it seems despite the recent dominance of white athletes worldwide in the beautiful game, MLS is intent on creating a darker version of football... 8 of the 15 First Round picks in the '09 Draft were blacks, including the #1 overall pick. 6 white athletes were chosen (#2 overall Sam Cronin was the first white chosen), and 1 hispanic heard his name called. the surprise of the First Round was at pick #13. Stefan Frei, rated the top goalkeeper in collegiate soccer the past two seasons AND the top performer at the MLS Player Combine, fell much lower than the experts expected. prior to the draft, Frei was considered good enough to be an immediate starter in the MLS. for those who are interested, here is the link to the entire draft. it includes some video links, as well.