2012 MLS Draft: LA Galaxy Select Kenney Walker From Louisville With Second Pick

Kenney Walker plays the Ball at the MLS Combine. He was chosen by the LA Galaxy in the second round of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. Source: MLSsoccer.com

With their second pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, the LA Galaxy selected Kenny Walker, a midfielder from the University of Louisville. With the loss of Juninho, this is another need pick. His highlight video showed clips of him stealing the ball at midfield, going for goal. That's certainly a presence the Galaxy are going to need going forward. From his draft report:

A defensive midfielder capable of covering tremendous ground, he links the back line with the attack quite well, but had trouble imposing himself upon the better teams the Cardinals faced. Best MLS comparison: Clyde Simms

A sort of favorable comparison, Simms spent six years and made 182 appearances with DC United, scoring three goals. He was let go into the re-entry draft this past year and was picked up by the New England Revolution. Not an all-star, but a solid roll player who can help shore up the back line.

Top drawer soccer listed him as a C+ prospect, which might be exactly the range level the Galaxy were aiming at with the final pick in the draft. There's stil plenty of talent left for the Supplemental Draft, including four players from UCLA. Louisville had four senior players enter the draft, who were all selected today.

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