Darren Mattocks by Jeff Harwell/Zips Sports Photography
SB Nation conducted a mock MLS SuperDraft, with Darren Mattocks being the No. 1 overall pick.
The real Major League Soccer SuperDraft will be held on Jan. 12. If past form is any indicator, there will be more than a few surprises. Of course, that won't stop just about every outlet with any kind of interest in MLS from doing their own mock draft.
SB Nation's may not be any more accurate than some of those other ones, but we do like to think we have a unique take. Rather than having one expert make a guess at predicting what each team will do, we round up the 19 editors for our team-specific blogs, put them in a chatroom together and let them conduct a live mock draft. In an effort to further differentiate ourselves, we go through two full rounds.
Our thinking is simple: People who focus on one team will have better insight than someone who doesn't. Time will tell how accurate we are, but it is a fun exercise. If nothing else, it's an interesting peek into the world of soccer geekdom.
As it were, our mock draft was held on Sunday. The results are here. On Monday, we'll have full write-ups from each blogger explaining their picks. Follow this StoryStream for the full write-ups or click on the player's name.
1. Montreal Impact - Darren Mattocks (GA)
2. Vancouver Whitecaps - Andrew Wenger (GA)
3. New England Revolution - Chandler Hoffman (GA)
4. Toronto FC - Kelyn Rowe (GA)
5. Chivas USA -Casey Townsend
6. San Jose Earthquakes - Tyler Polak (GA)
7. D.C. United - Nick DeLeon
8. Portland Timbers - Andrew Jean Baptiste (GA)
9. Chicago Fire - Chris Estridge
10. Columbus Crew - Sam Garza (GA)
11. FC Dallas - Matt Hedges
12. Toronto FC - Austin Berry
13. Philadelphia Union - Enzo Martinez (GA)
14. Colorado Rapids - Tony Cascio
15. Seattle Sounders - Dom Dwyer (GA)
16. Sporting Kansas City - Luis Silva
17. Real Salt Lake - Callum Mallace
18. Houston Dynamo - Tony Walls
19. LA Galaxy - Andy Rose
20. Impact - Kirk Urso
21. Vancouver - Colin Rolfe
22. Revolution - Ethan Finlay
23. Fire - Oliver Kupe
24. RSL - Jason Banton
25. Quakes - Tommy Meyer
26. Columbus - Kenny Walker
27. Portland - Aldo Paniagua
28. Chicago - Ray Gaddis
29. Columbus - RJ Allen
30. Sporting KC - Miguel Ibarra
31. New York - Greg Jordan
32. Philly - Aaron Maund
33. Quakes - Brian Ownby
34. Seattle - Jamie Finch
35. Philly - Hunter Jumper
36. RSL - Arthur Ivo
37. Houston - Ryan Meara
38. LA Galaxy - Yuri Gorentzvaig
Participants: Sofiane Benzaza (Mount Royal Soccer-New Impact blog); Benjamin Massey (86 Forever - Whitecaps); Steve Stoehr (The Bent Musket - Revolution); Dave Rowaan (Waking the Red - Toronto FC); Alicia Rodriguez (The Goat Parade - Chivas USA); Nicholas Rosano (CSN Bay Area - Earthquakes); Jason Anerson (Black and Red United - D.C. United); Geoff Gibson (Stumptown Footy - Timbers); Tweed Thornton (Hot Time In Old Town - Fire); Patrick Guldan (Massive Report - Crew); Daniel Robertson (Big D Soccer - FC Dallas); Scott Kessler (Brotherly Game - Union); Chris "UZ" White (Burgundy Wave - Rapids); Dave Clark (Sounder at Heart - Sounders); Justin Mayhugh (The Daily Wiz - Sporting KC); Denzel Eslinger (RSL Soapbox - RSL); Jocelyn Becker (LAG Confidential - Galaxy); Matthew Conroy (Once a Metro - Red Bulls).