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The MLS SuperDraft is tomorrow people. It's going to be a big day for the Fire, who will have to wait until the 13th pick to make their first selection. I'm going to be live-blogging the whole damn thing and I'll be having a good time with it, so be sure to check it out.

If you plan on checking the draft out during your lunch break (it starts at 1 p.m. CDT on ESPN2) you can do so at Chicago's Rockit Bar and Grill, where Brian McBride and Logan Pause will be hosting a watch party. They'll also both be sporting the Fire's new uniforms, which will be officially unveiled tomorrow afternoon.

I'll be back tomorrow with more coverage of the draft. Until then...


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    Note -- I'll be back later on in the day with an update or two on the Fire. Be sure to check back for them.


  • In reply to DDT5583:

    I thought I was going to be writing a piece updating Gonzalo Segares's (who has yet to sign anything with Apollon FC in Cyprus) situation but I decided to try and get in contact with him before writing anything. Sorry about the confusion and not letting you all know that I tabled the Gonzalo article in the above piece.

  • In reply to DDT5583:

    This is when you hate middle school. Draft day, you could be at a watch party with Logan Pause and Brian McBride, but I'm stuck in English class learning about stupid pronouns. Any idea who the Fire will pick or anything? I've been completely ignorant of the draft so far, I know that there are names that are hard to pronounce. Who should we pick? Who will go first? And why, why on Earth, can't it just be the draft? Superdraft? That's on the same level as Xtreme soccer league. No wonder soccer doesn't get respect in our country. Superdraft sounds like something out of a beer commercial.

  • In reply to patrickhattrick:

    Having it called the "Superdraft" is the reason soccer doesn't get the respect in the states? That's not a very smart comment.

  • In reply to patrickhattrick:

    Sam - Any further insight on the Julio Martinez adn Collins john stuff Goff has on his page?

    If we're moving to a more free flowing attacking game I don't think Van den bergh is an option either.

  • In reply to NaperSteve:

    As far as I know, Martinez is basically a done deal. Klopas wouldn't say anything about him at the press conference on Monday, but that's typical for Frank.

    I've also heard from various sources that the Fire does indeed have interest in Collins John. I asked Frank about this last week and he had no comment at the time. However, I've been told that terms have been agreed to but that the Fire wants to have a face-to-face meeting with John before anything is signed.

  • In reply to SamuelStejskal:

    If thats the case, we will be a better team this year than last year. It cant be considered a rebuilding year just because we dont have Blanco. Losing Rolfe, getting Martinez. Losing Segares, getting Krol. Losing Blanco, getting John. Losing Hamlett, geting De Los Cobos. If anything we should have greater expectations. Anything less than 1 trophy this year is another disaster.

  • In reply to DDT5583:

    I think we are going to go with the best available at the spot we are in. I think we should look to get a center back in this draft. We should look towards our future in this draft because Conde and Brown after this year and then we will be in trouble. I dont know much about the college game and who will go where but if we sign that guy from El Salvador like we are linked too, then we should be ok up top for this season. I wouldn't mind trading back if we can get a good deal from the team and pick up a center back. With Klopas' track record this off season, I am completely ok with whatever he does tomorrow.

  • In reply to DDT5583:

    How about picking up Dave Van Den Bergh. Good midfielder who would be a good acquisition. Do we need to trade for him or can we just sign him. We could throw our number 13 pick at FC Dallas in exchange for rights.

  • In reply to patrickhattrick:

    That would be a terrible move. Van Den Bergh wants way to much money and he isnt even good. Nowhere near a 1st round pick for him.

  • In reply to Rubberbandman189:

    I've got a better idea. Let's trade Mapp straight up for vd Bergh. Mapp made slightly more than vd Bergh in 2009, but vd Bergh is out of contract and may be willing to work for a lot less.

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