The 2009 MLS draft is coming up soon. Mock drafts are starting to appear. Ives is on his 3rd iteration now. Mock draft 3.0, Mock draft 2.0 and Mock draft 1.0. So far he has the Wizards taking a midfielder in each version. Either Michael Stephens from UCLA or Baggio Husidic from Illinois-Chicago. Both of them are supposed to be creative skilled attacking mid type player.
Is that what the Wizards need? Or should they take the best player available approach and build more through trades and signings? I will put up a poll later or you can leave your thoughts in the comments. I hope to get an interview with Peter Vermes at the draft if not before so we can hear what his thoughts are on the players available.
Lists of player ratings are being compiled at 3rd Degree (a great blog) and elsewhere. Of course it is hard to handicap players until the annual player combine. The combine will be held at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Jan. 9-13, 2009.
The draft will be in St. Louis and take place during the NSCAA convention on Thursday Jan 15. The WPS draft will be held all day on Friday.