitty68 | January 13, 2011 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Very pleased with the selection of Perry Kitchen. The kid's a stud.

But boy do we still need forwards!

Posted by: PrinceBuster21 | January 13, 2011 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Barrett to LA for future considerations...

Posted by: Reignking | January 13, 2011 12:19 PM | Report abuse

I hope Ben plays Kitchen at his best position rather than trying to re-model him.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | January 13, 2011 12:19 PM | Report abuse

We can't bring back Micah and Judah Cooks.

That would be too many Cooks in with Kitchen.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | January 13, 2011 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Does Kitchen play the same spot as Conor Shanosky? Wonder if one becomes a CB...?


While we certainly need strikers who can score, should we rule out Najar playing upfront?


Discuss...

Posted by: JkR- | January 13, 2011 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Keeper glut in Philly...

Posted by: Reignking | January 13, 2011 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Gotta think Simms is trade bait at this point. Maybe DC could get a left back for him.

Posted by: stephen_james2 | January 13, 2011 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Does Kitchen play the same spot as Conor Shanosky? Wonder if one becomes a CB...?


While we certainly need strikers who can score, should we rule out Najar playing upfront?


Discuss...

Posted by: JkR- | January 13, 2011 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Seattle must have someone they hope to sign, they traded a first round pick and an international slot for a second round pick and allocation money??? Must be a lot of allocation money so they can sign Kenny Cooper??

Posted by: rockotodd | January 13, 2011 12:32 PM | Report abuse

I'm surprised at all the Simms trade bait talk. We need an established pro at that spot in March. He's it, for me.

I don't view Dax as his defensive equal. They play side by side for me. And the kids are just kids, and Morsink is cover.

Says I...

Posted by: JkR- | January 13, 2011 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Gotta think Simms is trade bait at this point. Maybe DC could get a left back for him.

Posted by: stephen_james2 | January 13, 2011 12:28 PM

they seem to like Burch, so I wouldn't count on that. my guess is that Simms rotates between CDM and CB, since they haven't found a new CB. really hope they don't trade him.

Posted by: VTUnited | January 13, 2011 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Isn't Najar too small to play up front?

Posted by: rockotodd | January 13, 2011 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Seattle traded down because they wanted MacMath.

Posted by: Reignking | January 13, 2011 12:35 PM | Report abuse

I guess that didn't work out. re:MacMath

Posted by: rockotodd | January 13, 2011 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Isn't Najar too small to play up front?

Posted by: rockotodd

Was Franco Niell?

Posted by: Reignking | January 13, 2011 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Sheesh. They should have just announced a new MLS team in Akron and leave it at that.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | January 13, 2011 12:41 PM | Report abuse

I said yes Franco Niell was too small.

And nevermind about the MacMath comment I figured it out, they wanted him but he was gone rather than they thought he would fall

Posted by: rockotodd | January 13, 2011 12:42 PM | Report abuse

It's like the entire Akron team is going up to MLS. What's coach Caleb going to have left after the draft?

Posted by: dayface | January 13, 2011 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Don't you think McCarty, Boskovic, Kitchen, and Shanosky should be enough to hold down the central midfield positions?

One thing for sure, I am happy that the team is going back to its roots with some solid American players in combination with internationals.

Posted by: stephen_james2 | January 13, 2011 12:43 PM | Report abuse

This is like a recruiting film for Akron.

Posted by: rockotodd | January 13, 2011 12:44 PM | Report abuse

I said yes Franco Niell was too small.

And nevermind about the MacMath comment I figured it out, they wanted him but he was gone rather than they thought he would fall

Posted by: rockotodd | January 13, 2011 12:42 PM

yeah, you and the Sounders should check your macmath next time.

Posted by: VTUnited | January 13, 2011 12:46 PM | Report abuse

So is Kitchen a holding mid or a central defender? Seems like his U17 nat profile says defender, but everybody here keeps talking about him as a holding mid. As it is, we already have to competent MLS holding mids on the roster. Kitchen seems like a poor fit for this team, given our other needs, if we're looking at him as a holding mid. If that was the case, should we have traded the pick? Or do you think DCU will play him as a center back?

Posted by: Matte | January 13, 2011 12:47 PM | Report abuse

If I'm King....:

Bosko is a left wing for me...We'll talk about Kitchen, Shanosky and White in July...

Posted by: JkR- | January 13, 2011 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Akron won't have anyone left to play there next year

Posted by: fedssocr | January 13, 2011 12:48 PM | Report abuse

How will Kitchen aid United?

Posted by: Reignking | January 13, 2011 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Return of the 3-5-2?

