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With The 5th Overall Pick In The 2011 SB Nation SuperDraft, The Philadelphia Union Select Michael Tetteh



Here's what I wrote for the SB Nation soccer section, as an explanation for the selection.

The Philadelphia Union have been lambasted by fans and media alike for the inconsistent play of the back four during its expansion season of 2010. The addition of right back Sheanon Williams helped to give the Union some sort of consistentcy but left back Jordan Harvey was lacking for much of the season, despite improvement amongst center backs Danny Califf (captain) and Michael Orozco-Fiscal. Tetteh gives the Union a quick, speedy left back who will provide plenty of cover for attacks down the left wing from midfielder Justin Mapp. With a back four of Tetteh, Callif, Orozco-Fiscal and Williams, Union fans should look forward to having a less nerve racking time while an opposing team is in its final third. Despite plenty of interest in Penn State striker Corey Hertzog, the team needs a veteran at the position, not its third Generation Adidas stiker.

I’ll admit that I did reach with the selection of Tetteh. He was project as a top 15 pick, most likely around 12 to the Seattle Sounders. But as I stated above, Tetteh solves a major problem for the Union defense from this past season.

What are your thoughts? Drew Epperly gives his opinion here.

(Penn State University striker Corey Hertzog went to the New England Revolution with the sixth pick in the draft)

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