Juan Pablo Angel Is First Player Taken
The first ever draft pick by the re-branded Alamo City Battle FC is the best goal scorer that Major League Soccer has to offer. Juan Pablo Angel needs no introduction nor any reading off of his stats. His reputation is well earned due to his performance with whatever shirt he's worn.
"I'd like to say it was a no-brainer. Well, actually it was save for one opportunity that opened itself up here right before the draft. Honestly, we're probably surprising some people with this pick. When Charlie Davies was announced as signed by DCU he was probably figured to be the first pick. While we love Charlie and would absolutely love to see him in an Alamo City shirt, there are simply too many question marks surrounding him to make him the first pick in the draft.
JPA though ? Like we said, a no-brainer. Atletico Nacional (Colombia), River Plate (Argentina), Aston Villa (EPL), and NYRB ... he's spearheaded not only some of the best club teams in the world, but also some of their most impressive runs. As for himself ? 235 goals in his club career. He also boasts a scoring rate of just under 1g/2m played for the Colombian National Team (56m/27g). This man is a scoring machine and he shows no sign of slowing down. No body can match his production. He practically made the selection for us."
Angel will join DPs David Ferreira and Theirry Henry on the Alamo City squad. The reigning MLS MVP, a former World Player of the Year, and the best scorer in the MLS ? 2011 is already looking quite good for Alamo City.