MLS SuperDraft day is near

Four University of Louisville seniors will learn their futbol fates when the 2012 Major League Soccer SuperDraft is held at the Kansas City Convention Center this Thursday.

Colin Rolfe, Austin Berry, Nick DeLeon and Kenney Walker were among those invited to participate in the 68 player adidas MLS Player Combine, which has been ongoing in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., since Friday and ends today.


Indiana University’s Chris Estridge, Tommy Meyer and Alec Purdie were also selected for the combine.

All the combine games, with players divided into four teams, have been broadcast live on The player who seems to be impressing most of the Cardinal quartet is central defender Austin Berry, who made numerous timely tackles and was great in the air in game one.

There has been plenty of speculation and guesswork flying around regarding the destination of players in the numerous mock SuperDrafts compiled by various websites.

So far the Louisville players have been predicted to end up at Chivas, Portland, Toronto, Colorado, Montreal, New England, Real Salt Lake and Chicago Fire.

If the truth be told, anywhere really. (There are 19 MLS clubs.) To find out for sure, check out the SuperDraft on Thursday for yourself when it is screened live on ESPN2 and ESPN3 (12 noon).


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