The Fire added some depth with three selections in this year's MLS draft. The club's first selection, 6'-2" Austin Berry is a center back out of Louisville that Frank Klopas described as the "best center back in the draft" and "someone that could have an impact right off the bat". Berry was considered one of the most MLS ready players available by most draft prognosticators but will find plenty of competition for time with Cory Gibbs, Jalil Anibaba, Josip Mikulic, Yamith Cuesta, and Kwame Watson-Siriboe all expected to report to camp next week.
With their second pick (23rd overall) the club selected forward Lucky Mkosana. A speedy attacker from Zimbabwe who attended Dartmouth and should fit in the Fire's style of play in the offensive end.
The club used the 28th pick to select 6'-2" left back Hunter Jumper from Virginia. Quality depth at left back is an area that needed to be addressed with only Pari Pantazopoulos backing up Gonzalo Segares at the moment. Klopas also expressed some interest in adding players during next week's supplemental draft.
HTIOT has an excellent recap of the day's events including a few quotes from Klopas in Kansas City.