MLS Draft 2012: Chicago Fire Select Lucky Mkosana

There was a fair amount of competition for "best name" in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, but Lucky Mkosana probably wins the tiebreaker since he was the first of the great names to go. The Chicago Fire selected the Dartmouth product with the No. 23 overall pick.

MLS draft analysts clearly weren't sure what to make of Mkosana, who was the Ivy League's Player of the Year, which is not exactly known as a pro soccer player factory. Mkosana did shine at the combine, though, and that probably convinced the Fire that his numbers in college weren't all fluff. Mkosana scored 34 goals in four years and twice scored at least 10 in a season. He closed out his collegiate career by bagging 10 goals his senior season.

Mkosana probably won't be expected to do much more than compete for a roster spot with the Fire. That said, the Fire seem to have a nice African partnership going with Dominic Oduro and Patrick Nyarko and, who knows, maybe Mkosana's Zimbabwean heritage will help in that department.

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