Ten players Steve Morrow might like in 2009 SuperDraft

I’ve been asked to put out some names of players that I think fit Morrow’s taste for rangy soccer players.  This is all just my opinion based on what I have seen and know about players.  I tried not to pick the best 10 players in the pool but instead looked for a couple guys who might last through the first four rounds.  They are listed in alphabetical order.

Ten Players Morrow Might Like

Ely Allen (Washington) – A forward at UW, likely a wing or midfielder in the pro game. Incredible work rate and energy, he can really cover some ground and has nice moves.

Jeremy Barlow (Virginia) – A fast midfielder that needs to improve his soccer thinking, but could be coached into a nice player.  Has lots of good tools, he just needs to put it together.

Eric Brunner (Ohio State) – Skinny, but very mobile and quick. Real tall and can pass fairly well for a big man.  I think he’s more mobile than some of the other defenders who are more highly coveted.

Jeff Cameron (Rhode Island) – A tall midfielder that I like out wide.  He’s got good range and is capable of getting to the end to cross.

Scott Campbell (North Carolina) – A more central midfielder but one who can cover good ground.  Not as nifty as Avila or O’Brien, but more active.

Joe Germanese (Duke) – A wide midfielder that I really like, can beat players with both pace and dribble. Plays defense and works hard.

Jon Leathers (Furman) – A center back converting to outside back.  Real fast and mobile, still learning to play out wide but has big upside.

Rauwshan McKenzie (Michigan State) -An athletic and aggressive defender with recovery speed.  Not a refined soccer brain, but could be really good.  Can play both centrally or wide.

Shea Salinas (Furman) – The fastest wide mid with the biggest range.  This kid can really move.  Soccer skills not as good as Germanese but he’s blazing fast.

Brek Shea (US U17) – Tall and agile with great feet for a 6’3″ midfielder.  Could play any spot in midfield has great speed and good awareness, plus he knows how to play.

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