There was always some chaos expected in this year's MLS SuperDraft, but the Fire have sent everything into a frenzy.
Chicago kicked off the draft with a surprise selection of former Manchester Untied academy product Jack Harrison. The Wake Forest midfielder was ACC Freshman of the Year and considered the best offensive player in the class. Still, many pundits expected the Fire to draft defense or trade the pick.
Then a trade happened.
Chicago moved "a player to be named later" for allocation money and the No. 4 overall pick. The Fire selected Stanford defender and recent national team call-up Brandon Vincent, who surprisingly slipped past No. 3. Who New York City FC will ultimately receive from the Fire is unclear. It is expected to be Harrison, but it is no guarantee.
If Chicago can keep both Harrison and Vincent it would be quite a coup. We'll see as the day goes on.
P.S. The Fire just received the 15th overall pick from Seattle for a player to be named later. Crazy.