Supplemental draftology: Blake Brettschneider

So, that was a supplemental draft.  In a similar format to the Re-Entry Draft, the Supplemental Draft was done over conference call, with teams tweeting out their picks as much as a round before the official @MLS_Insider account announced them. D.C. United finally drafted their forward: they drafted Blake Brettschneider out of the University of South Carolina. He led South Carolina with 7 goals and 10 assists this past season (20 games played), and was named Conference USA‘s co-MVP and co-Offensive Player of the Year.  He was also a member of the U-20 Player Pool in 2008 and was a member of the Atlanta Silverbacks/Blackhawks PDL team from 2008 to 2010.  I’m hoping he can develop into something down the road, but he is an unknown at this point and is obviously not the answer at forward for D.C. United.

Also somewhat interesting is the fact that D.C. United passed on its second pick, the 3rd pick of the 3rd round.  Why not bring another kid into camp to see if he can do anything? At worst, he gets cut or you can loan him out; but where is the risk in taking someone there?

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