The New England Revolution selected four players in Tuesday’s MLS Supplemental Draft. The Revs picked up Jossimar Sanchez, Connecticut, Chris Thomas, Elon, Alex De John, Old Dominion and Gabe Latigue, Elon.
Jossimar Sanchez Scouting Report:
“Probably best as a holding midfielder, but can also play centerback and right back … Defensively solid, simple and clean on the ball … Reads the game well and is simple with the ball … Good athlete … Broke his leg while scoring a goal against Marquette … Bad break … How does he come back from it? … Worth a look at the next level … Warrior. Driven, competitive … Very good in the air.”
The Revolution then took the nation’s leading scorer, Chris Thomas of Elon in the second round.
Chris Thomas Scouting Report:
“Goal scorer and unbelievable finisher. Didn’t need too many opportunities to finish … Has rare ability around goal. Great composure. Very dangerous. Good in front of goal … Scores on scraps and makes stuff happen on his own … Strong and athletic. Good speed … Made the difference in college … Struggles with his back to goal. Not going to hold the ball up. Not a target guy per se … Questions about his fitness and work rate over long period of time. Not a 90-minute guy … Certainly worth drafting … Better as a second forward and could be pretty good with three up front … Is he going to be strong enough to hold up against certain MLS defenders and fast enough to get behind them? … Could become a great 70th minute sub in MLS.”
Gabe Latigue Scouting Report
“Shea Salinas-type of player in that he’s a 1-on-1 guy who likes to go at players …Technically very good. Able to get out of tight areas well. Good range of vision for passes … Good soccer brain. Connects the ball well … Free kick specialist. Has great delivery on set pieces … Played attacking midfield and wide midfield at Elon, but does he have pace and athleticism to play wide midfield in MLS? … May struggle with level of fitness and speed in MLS … Will be best pick for a possession team.”