Posted by: PeteO1 | January 13, 2011 12:50 PM | Report abuse

This is like a recruiting film for Akron.

Posted by: rockotodd | January 13, 2011 12:44 PM | Report abuse
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Depends whether your objective is a college education or an MLS contract.

Posted by: OWNTF | January 13, 2011 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Last year I read several times that Boskovic plays better out wide (and often plays as a winger for Montenegro)...maybe we will see him out on the wing next year?

Posted by: Tweaked | January 13, 2011 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Maybe we go 4-3-3? That would put some combination of Bosko, Q, Najar, Pontius, or one of our other forwards up front. Certainly would play to our strengths.

Posted by: Matte | January 13, 2011 12:52 PM | Report abuse

My objective continues to be sign a professional contract, I still hold out hope

Posted by: rockotodd | January 13, 2011 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Maybe 4-2-3-1, or there's a trade in the works . . . .

Posted by: OWNTF | January 13, 2011 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Kitchen will be a great midfielder. When other teams press their attack, Kitchen counters.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | January 13, 2011 12:54 PM | Report abuse

@Matte

I have seen Kitchen play and he seems to prefer CM over CD. I agree that we have a glut of CM now and no forwards. 2011 DCU All defense and no scoring.

Posted by: no_recess | January 13, 2011 12:57 PM | Report abuse

I thought Seattle would take Kofi.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | January 13, 2011 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Kitchen will be a great midfielder. When other teams press their attack, Kitchen counters.

38 | January 13, 2011 12:54 PM


I see what you did there, and we'll have no more of that (wags finger...)

(kidding, I LOL'd)

Posted by: JkR- | January 13, 2011 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Does Kitchen play the same spot as Conor Shanosky? Wonder if one becomes a CB...?


While we certainly need strikers who can score, should we rule out Najar playing upfront?


Discuss...

Posted by: JkR- | January 13, 2011 12:24 PM

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I've been guessing for awhile that Shanosky's future will be at CB, though one can't rule out trying Kitchen there.

This pick -- can y'all start calling me fischy-one-note? -- just reinforces what a terrible move it was to deal the second round pick for Stephen King in the midst of a season that was already lost. King will be a bench player for DC, while they could have drafted a potential starter with the second round pick. King was a guy DCU passed on to take Lyle Adams a few years ago. He might be better than Adams, but still doesn't have the potential of the 21st pick -- so, it wasn't smart at that level. Now that we have Kitchen, it looks even sillier. Mostly, I just continue to state that they could have gotten King for less, probably a third-rounder. Not necessarily a bad move to bring King in, but truly poor negotiating.

As for Najar -- if I had to describe his positioning, he played as a withdrawn forward on the wing. That will probably continue. With the roster talent, it seems DC will be compelled to play 4-2-3-1 -- either that or Boskovic will be on the wing and Pontius joining Ngwenya or Wolff up top.

Posted by: fischy | January 13, 2011 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Kitchen this week said that his best position is defensive/holding midfield.
He is also a promising central defender, but DC has White, Jackovic, James and the new guy.

I guess the biggest needs now are goal scoring forward such as Will Bruin,and a left back, especially if it is true that Boskovic can play wing. Then Najar and Boskovic could be the wings. McCarty and Kitchen could be the CM's. Simms could be traded for something that leads to a forward or left back.

Posted by: stephen_james2 | January 13, 2011 1:00 PM | Report abuse

I thought Seattle would take Kofi.
Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | January 13, 2011 12:59 PM
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On what grounds?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | January 13, 2011 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Now we have Kitchen, McCarty, Shanosky, Simms, and Boskovic at central midfielder. That's quite a talented group, but how do they all fit in (especially considering that Morsink and King remain on the roster)? I suppose Boskovic can play out on the wing, but then we still have quite a logjam in the center of the field.

I'm certainly not complaining we picked up such a great prospect, but perhaps the FO might have considered a forward or outside back.

Posted by: kdiff813 | January 13, 2011 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Nice move by the Dynamo to trade for the 11th pick -- dealing allocation money -- and grabbing Bruin. I was hoping DCU would make a move to trade up and get Bruin.

Posted by: fischy | January 13, 2011 1:03 PM | Report abuse

270 is on fire today...

Houston just took some guy from UCLA.

Posted by: Reignking | January 13, 2011 1:05 PM | Report abuse

I thought Seattle would take Kofi.
Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | January 13, 2011 12:59 PM
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On what grounds?

44 | January 13, 2011 1:01 PM

++++++++++++++++++++

On the grounds that that is a yellow card, mister...Confucious say, 'Name go in book...'

