Episode 142 – The AFTN Podcast – “There’s Still Time” (MLS SuperDraft Special with guests Carl Robinson, Cole Seiler, Chris Hellman and Thomas Sanner)

Episode 142 – The AFTN Podcast – “There’s Still Time” (MLS SuperDraft Special with guests Carl Robinson, Cole Seiler, Chris Hellman and Thomas Sanner)

Another week, another MLS draft, but this was the big one!

The 2016 MLS SuperDraft took place in Baltimore on Thursday. Vancouver Whitecaps ended it with three new players, and we chat with all of them on our latest podcast.

We have post draft conference calls with Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson and Georgetown defender Cole Seiler and exclusive one on ones with Lynn University’s German striker Chris Hellman and Princeton University forward Thomas Sanner.

And there’s still time to hear from Robbo about one player who wasn’t selected on Thursday, Whitecaps Residency graduate, Callum Irving.

Have a listen!

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Authored by: Michael McColl

There are 2 comments for this article
  1. Greg at 09:39

    Really interesting discussion and talk with the new players.

    I find it’s always a balancing act between challenging/pushing the residency players and blocking their development with new players. So, do you think any of the incoming players are going to prevent the current crop of residency players from progressing, or is it more a case of the draft picks possibly plugging holes currently in the USL/residency lineup?

  2. Michael McColl Author at 13:00

    It’s definitely a tough one. Robbo has said a lot that he doesn’t want to block pathways for any of his existing young players.

    I think with these three picks, he’s gone for guys that will spend all year in USL (Seiler may get a few mins depending on how he does) and for guys where the homegrown talent isn’t there right now.

    USL team has no strikers so badly need these two and the defence was shocking last year. Seiler should partner Farmer, who doesn’t look near MLS read yet.

    So I think those currently there won’t be hindered by the draft but they need to show they’re worthy of further development.

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