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Schmid says Sounders have drafted well

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Jan. 11, 2012 at 5:19 pm with 2 Comments »
January 12, 2012 10:01 am

Zakuani
In advance of tomorrow morning’s SuperDraft, the Sounders put out this history of the club’s first three drafts:

Sounders FC Draft History
2009
Round (Overall)

1 (1) Steve Zakuani FW Akron
2 (16) Evan Brown DF Wake Forest
3 (31) Jared Karkas DF Azusa Pacific
4 (46) Mike Fucito MF Harvard

2010
1 (11) David Estrada MF UCLA
2 (27) Michael Seamon MF Villanova
3 (43) traded to Houston for Patrick Ianni in 2009
4 (59) Jamel Wallace DF San Diego State

2011
1 (11) traded to Portland with international spot (alter HOU) for allocation money in exchange for 2nd round pick
2 (20) Michael Tetteh DF UC Santa Barbara

Acquired from Portland
2 (21) Leone Cruz DF SMU

Acquired from D.C. for Stephen King
2 (27) Servando Carrasco MF Cal

Acquired from Chicago for Freddie Ljungberg
2 (29) Bryan Meredith GK Monmouth
3 (47) Alex Caskey MF Davidson

2011 Supplemental
1 (11) Josh Ford GK Connecticut
2 (29) Corey Attaway MF UC Irvine
3 (47) Sean Morris MF Seattle U.

I asked coach Sigi Schmid this week what he thinks of the Sounders’ draft record so far:

“I think we’ve done well,” he said. “You look at players, I mean Zakuani is with our team, so is Mike Fucito. Michael Seamon is still with our team: Brian Meredith, Josh Ford, Servando Carrasco … those are all players that we picked up in the draft. So from that standpoint I think it’s pretty comparable to what other teams do, especially after the first year we were never picking in the top 10. When you’re outside of the top five or top 10 it makes it a lot more difficult. … If you can get a couple of players out of each draft that can stick with your team, that’s good, especially when you’re outside of the top 10. And when you’re in the top 10, you need to find a guy hopefully that’s going to be an impact guy for you very quickly. We haven’t had that option since Year One (Zakuani), and we did that very well in Year One with Steve Zauani.”

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  1. EverydayFan says:

    I still can’t get over those day-glo schoo-lboy kits … but I know, I’m just part of the same loud minority that didn’t like putting those silver “performance strips” over the beautiful rave green … I’m sure most fans love those new kits

  2. ciscokid says:

    Haven’t been able to buy a jersey since those horrible performance stripes came about. Proudly wearing my rave green from 2009

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