2017 MLS Draft

MLS Draft 2017

2017 MLS Draft: SBI Live Commentary

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The 2016 MLS Draft is upon, and SBI has you covered for all of the day's coverage.

Beginning at 3 p.m., some of college soccer's top stars will begin their careers via the MLS Draft. Throughout the day, SBI will be providing live pick-by-pick commentary and analysis, keeping you covered for all of the comings and goings of Friday's event.

The SBI 2017 MLS Draft Preview

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The first marquee event of 2017 in Major League Soccer takes place on Friday with the MLS SuperDraft in Los Angeles.

Expansion clubs Minnesota United and Atlanta United own the first and second-overall selections, respectively. Syracuse defender Miles Robinson, Duke forward Jeremy Ebobisse and UCLA's Abu Danladi are three of the top prospects in the draft, but there are plenty of other quality choices available.

MLS Draft Spotlight: Former Ghana U-20 defender Abubakar set for MLS after shining at Dayton

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Growing up in Ghana, Lalas Abubakar had little knowledge of a famous American soccer star that shares his name. He knew nothing of Alexi Lalas, a player who defined American soccer's push towards the mainstream with big hair, a big personality and an even bigger game.

MLS Draft Spotlight: After training with Everton, Monmouth's Klenofsky ready for MLS challenge

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The transition from college soccer to the professional game is a difficult task in itself, but trying to do that as a goalkeeper, where limited positions are held across the league, is even more difficult. Monmouth goalkeeper Eric Klenofsky is aware of that from his experiences with MLS-affiliated youth clubs and his time on trial in England, but he feels he's ready to makethe step up.

MLS Draft Spotlight: UNC defender Colton Storm ready to bring hard-hitting style to MLS

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Colton Storm loves a tackle, and he always has. He enjoys the mental aspect just as much as the physical. It's certainly fun to leap in and win the ball back, but it's even more fun to look in the attacker's eyes afterwards and know that the message has been sent.

Storm has been making those types tackles all of his life.

MLS Draft Spotlight: After years of position changes, UCSB forward DePuy ready to grow his game in MLS

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Nick DePuy immediately sticks out on a soccer field because of his size. It's an asset, along with a few other strengths of his skill set, that has led him to every position on the pitch since a young age. Now a forward, the UC-Santa Barbara product played full back and center back in college, as well as midfield when he was younger.