2012 SB Nation Mock MLS SuperDraft: Chivas USA Selects Casey Townsend

5. Chivas USA: Casey Townsend, F, Maryland

Chivas USA desperately need depth both up top and in defense. However, with the lack of great defensive options ready to start right away, adding depth up top is the best strategy with this fifth pick. Casey Townsend has demonstrated his ability not only to create chances but finish well. He could be a great option up top behind the veteran leadership of Juan Pablo Angel and Alejandro Moreno. He's been seen as the "next Taylor Twellman," but has also been compared with our very own Angel, which would be a great match for both the player and the team. While he may not be the biggest player on the field, his ability in the air is tremendous, which is just another asset to add to the list.

This pick was made by Rachna Kapur, a writer for Chivas USA blog The Goat Parade.

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