2012 MLS Supplemental Draft Preview: Plenty Of Interesting Prospects Still Available

Jason Banton, Gienir Garcia and Luke Holmes are three of the more interesting players available in Tuesday's MLS Supplemental Draft.

Tuesday's MLS Supplemental Draft will mark the last of the league's offseason allocation drafts. Most of the really interesting prospects were already picked in last Thursday's SuperDraft. It's also true that the later the draft gets, the more of a crapshoot that it becomes. Still, these final four rounds are not without intriguing names and past success stories.

While I won't pretend to be an expert on any of these players -- or even claim to have seen them play -- these are some of the more interesting players remaining:

Jason Banton, F, Leicester City

More than a few draft observers thought he was the most likely international to be drafted during the SuperDraft. He's shown enough promise to intrigue several of England's best-known clubs. He's got some good size and has already trialed with the likes of Chivas USA.

Evans Frimpong, F, University of Delaware

Frimpong is not very big, standing just 5-foot-8 and weighing in at just 141 pounds. But he showed a some real promise at Delaware, scoring 12 goals and accumulating five assists during his senior season. He should be well known to the Philadelphia Union, as he played for Reading FC United, a team they are affiliated with in the PDL.

Gienir Garcia, D, Cruz Azul

The fullback has the family pedigree -- with his father and brother having both played in the Mexican Primera -- and seemingly the physical attributes to be a successful pro. Cruz Azul saw enough promise in him to put him on their B team and even give him a few shots with the A team. He also made five appearances with the Mexican U-20 team. You have to imagine someone will give him a shot.

Bryan Gaul, F, Bradley

How does a 6-foot-5, 202-pound forward with 23 goals and eight assists over the past two years go undrafted in the SuperDraft? Well, he didn't exactly stand out at the combine and he did pile up those numbers against the likes of SIU Edwardsville. Still, he's got some serious size and apparently some skills. Surely, someone takes a shot, right?

Luke Holmes, M, Akron

This shifty midfielder managed to score eight goals and pick up eight assists despite starting just 11 times and playing in 16 games for Akron. Prior to transferring there, he scored 70 goals and had 24 assists during three seasons at Notre Dame College of the NAIA. Someone's going to take a chance on this Englishman.

Miguel Ibarra, M, UC Irvine

The UC Irvine midfielder is just 5-foot-7 and 135 pounds, which is not quite Joao Plata small, but is clearly a cause for concern in MLS. Still, he scored nine goals, had eight assists and is someone a lot of combine observers liked.

Arthur Ivo, M, SMU

In his past two years, Ivo has scored 20 goals despite making just 24 starts and playing in just 40 matches. He's well known to FC Dallas and seems to be a solid fit there.

Aldo Paniagua, M, Paraguay

A little more than two years ago, Paniagua was competing in the U-20 World Cup for Paraguay. He's 6 feet tall and 183 pounds. He hasn't done much at the club level, but he showed some upside at the Combine.

Kohei Yamada, D, Japan

People were absolutely raving about Yamada at the combine. He was originally listed as a midfielder, but it seems like everyone thinks he'll be a left back at the MLS level. He's quick and a solid ball handler.

First Round
1 Montreal Impact
2 Vancouver Whitecaps
3 New England Revolution
4 Toronto FC
5 Chivas USA
6 Real Salt Lake
7 Houston Dynamo
8 Portland Timbers
9 Chicago Fire
10 Columbus Crew
11 FC Dallas
12 Houston Dynamo
13 Philadelphia Union
14 Toronto FC
15 Chicago Fire
16 Sporting Kansas City
17 Real Salt Lake
18 Houston Dynamo
19 Los Angeles Galaxy
Second Round
20 Montreal Impact
21 Vancouver Whitecaps
22 New England Revolution
23 Toronto FC
24 Chivas USA
25 San Jose Earthquakes
26 D.C. United
27 Portland Timbers
28 Chivas USA
29 Columbus Crew
30 Chivas USA
31 New York Red Bulls
32 Philadelphia Union
33 Seattle Sounders
34 Seattle Sounders
35 Sporting Kansas City
36 Real Salt Lake
37 Chivas USA
38 Los Angeles Galaxy
Third round
39 Montreal Impact
40 Vancouver Whitecaps
41 New England Revolution
42 Toronto FC
43 Sporting Kansas City
44 San Jose Earthquakes
45 D.C. United
46 Portland Timbers
47 Chicago Fire
48 Columbus Crew
49 FC Dallas
50 New York Red Bulls
51 Philadelphia Union
52 Colorado Rapids
53 Seattle Sounders
54 Sporting Kansas City
55 Real Salt Lake
56 Houston Dynamo
57 Los Angeles Galaxy
Fourth Round
58 Montreal Impact
59 Vancouver Whitecaps
60 New England Revolution
61 Toronto FC
62 Los Angeles Galaxy
63 San Jose Earthquakes
64 D.C. United
65 Portland Timbers
66 Chicago Fire
67 Columbus Crew
68 FC Dallas
69 New York Red Bulls
70 Philadelphia Union
71 Colorado Rapids
72 Seattle Sounders FC
73 Sporting Kansas City
74 Real Salt Lake
75 Houston Dynamo
76 Los Angeles Galaxy
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