KANSAS CITY - The pressure to get an impact player is off, but the desire to bring in the perfect player remains.
Union assistant John Hackworth offered as much last night during a media teleconference from the team's hotel, a stone's throw from the Kansas City Convention Center, site of today's MLS SuperDraft.
As of late last night, the Union still held the 13th, 32nd and 35th picks.
With a crowded pool of midfielders, given the Union's offseason acquisitions, the team appears likely to go after a player to strengthen its back line or beef up its attack. But according to Hackworth, unlike years past, when the team tried to bring in potential game-changers, the club can focus in the upcoming season on developing its draftees long-term.