Posted by: JkR- | January 13, 2011 1:06 PM | Report abuse

@stephen_james2: I forgot about White. Is he ready to step in or is he going to need some time? Personally, I'm not sold on James.

Posted by: Matte | January 13, 2011 1:06 PM | Report abuse

DCU has Kitchen listed as a "D" on their roster at dcunited.com.

Posted by: Matte | January 13, 2011 1:08 PM | Report abuse

I thought Seattle would take Kofi.
Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | January 13, 2011 12:59 PM
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On what grounds?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | January 13, 2011 1:01 PM
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I think we need to filter your posts, I-270, or they may percolate into something awful.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | January 13, 2011 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Kofi seems a bit Annanymous to me.

Posted by: Reignking | January 13, 2011 1:14 PM | Report abuse

I seem to have lost control of this thread...oh the humanity...

Posted by: JkR- | January 13, 2011 1:16 PM | Report abuse

We have good to adequate defenders. We need scorers. What a strange pick, but perhaps there was nothing that fit better.

Posted by: lemovs1 | January 13, 2011 1:16 PM | Report abuse

RSL just called a timeout.

There's no timeouts in soccer!

Posted by: Reignking | January 13, 2011 1:19 PM | Report abuse

5. Philadelphia: Maryland GK Zac MacMath

This pick puzzles me. It just doesn't at up.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | January 13, 2011 1:23 PM | Report abuse

So, how long will it take before someone thinks that DCU needs to throw out the kitchen sink?

Posted by: P00PY_MCP00P | January 13, 2011 1:24 PM | Report abuse

stephen_james2: I forgot about White. Is he ready to step in or is he going to need some time? Personally, I'm not sold on James.
Posted by: Matte | January 13, 2011 1:06 PM | Report abuse

James has flaws (#1 being his height--but his jumping masks that one) but still has the speed and skills to hold down that position. I wouldn't spend time trying to find a replacement for him when we need to focus on finding a couple consistent scoring threats that can team up with Najar and Boskovic.

The one I'm not sold on is Pontius.

Posted by: jnel | January 13, 2011 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone here have any confidence that DCU will have at least one guy with 10 goals all year? Our forwards are currently Pontius, Ngwena, and Wolff (possibly Thompson). I don't think that trio are even good enough for an A-league team.

Posted by: no_recess | January 13, 2011 1:26 PM | Report abuse

DC should trade here: Simms for the pick and get the best left back Tetteh

Posted by: stephen_james2 | January 13, 2011 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone here have any confidence that DCU will have at least one guy with 10 goals all year? Our forwards are currently Pontius, Ngwena, and Wolff (possibly Thompson). I don't think that trio are even good enough for an A-league team.

Posted by: no_recess | January 13, 2011 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Tetteh is supposed to be the best left back in the draft and is still available.

Posted by: stephen_james2 | January 13, 2011 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone here have any confidence that DCU will have at least one guy with 10 goals all year? Our forwards are currently Pontius, Ngwena, and Wolff (possibly Thompson). I don't think that trio are even good enough for an A-league team.

Posted by: no_recess | January 13, 2011 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Tetteh is the best left back in the draft and still has not been picked.

Also, DC probably has to look to the international market for a quality/proven forward.

Posted by: stephen_james2 | January 13, 2011 1:33 PM | Report abuse

this website has some serious problems with traffic

Posted by: stephen_james2 | January 13, 2011 1:37 PM | Report abuse

"add" up. Typing with sandwich in my hand.

Pretty harsh there, no_recess. Perhaps you need to step outside and catch a breath air... or play on the swings.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | January 13, 2011 1:39 PM | Report abuse

If I'm King....:

Bosko is a left wing for me...We'll talk about Kitchen, Shanosky and White in July...

Posted by: JkR- | January 13, 2011 12:48 PM |

If you're King, then you should probably be more worried about finding a new team than who is going to play on the wings for DCU.

Posted by: VTUnited | January 13, 2011 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Poopy: Didn't you mean the Kitchen (Mor)sink?

Posted by: edmundburke247 | January 13, 2011 1:40 PM | Report abuse

What an Estupinan pick!

Posted by: Reignking | January 13, 2011 1:41 PM | Report abuse

"We have good to adequate defenders."

We had 47 goals scored on us last year so I'm questioning the definition of "adequate."

Posted by: delantero | January 13, 2011 1:46 PM | Report abuse

@Rand-al-Thor

You know what... now that I have calmed down I should apologize that was pretty harsh. I will write each of them a note on their twitter pages.

Honestly I am not knocking the players here. I just think that the front office is not doing this team any favors by adding some quality at the forward position. Some of the picks in this drafts were being given away for allocation money. DC could have picked up a Herzog and Meram type player for that.

