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MLS Mock Draft: SB Nation bloggers pick the first two rounds

Our 19 team bloggers conducted the annual exercise of trying to crawl inside the heads of MLS front office personnel.

Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Look, we don't have a crystal ball. We don't know exactly what will happen when you get a group of 19 MLS teams in a room and allow them to conduct the SuperDraft on Jan. 16. Chances are our Mock Draft is going to get a lot of picks run.

But you know what, that's not the point. Most people conducting MLS Mock Drafts are going to get a lot of picks wrong. At the very least, we promise to be a little different.

About a week ago, representatives from all 19 of our MLS blogs convened to conduct our own mock draft. What follows are the results. We like to think that since our bloggers really only cover one team, they have a better idea than most what their team might do.

But if we're being honest, our picks probably won't be much more accurate than anyone else's (and, for instance, we originally included UConn's Cyle Larin on the assumption he'd sign a Generation adidas contract, but we ultimately replaced him with Damion Lowe, who wasn't originally on our board). What we've done, though, is attempt to provide a level of context that you won't really get anywhere else. We've written profiles on each of our 38 picks (that's two full rounds, sorry, we couldn't do the full four).

Hopefully you'll take the time to read them all over the next week or so. Either way, we hope you enjoy. Below are links to all 38 of our profiles (click on the players' names):

First Round

Team Blog Pick
1. D.C. United Black and Red United Patrick Mullins
2. Philadelphia Union Brotherly Game Steve Neumann
3. Vancouver Whitecaps 86 Forever Andre Blake
4. Columbus Crew Massive Report Steve Birnbaum
5. FC Dallas Big D Soccer Christian Dean
6. Union Brotherly Game Marlon Hairston
7. Whitecaps 86 Forever Damion Lowe
8. Chicago Fire Hot Time In Old Town Grant Van De Casteele
9. San Jose Earthquakes Quake, Rattle and Goal Eric Miller
10. Montreal Impact Mount Royal Soccer A.J Corrado
11. Colorado Rapids Burgundy Wave Schillo Tshuma
12. New England Revolution The Bent Musket JJ Koval
13. Seattle Sounders Sounder at Heart Aodhan Quinn
14. LA Galaxy LAG Confidential Fifi Baiden
15. Toronto FC Waking the Red AJ Cochran
16. Houston Dynamo Dynamo Theory Mamadou Diouf
17. Portland Timbers Stumptown Footy Reinaldo Brenes
18. Real Salt Lake RSL Soapbox Ben Sweat
19. Revolution The Bent Musket Marco Franco

Second Round

Team Blog Pick
20. Chivas USA The Goat Parade Enrique Cardenas
21. Sounders Sounder at Heart Taylor Peay
22. New York Red Bulls Once a Metro Pete Caringi
23. Crew Massive Report Pedro Ribeiro
24. Toronto FC Waking the Red Joey Dillon
25. Union Brotherly Game Jared Watts
26. Timbers Stumptown Footy Kevin Cope
27. Union Brotherly Game Kyle Venter
28. Earthquakes Quake, Rattle and Goal Mackenzie Pridham
29. Impact Mout Royal Soccer Jimmy Ockford
30. Whitecaps 86 Forever Nikita Kotlov
31. Revolution The Bent Musket Victor Chavez
32. Dynamo Dynamo Theory Kristopher Tyrpak
33. Rapids Burgundy Wave Rafael Diaz
34. Red bulls Once a Metro Alex Martinez
35. Rapids Burgundy Wave Zach Bolden
36. Timbers Stumptown Footy Mark Sherrod
37. Impact Mout Royal Soccer Michael Calderon
38. Sporting Kansas City The Daily Wiz Romena Bowie