31. New York Red Bulls: Greg Jordan, MF, Creighton
The Red Bulls are in dire need of goalkeeping help, having released Bouna Coundoul and Greg Sutton, and with Frank Rost's future uncertain. But I think they can find other ways to fill this need in a very weak year for college net minders. If Erik Soler and Hans Backe's surprise selection of Tim Ream in the 2010 draft told us anything, it's that they like players with an eye for a pass and who are comfortable with the ball at their feet.
Having cut a number of reserve midfielders -- and with the future of Carl Robinson in doubt -- the Red Bulls could do a lot worse than select Creighton's Greg Jordan, a smart player with a non-stop work ethic, good feet and an knack for the killer pass. If the Red Bulls do go with a goalkeeper here, they might be tempted to select Fordham's Ryan Meara, if he's still available. But I expect them to defy expectations.
This pick was made by Matthew Conroy, an editor for Red Bulls blog Once a Metro.