Posted by: no_recess | January 13, 2011 1:58 PM | Report abuse

#16: Where's the University of Uruguay, or is it Uruguay State?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | January 13, 2011 1:58 PM | Report abuse

I think it is an SEC school.

Posted by: Reignking | January 13, 2011 1:59 PM | Report abuse

I look forward to washingtonpost.com upgrading their blogging software. I love SI, but this system blows.

Posted by: PrinceBuster21 | January 13, 2011 2:18 PM | Report abuse

I thought we received LA's first pick for Cristman. What have I missed?

Posted by: edmundburke247 | January 13, 2011 2:18 PM | Report abuse

I'm a Far from a fan of that pick.

Posted by: Reignking | January 13, 2011 2:18 PM | Report abuse

So what's the deal with Rooney? He hasn't been picked up yet, but he already signed with the league, right? Is he like the kid you pick last in kick ball - you don't want to pick him but you have no other choice?

Posted by: nairbsod | January 13, 2011 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Some of the picks in this drafts were being given away for allocation money. DC could have picked up a Herzog and Meram type player for that.

Posted by: no_recess | January 13, 2011 1:58 PM

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...Will Bruin, for that matter.

I agree that it seems as if the front office just isn't very imaginative or they're just loafing.Maybe they're gun-shy after having been taken to the cleaners in two trades last year.

THere's no good reason to hang on ot allocation dollars -- and DCU "earned" the highest total of allocation dollars this year -- unless they're going to put those allocation dollars to use and bring in an international player who offers more than Bruin or Meram.

Posted by: fischy | January 13, 2011 2:23 PM | Report abuse

ed: supplemental draft

Posted by: Reignking | January 13, 2011 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Rooney will be playing with Henry.

Posted by: Reignking | January 13, 2011 2:28 PM | Report abuse

@edmund burke -- DC got LA's first pick in the Supplemental Draft -- equivalent to the 4th round of the SuperDraft

Posted by: fischy | January 13, 2011 2:29 PM | Report abuse

I think that Herrick from Maryland is still available and hopefully will be available when DCU picks.

Posted by: no_recess | January 13, 2011 2:30 PM | Report abuse

@fischy - Thanks. Must have been a typo in what I read.

Posted by: edmundburke247 | January 13, 2011 2:34 PM | Report abuse

I bet that Servando Carrasco will have many assists...

Posted by: Reignking | January 13, 2011 2:35 PM | Report abuse

@Reignking

I don't think that Servando means good service in spanish.

Posted by: no_recess | January 13, 2011 2:42 PM | Report abuse

And...DCU is back on the clock

Posted by: fischy | January 13, 2011 2:43 PM | Report abuse

...and DCU with the 31st pick...traded to San Jose for a bucket of Popeye's chicken!

Posted by: no_recess | January 13, 2011 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Roy Lassiter's brother just drafted -- they both even went to NC St.

Posted by: Reignking | January 13, 2011 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Another Akron player for DC

Posted by: fischy | January 13, 2011 2:46 PM | Report abuse

A left-back? Cool.

Posted by: Reignking | January 13, 2011 2:49 PM | Report abuse

@RK -- Those Lassiter brothers...You'd never guess it to look at them, considering Tyler is caucasian

I think DCU is trying a new strategy. Kitchen, Korb. Next year, they'll aim for last place again to get Darren Mattocks. All part of a grand strategy to lure Caleb Porter to DC.....

Posted by: fischy | January 13, 2011 2:51 PM | Report abuse

I know Kitchen was a good pick when you look at it from the perspective of best player available, but why the hell did they draft another defender from Akron that nobody knows. This front office is awful at evaluating its own talent. I wish I was at the combine to boo that clown Kevin Payne until he cried!

Posted by: no_recess | January 13, 2011 2:53 PM | Report abuse

@no recess - I'd say that DCU has probably scouted Akron thoroughly

Posted by: fischy | January 13, 2011 2:55 PM | Report abuse

...and DCU with the 31st pick...traded to San Jose for a bucket of Popeye's chicken!
Posted by: no_recess | January 13, 2011 2:45 PM
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Spicy or mild? It makes a difference y'know.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | January 13, 2011 2:56 PM | Report abuse

"Roy Lassiter's brother just drafted -- they both even went to NC St."

Yes, Tyler is the spitting image of Roy. I have a good feeling about that pick for NY-- like Ream, Lassiter had a weak combine but has very good ball skills and is a nifty passer.

If NY goes to a 4-3-3, Hertzog could see some playing time. I'm sure they're dumping Salou, who isn't worth the money. They signed Brazilian attacker Marcos Pollou yesterday, who looked very good against Man City when he was on trial, and he may see time in a three man front line.

