Wednesday, January 12, 2011

MLS Draft 2011 - What should be Sporting Kansas City's strategy?

On the eve of the 2011 MLS draft, I was wondering what fans think Sporting Kansas City should do tomorrow?

Lots of mock draft have had Kansas City taking Jalil Anibaba from UNC but with his strong combine the latest predictions have him going higher than Kansas City's pick in the tenth spot. The latest mock draft from Ives has Sporting taking US U-20 forward Omar Salgado. Will Technical Director/Head Coach Peter Vermes draft to fill an immediate need? Take the best player available? Or go for a longer term prospect that will contribute in a couple years? Will he find another player with Teal Bunbury's potential?

I do not put a lot of faith in mock drafts (even from Ives) but I am interested in what Kansas City fans think the team should do.

Should Sporting Kansas City draft:

  • the best available central defender?
  • a midfielder?
  • a forward?
  • best player available regardless of position?
  • John Rooney for the name buzz?

I put a poll up on the right, let me know what you think...


  1. We need a central defender to replace Jimmy, of course Vermes will probably take anything but a good defender.

  2. Defender unless the good ones are gone, then the best available.