Podcast (January 11, 2017) – Happy Draft Week y’all! This week on Last Word SC Radio, we’ve got a full 2017 MLS SuperDraft Preview. Matt Pollard sits down with Jeff Rueter of Fifty Five One, Jason Longshore of Dirty South Soccer, and our very own Benny Lafortune.
Last Word SC: Full 2017 MLS SuperDraft Preview With Jeff Rueter And Jason Longshore
First, Matt and Jeff talk about Minnesota United FC’s draft prospects. Jeff gives his take on the team’s off-season so far and Adrian Heath’s style of play. The two go back and forth on Minnesota having the first overall pick and whether it will be UCLA’s Abu Danladi or Duke’s Jeremy Ebobisse.
In the second segment, Jason sits down with Matt to talk about the Atlanta United FC side of things. The guys discuss who Atlanta could be taking with the 2nd overall pick or if they could trade it. Jason also gives his take on what the club could do with the 8th pick. The guys also discuss Tata Martino’s general style of play and how it could be something fresh for MLS.
Lastly, Benny jumps in to talk about the players side of things. Matt and Benny discuss the game tape vs. combine performance issue. The two discuss their favorite Generation Adidas players and potential steals for the later rounds. Benny also gives his take on the players who’ve already been signed with the league.
Share this episode with your friends from Minnesota or A-Town to get the all ready for Friday!
Matt Pollard is a Featured Columnist at Last Word on Soccer and Environmental Engineer. When he’s not saving pipelines and cleaning up messes, he’s getting his butt kicked by Insanity, falling down the Rocky Mountains, or watching sports. His first sports love was the LA Kings, though MLS didn’t exist at the time. Once called the Shakespeare of LWOS, he covers the LA Galaxy, Colorado Rapids, and Saint Louis FC. Like the Galaxy, he too was handcrafted in LA.
Joe Hojnacki is managing editor of Last Word on Soccer. A lifelong resident of the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, he supports Detroit City FC locally, Portland Timbers nationally, and Arsenal globally. He’s also a homebrewer, amateur astronomer, pathetic Detroit Lions fan and baseball nerd. In addition to Last Word SC, he hosts the Crowding the Plate Podcast over at Last Word’s MLB arm, Last Word on Baseball.