The 2016 SuperDraft is coming up this Thursday, so let’s take a look at who the blogs and websites are predicting Orlando City will select with their seventh overall selection. We’ll have full coverage of this year’s SuperDraft on OrlandoCitySC.com.
MLSsoccer.com - Jorginho James, MF (Jamaica)
“An invitee who impressed at the Caribbean Combine, James has three caps with the full Jamaican national team and good experience with Harbour View FC. He turns 22 mid-season, so he's not a kid, and he doesn't play like one: James is a bull in central midfield, eating up ground on both sides of the ball and capable of making smart switches with either foot. He'd make sense in a Roger Espinoza-type role in the 4-3-3, though his defensive instincts need polishing.” - Matthew Doyle
Top Drawer Soccer - Jake Rozhansky, MF, Virginia
“One of the rare bright spots in Virginia's turgid approach to the game, Rozhansky has left school early and could end up signing with a European club. If he turns to MLS and inks a GA deal, Orlando would be smart to grab him here, as an attacking player who would feature on the flanks or get a look in central midfield.”
Bleacher Report - Tim Kubel, RB, Louisville
Bleacher Report gave no description of their Kubel Selection. The German right back hails from Borussia Dortmund’s academy and had a successful two year career at the University of Louisville, including his 5 goal 3 assist sophomore season.
SBI Soccer - Omar Holness, M/F, North Carolina
“New leadership in Orlando will hope to do as well with this pick as the Lions did with last year’s No. 1, which landed eventual Rookie of the Year Cyle Larin. Holness is versatile enough to help give Orlando City some depth on the wing, as well as at forward. Could be tempted to grab Tim Kubel here to help address the right back position, though recently-acquired Kevin Alston should help that.” - Ives Galarcep
Draft Utopia - Patrick Hodan, M, Notre Dame
“Orlando City S.C. takes Patrick Hodan who got 5 goals in 2013 when Notre Dame won the 2013 College Cup against Maryland before getting 9 goals in 2014 as a junior. Hodan can play attacking midfielder, left wing, right wing, or secondary striker. Hodan dribbles the ball with precision with his feet and that's a really underrated quality about Hodan.” -Chris Ransom