29. Columbus Crew: Kevan George, M, Central Florida
The three-time All-Conference USA first team selection was taken by Columbus, a team that may have a big hole on the wing now that Robbie Rogers looks set to move to Leeds United. In college, George seemed to provide assists more than score goals, so he may be the natural replacement for Rogers.
30. Sporting Kansas City: Cyprian Hedrik, M, Coastal Carolina
Listed as a defender in the MLS Draft Guide, Hedrik may be able to play in the midfield as well as defense, and could provide flexibility in Peter Vermes' 4-3-3 formation.
31. New York Red Bulls: Ryan Meara, GK, Fordham
The first goalkeeper selected in the draft, Meara could become a key player for the Red Bulls, who struggled more than any other team in 2011 between the posts. Although the status of Frank Rost is still up in the air, Meara may get a chance sooner than later with the first team.
32. Philadelphia Union: Greg Jordan, M, Creighton
Jordan was a member of the powerhouse Creighton program, and played for four years, although his sophomore season was cut short. He could provide leadership and another steady option at midfield, or frankly anywhere Peter Nowak wants to put him. He could turn out to be a boring yet effective pick down the line.
33. San Jose Earthquakes: Chris Blais, GK, Michigan/South Florida
San Jose are looking toward the future with this pick. David Bingham seems to be the favorite to take over as starting goalkeeper within the next year or two, but Blais could provide depth and possibly keep Bingham hungry in working for that starting spot. Blais is the second goalkeeper taken in the draft, but he will be under much less pressure than Ryan Meara.