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Estrada Stunned into Screaming after Sounders Selection in First Round

Estrada wasn't at the Combine. He didn't go to Philly either.

"I did not expect it at all. If I was taken in the third round, I was going to be happy with it. Fourth round I was thinking maybe I should go back to school."


From his Conference Call with Seattle media.  He said that when he found out he was picked in the first round he ran into his backyard screaming. He's a kid who has known some success but due to an injury seemed to have fallen off of many team's radar.  Adrian, Sigi and Company though seem to want to give him a chance to return to that early luster.

Reading the quote from Chris Henderson it is apparent that the two spots where he'd fit best would be at Right Mid and Withdrawn Forward. 

"David Estrada is a versatile player that can play up top, play wide, has good energy and can score goals." said Sounders FC Technical Director Chris Henderson. "We are looking forward to seeing him in camp with the rest of our group."

 He'd be learning from that Ljungberg guy in that case, and Estrada knows the Seattle attack and the Freddayain fairly well, commenting on those two leading a great attack. An attack from which Sounders fans want to see more goals.

Estrada's skill set is one that reads more like a Euro player than an American. He's a technical guy with tactical knowledge and not a lot of size. He does have a some speed as well.  He should be competing with King, and Fucito for depth in the attacking midfield and may even a shot at becoming a rotational if he can bump Levesque.

Here's Estrada being interviewed at Sounders FC's Vegas Tryouts