So earlier this week I posted some random questions that I had about SKC as we were at a slow point in the offseason. Well today, Thad over at The Back Post in an interview with Peter Vermes answered some of those questions at least in part for me.
First in regards to Luke Sassano, Vermes said that the team is very close to signing Sassano, saying it's "more just a formality of sending something to the league." So it looks like Sassano will be in SKC blue next season.
With regards to Michael Harrington, Vermes says they are "kind of close" and that Harrington and his agent "need to make a decision on one last piece," so it sounds like it's pretty close, but things can definitely change so it's something to keep an eye on, but it sounds like one of KC's best players last season will be back in 2011.
About the draft, Vermes discusses draft for need vs best available, and also makes a comment about mock draft and how it's really hard to predict, especially in soccer where people creating mock drafts don't really know what free agent or foreign signings the team is looking at.
The other really interest part of the interview was Vermes' comments on Ryan Smith. Vermes said that Smith is getting very close to his citizen, he is apparently only one piece of his case away. Not only would that free up an international spot for the Wizards to use on another potential player, but it would also allow Smith to represent the US in international play.