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2016 MLS Mock Draft : Montreal Impact go for stability

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The 2016 MLS SuperDraft is on Thursday and it can only mean that every soccer site will present its mock draft. SBNation is no exception as each MLS blog  got together and went through 2 rounds of mock draft. With the stalemate between the Montreal Impact and Chelsea, the actual club's draft strategy might change. Though it is unlikely that Montreal finds Drogba's replacement, a draft is still an important player acquisition tool for MLS clubs, for those who work on it.

Zachary Carroll (14th)

The 6'3 central defender has been touted as being good in the air but has not shyed away from being a very technical defender with an emphasis on ball control. That is something that the Impact would be looking for to prepare for the future. Though both Victor Cabrera (still not back with the club from River Plate) and Wandrille Lefevre are still young in age and experience, there is no reason not to add more depth to your back line.

The Michigan State player and state native is also a big hockey fan so that is always a bonus in his integration in the Mecca of hockey.


Hadji Barry (24th)

The Conakry-native , from the University of Central Florida, is a natural athlete with an interesting finishing touch and poise inside the box. He looks like gamble to become a MLS started and young strikers already with the Impact, it will be hard for him to find playing time.

Though spending time with the USL team, FC Montreal, is not something to be underestimated when you look at the MLS coaching staff being composed of 100% Academy staff + Mauro Biello.

Eric Verso (34th)

Yes, Montreal has tons of midfielders but having Eric Verso available late in the 2nd round was a great opportunity. The Stanford player has play-making abilities showcasing his portfolio during the 2015 NCAA season. Though, the midfielder was with the LA Galaxy USSDA Academy/Club, one of the best in the league, he was not signed to a homegrown contract.

He was also the guy feeding balls to highly touted striker Jordan Morris and he definitely has a knack to find passing lanes and create chances.


What positions do you want the Impact to go for? Will the club trade the picks to get a veteran MLS striker?