Thursday, January 13, 2011

2011 MLS SuperDraft: Sounders select 5 players

By Money Mike

With the 2011 MLS season upon us, the upcoming rookies had to wait till today to find out where they were gonna end up. A record seven players from the University of Akron were selected in this years MLS SuperDraft, including five of the first eight picks in the first round. The biggest surprise to me was United States U-20 international Omar Salgado selected as the first overall pick by the Vancouver Whitecaps. Here's list of players selected in the MLS SuperDraft.


1. Vancouver Whitecaps FC: F, Omar Salgado* - U.S. U-20 national team

2. Portland Timbers: M, Darlington Nagbe* - University of Akron

3. D.C. United: M, Perry Kitchen* - University of Akron/U.S. U-20's

4. Chivas USA: D, Zarek Valentin* - University of Akron/U.S. U-20's

5. Philadelphia Union: GK, Zac MacMath* - University of Maryland/U.S. U-20's

6. New England Revolution: D, AJ Soars - University of California

7. Houston Dynamo: D, Kofi Sarkodie* - University of Akron

8. Vancouver Whitecaps FC: M, Michael Nanchoff* - University of Akron
(from Toronto)

9. Chicago Fire: D, Jalil Anibaba - University of North Carolina

10. Sporting Kansas City: F, CJ Sapong - James Madison University

11. Houston Dynamo: F, Will Bruin* - Indiana University
(from Portland via Seattle)

12. Columbus Crew: D, Rich Balcham - Indiana University

13. New York Red Bulls: F, Corey Hertzog* - Penn State University

14. Chivas USA: F, Victor Estupinan - LDU Quito (Ecuador)
(from Real Salt Lake)

15. Columbus Crew: F, Justin Meram - University of Michigan
(from San Jose for Steven Lenhart)

16. Los Angeles Galaxy: M, Paulo Cardozo - Quilmes (Argentina)

17. FC Dallas: D, Bobby Warshaw - Stanford University

18. Colorado Rapids: D, Eddie Adabio - University of North Carolina


19. Vancouver Whitecaps FC: M, Jeb Brovsky - University of Notre Dame

20. Seattle Sounders FC: M, Michael Tetteh* - UC Santa Barbra
(from Portland)

21. Seattle Sounders FC: D, Juan Leone Cruz - Southern Methodist
(from D.C. United)

22. Portland Timbers: D, Chris Taylor - University of Tulsa
(from Real Salt Lake via Chivas USA)

23. Philadelphia Union: M, Michael Farfan - University of North Carolina

24. New England Revolution: M, Stephen McCarthy - University of North Carolina

25. New York Red Bulls: M, John Rooney - Macclesfield Town (England)
(from Houston)

26. Toronto FC: D, Demetrius Omphroy - University of California

27. Seattle Sounders FC: M, Servando Carrasco - University of California
(from Chicago)

28. Columbus Crew: M, Cole Grossman - Duke University
(from Philadelphia via Kansas City)

29. Seattle Sounders FC: GK, Bryan Meredith - Monmouth University

30. New York Red Bulls: D, Tyler Lassiter - North Carolina State University
(from Columbus)

31. D.C. United: D, Chris Korb - University of Akron
(from New York)

32. Sporting Kansas City: D, JT Murray - University of Louisville
(from Real Salt Lake)

33. San Jose Earthquakes: M, Anthony Ampaipitawong - University of Akron

34. Los Angeles Galaxy: M, Hector Jimenez - University of California

35. FC Dallas: M, Charlie Campbell - University of Louisville

36. Colorado Rapids: M, Colin Givens - Michigan State University


37. Vancouver Whitecaps FC: D, Bilal Duckett - University of Notre Dame

38. New York Red Bulls: M, Billy Cortes - University of Maryland
(from Portland)

39. New England Revolution: F, Steven Perry - University of Notre Dame
(from D.C. United)

40. Chivas USA: M, Jon Okafor - Brown University

41. Philadelphia Union: F, Levi Houapeu - University of Maryland, Baltimore County

42. New England Revolution: M, Ryan Klinne - Monmouth University

43. Toronto FC: D, Matt Gold - Ohio State University
(from Houston)

44. Toronto FC: M, Efrain Burgos, Jr. - Cal Poly

45. Chicago Fire: F, Jason Herrick - University of Maryland

46. Sporting Kansas City: M, Konrad Warzycha - Ohio State University

47. Seattle Sounders FC: M, Alex Caskey - Davidson College

48. Columbus Crew: M, Bernardo Anor - University of South Florida

49. Toronto FC: M, Joao Plata - LCU Quito (Ecuador)
(from Chicago via New York)

50. D.C. United: GK, Joe Willis - University of Denver
(from LA Galaxy via Real Salt Lake)

51. Chicago Fire: F, Davis Paul - University of California
(from San Jose)

52. Real Salt Lake: M, Jarad vanSchiak - University of Portland
(from LA Galaxy)

53. FC Dallas: D, Scott Gordon - Lynn University

54. New England Revolution: F, Alan Koger - College of William & Mary
(from Colorado)

* Also a member of Generation Adidas

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