19: LA takes Tommy Meyer.
18: Houston takes Colin Rolfe.
Back to my long-term trend comment, that's what happened here with Martinez. No discussion needed here to make the obvious choice. Now, let's see if we get a goalkeeper selected in the first round.
17: Salt Lake picks Enzo Martinez.
16: Kansas City takes Dom Dwyer.
15: Seattle picks Andrew Duran.
14: Colorado picks Tony Cascio.
And with that pick, my top five have been selected.
13: Philadelphia picks Chandler Hoffman.
12: Toronto takes Aaron Maund.
"He looks like a deer getting out of a car." Really, Taylor?
11: Dallas picks Matt Hedges.
There's a long-term trend of some MLS teams not being able to adjust their lists. A player falls and keeps falling because clubs that never expected a player or players to still be available are afraid to take them. Nothing new, but it's a missed opportunity.
10: Columbus picks Ethan Finlay.
Safety pick with a known quantity. There are better players still available.
9: Chicago takes Austin Berry.
8: Portland takes Andrew Jean-Baptiste.
Personally, I put very little in what happens at the combine, and I know a few MLS teams that agree. I didn't think DC was one of them.
Interesting pick, and my five-player depth chart is still in play.
7: DC takes Nick DeLeon.
Still have a player left. True story, I had my first Red Bull at an MLS SuperDraft. They had a mini fridge in the media room full of them. And by 'first,' I mean my first three. I remember making an inspired case for a potential draftee that I'd never heard of. I also remember people nodding along. Why? Nobody really scouts college soccer. They save their expertise for the College Cup and the combine.
6: San Jose takes Sam Garza.
For those keeping score at home, I've still got a player left on my depth chart. Luis Silva was the surprise.
5: Chivas USA takes combine MVP Casey Townsend.
4: Toronto takes Luis Silva.
I've only got a couple of players left on my depth chart, and I'm almost certain they go 4th and 5th.
3: New England takes Kelyn Rowe, who didn't make the trip from the U-23 camp.
No clue on what the Revs do here.
2: Vancouver takes Mattocks. No surprise and no real decision to make.
The Cooper to New York trade is confirmed for the Red Bulls' 2013 first round pick.
I'm already on the record for thinking Mattocks should've been a lock at #1. He's the best MLS choice. That's not a hedge, it's just the reality. Mattocks has the biggest regret factor, especially for an expansion team. There's also playing in Canada.
1: Montreal takes Andrew Wenger and Garber tries to speak French.
12:05pm: Taylor Twellman just identified the long-term issue with the homegrown player model. Competing academy systems, opportunities, and the benefit to the player in a system that's still a part of single-entity.
12:01pm: The season doesn't start here, Adrian. It's a draft. That's especially true when you immediately ask if it's still important.
11:57am: One last prediction before turning on the television. Montreal has to take Darren Mattocks with the first pick, if for no other reason than to block him going anywhere else. He's the lock in this draft, and there's too much risk in letting some other team tell the story about how they drafted a future All-Star with the 2nd or 3rd pick.
11:50am: Rumor has Kenny Cooper moving from Portland to New York. Interesting.
11:35am: One of the reasons the SuperDraft is a highlight on the MLS calendar is because it's one of the more normal things the League does from a North American professional sports perspective. Player acquisition in MLS normally has so many limits, including the ban on free agency.
11:23am: Now is the time to float any and all wacky trade rumors. It's almost expected that at least one MLS veteran will move clubs out of nowhere.
11:20am: How likely is it that Toronto remains the only team with two first round picks? Highly unlikely.
11:06am: Rumors abound that Montreal is trying to entice Houston to part with Andre Hainault in exchange for the quick return of Brian Ching and Montreal's #1 pick. We've already covered Ching's upside for Houston or anywhere else he plays, but this swap seems like a stretch.
Join us for follow along coverage of the opening round of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, starting at noon ET on ESPN2. For a bit of background, here's what you need to know about the draft, our coverage of earlier drafts, and what the future of the draft might look like.