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Some quick thoughts on the Union’s draft selections

January 15, 2010 Leave a comment
Danny Mwanga, Amobi Okugo, Jack McInerney

Danny Mwanga, Amobi Okugo, Jack McInerney

I don’t have much time for another long post today thanks to real-world commitments (damn you, real world!), but I did want to jot down a few observations about the draft picks.

Danny Mwanga: Not much to say here. I hadn’t heard much about him until shortly before the combine. Regardless, if all the stories that paint Mwanga as a very, very special talent, are true, then I’m willing to say the Union made an excellent decision here. Nowak has already called him a potential franchise player, and others have called him a man-among-boys in this year’s draft class (and 14 goals in 18 games ain’t shabby at all).

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More than a good day in Philadelphia

January 15, 2010 1 comment
Danny Mwanga

Danny Mwanga

As the MLS Superdraft approached, most analysts were predicting a good draft day for the Philadelphia Union. The club owned the first pick in each of the draft’s four rounds, and the year’s class of college players and US youth internationals was widely considered to be one of the best in years, maybe ever. The club could expect to pick two, maybe even three top prospects. On the internet–on blogs and facebook and the ever-noisy twitterverse–there was a palpable excitment among Union fans as the day approached.

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