Here is some information on the upcoming MLS draft which will be held on January 14th. There have been four players listed as going to RSL in the first round in Mock Draft’s from various sources. Here are the four players with some links to information, and ratings regarding the players. Following that you’ll find the sources for these picks, and then some general draft resources. I will try to give my thoughts on RSL’s draft decision after I have had time to absorb the information a little more thoroughly.
Jack McInerney, M, US U-17
Brian Perk, GK, UCLA
Zack Schilawski, F, Wake Forest
Zach Lloyd, D, North Carolina
SBI 2010 MLS Mock Draft
16. Real Salt Lake-JACK McINERNEY, F, U.S. Under-17
The champions head into 2010 with all its key players set to return so there's not much on the need list. Adding a 17-year-old prospect as highly-regarded as McInerney makes the most sense, assuming McInerney slides this far. RSL could use a goalkeeper, but taking one here would be a reach.
32.Real Salt Lake- BRIAN PERK, GK, UCLA
The champs traded back-up goalkeeper Chris Seitz to Philly, but land a quality prospect in Perk, who is cut from the Nick Rimando mold as a quick and aggressive shot-stopper (who also happens to come from goalkeeper factory UCLA).
MLS Draft Net Mock Draft
Comments: With Chris Seitz moving, and Nick Rimando not getting any younger, the defending champs have to look to find themselves a strong backup and a face for the future. Perk is the safest and possibly the best option for keeper in this year’s draft.
WVHooligan Mock Draft
16. Real Salt Lake – Zach Schilawski, F, Wake Forest
RSL is a club I go back and forth on here but the more I hear from folks out there the more it sounds like they are leaning on taking a guy with experience rather than a project player. Schilawski fills a need up top for RSL and gives them someone that can step in early and contribute.
Goal.com’s Soccer Professor
16. Real Salt Lake – Zach Lloyd, D, North Carolina
32. Real Salt Lake – Eric Alexander, M, Indiana
MLSDraft.net, Sean Keay: Mock Draft 2.0
WVHooligan, Drew Epperley: Mock Draft 3.0
Goal.com, J.R. Eskilson: College Soccer Professor: 2010 Mock Draft