18. Houston Dynamo: Tony Walls, MF/DF, UW-Green Bay
The central midfield is a weak spot for the Dynamo and with no true attacking central midfielder available at this point in the draft, UW-Green Bay's Tony Wells makes sense for the Dynamo. The defensive midfielder just completed his senior year and played for the Chicago Fire PDL club in 2010. Wells isn't flashy but he brings a solid mix of athleticism and skills to the mix. In other words, he's the kind of player Dominic Kinnear likes. He would provide some much needed depth behind Luiz Camargo and Adam Moffat and give Kinnear some flexibility should either player pick up any injuries during the season. He doesn't solve the club's desperate need for a creative central mid, but given the success the Dynamo had last season with the defensive minded Camargo playing the in that roll, Kinnear can clearly make it work.
37. Dynamo: Ryan Meara, GK, Fordham
Ryan Meara is the best, and to be fair, pretty much the only goalkeeper in this year's draft. With Evan Newton cut, Houston has Tally Hall and Tyler Deric on the roster. Dynamo Academy standout Fernando Piña is only 17 and committed to Akron, so they'll need a third keeper. Ryan Meara gives them a talented young keeper with a solid skill set and a strong work ethic, something that will fit right in on a Dominic Kinnear team. Meara has good hands, understands proper positioning and moves very well in the box. In four years at Fordham, he started nearly every game. The addition of Meara would give the Dynamo three strong goalkeepers and plenty of future flexibility should Piña continue to develop and eventually sign a homegrown deal with the team. Of course, with there being no such thing as a guarantee, picking up a talented keeper like Meara late in the draft would be a steal at a position of need.
Zach Woosely is a SB Nation soccer contributor and the managing editor of Dynamo Theory.