But what I really like about Hertzog is tweaking Philly fans, who were ticked that MLS called shenanigans on their attempt to classify him as an academy player. We basically poached one of their two best youth prospects.

Curious to see how Rooney fits into NY's plans.

Drafting Kitchen is going to help you guys for years. I can't believe Vancouver screwed the pooch like that.

Posted by: Mastodon_Juan | January 13, 2011 2:56 PM | Report abuse

What happened to our 3rd round pick?

Posted by: Charisma_Man | January 13, 2011 2:57 PM | Report abuse

@I-270Exit1

I think if it were spicy DCU would have had to give up more than just a second round pick. Maybe some allocation money.

Posted by: no_recess | January 13, 2011 3:00 PM | Report abuse

What happened to our 3rd round pick?

96 | January 13, 2011 2:57 PM


We lost it due to excessive punning on the unofficial team blog...

Posted by: JkR- | January 13, 2011 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Too bad. Spicy would have appealed to the Latino, Indian, and Thai markets.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | January 13, 2011 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Colorado's pick was a Givens.

Tyler Lassiter looks like he weighs 99 lbs.

Posted by: Reignking | January 13, 2011 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Hold on!

Steve Perry drafted.

He should've been gone.

Posted by: Reignking | January 13, 2011 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Chesapeake the Dolphin's performance was so-so:
http://espn.go.com/espn/page2/index?id=6016082

Did Hertzog ever live in Boalsburg? (Or MacMath's father, for that matter.)

Did anyone foreesee JMU's Sapong getting snapped up that quickly?

Posted by: universityandpark | January 13, 2011 3:49 PM | Report abuse

San Jose gets to take a crack at fitting "Ampaipitakwong" onto the back of a jersey.

Posted by: universityandpark | January 13, 2011 3:58 PM | Report abuse

50th overall pick is Joe Willis GK from Denver to DCU

Posted by: Reignking | January 13, 2011 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Whatchu talking about Willis?!

Posted by: combedge | January 13, 2011 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Jason Herrick gets picked up fairly late in the day. Other local types include UMBC's Levi Houapeu and W&M's Alan Koger.

Posted by: universityandpark | January 13, 2011 4:21 PM | Report abuse

...and DCU with the 31st pick...traded to San Jose for a bucket of Popeye's chicken!

Posted by: no_recess | January 13, 2011 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Uhhhh, it comes in a box......

Posted by: DadRyan | January 13, 2011 4:24 PM | Report abuse

So we traded Cristman to LA for a supplemental pick then trade that pick and another one back to LA so we can pick a GK at #50??

Seems odd.

Posted by: rockotodd | January 13, 2011 4:24 PM | Report abuse

@Reignking,

And that pick just took all the air out of next week's supplemental draft because DCU traded both supplemental 1st round picks to the Gals to get it.

Posted by: benonthehill | January 13, 2011 4:29 PM | Report abuse

So we traded Cristman to LA for a supplemental pick then trade that pick and another one back to LA so we can select a GK at #50

Seems very odd. Should have taken the Popeye's chicken box deal.

Posted by: rockotodd | January 13, 2011 4:30 PM | Report abuse

So what did we give LA then? What's the net on that one?

Posted by: Reignking | January 13, 2011 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Gratutuitous Boalsburg Reference! Winner!

All credit to sodium laden yard fowl, but Boalsburg lacks a Popeyes...

Posted by: JkR- | January 13, 2011 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Cristman was our 3rd (tied) leading goal scorer last year, he should have been worth at least two supplemental picks!

Posted by: rockotodd | January 13, 2011 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Kitchen seems legit. Ben Olsen, make it happen!

Posted by: VerizonCenterResident | January 13, 2011 6:48 PM | Report abuse

One might think MLS would've found a way to include Kitchen's College Cup semi-final game-tying bomb in his highlight package.

Posted by: benonthehill | January 13, 2011 7:02 PM | Report abuse

Good move by DCU to trade up and snag a goalie who supposedly looked good at the Combine. Cristman wasn't impressing last year, so if Willis can make the squad and offer depth at the position, it's a good swap. GIving up supplemental picks? Who cares? I suppose a few teams will find someone like DCU did last year with Jordan Graye, but I'd rather have a shot at a 3rd. rounder.

Stil wish DCU had made a move to grab another pick in the first round or early second round, but it's a promising bunch. I'll be interested to hear whether Olsen sees kitchen in defense or in midfield.

Posted by: fischy | January 13, 2011 8:15 PM | Report abuse

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