The Houston Dynamo selected Colin Rolfe with the No. 18 pick of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. The Louisville product was highly productive in college, but was not necessarily a player many expected to go very high.
Rolfe scored 28 goals in his final three years, adding 19 assists during that time. He was mostly a forward and could be a solid backup at the MLS level. Chances are, though, he'll need some time to develop. Rolfe is considered a raw talent, despite playing four years in college, and is more of a speed player than a physical one, despite having decent size. Rolfe is 6-foot-0 and 175 pounds but should not be expected to bang bodies with opposing center backs. He could make an interesting longterm pairing with the much more physical Will Bruin, though.
All of that said, there haven't been many coaches who have done better with the draft than Houston's Dominic Kinnear. It seems every year he's able to find someone other coaches overlooked and Rolfe may prove to be his biggest coup.
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