2011 MLS Draft, Live Coverage: Houston Dynamo Select Kofi Sarkodie With No. 7 Pick

Coming off the first playoff-less year since moving to Houston, the Dynamo made a move to shore up a defense that yielded 49 goals last season. Their defense was the second worst in MLS last year, and Sarkodie will be given a chance to start right away.

He'll most likely be slotted at right back, where he'll use his world-class speed to help stretch the field. Sarkodie had a huge junior year, scoring eight goals and registered six assists for Akron.

Sarkodie is not a huge player, standing 5-foot-9 and weighing just 155 pounds, but Akron coach Caleb Porter insisted that he was one of the best defensive players he ever coached.

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