2014 MLS SuperDraft Round 3 and 4: Sporting KC selects Peter Schmetz, Alex Martinez and Reinaldo Brenes

Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Sporting Kansas City has selected Peter Schmetz, Alex Martinez and Reinaldo Brenes with their third and fourth round picks.

Sporting Kansas City went all over the field in their 2014 MLS Superdraft third and fourth round picks, selecting a forward, midfielder and a defender with their three picks.

With the 41st overall pick, the third pick of the third round, Sporting Kansas City took Peter Schmetz. Schmetz is a centerback out of California-Santa Barbara who had some mixed reviews from the coaches. Some called him too slow and said that he lacked pacing whereas others noted his good play in the air and ability on set pieces. Schmetz is a very large player, with a height at 6'6" and weighing 205 pounds. He is also German, hailing from Aachen, Germany.


Alex Martinez was Sporting KC's next pick, selecting him with the 19th pick of the third round and the 57th pick overall. Martinez is a midfielder out of North Carolina State who has been lauded as very dangerous inside the box. He drew comparisons to Sebastian Velasquez, however his speed has been called into question and his defensive work rate isn't the best according to MLSSoccer.com. That fact makes him a very interesting pick for Peter Vermes but maybe he knows something we don't.

The final pick for Sporting Kansas City was the 76th overall pick in which they selected Reinaldo Brenes. Brenes is a forward from Akron who is apparently an extremely hard worker. His MLSsoccer.com bio states that he will sometimes train so hard that he will physically break down. If that isn't a Vermes player then I don't know what is. He also brings in good movement off the ball and good finishing skills, scoring eight goals in his senior season at Akron.

So now all four Sporting KC picks will fight for roster spots with preseason training coming up soon. Sporting KC still has one roster spot open and has not officially signed any of their picks. We'll see what Peter Vermes sees in the training camps.

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