MLS SuperDraft

2016 MLS SuperDraft

2016 MLS Draft: Houston Dynamo draft T.J. Casner

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Dynamo add offense in third round of draft.

The 2016 MLS SuperDraft resumed on Tuesday and Houston had the 47th overall pick. In the third round Houston used their pick to select T.J. Casner, a forward out of Clemson University.

In 2015, Casner scored 10 goals and four assists for the Tigers and won First Team All-ACC honors.

2016 MLS SuperDraft Second Round recap

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A brief look back at the second round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.

The Second Round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft is finished. Here's a rundown of the proceedings:

  1. Columbus Crew SC - Chase Minter - Midfielder - Cal Poly Science
  2. Colorado Rapids - Alex Morrell - Forward - University of North Florida
  3. Philadelphia Union - Taylor Washington - Defender - George Mason University
  4. Montreal Impact - Michael Salazar - Forward - University of California - Riverside
  5. Real Salt Lake - Max Lachowecki - Defender - University of Notre Dame
  6. Houston Dynamo - Ivan Maghalhaes - Defender - University of Maryland
  7. Seattle Sounders - Tony Alfaro - Defender - California State University - Dominguez Hills
  8. San Jose Earthquakes - Patrick Hodan - Midfielder - University of Notre Dame
  9. Vancouver Whitecaps - Christopher Hellmann - Forward - Lynn University
  10. New England Revolution - Michael Gamble - Forward - Wake Forest University
  11. Columbus Crew SC - Kyle Parker - Forward - University of North Carolina - Charlotte
  12. Orlando City - Paul Clowes - Midfielder - Clemson University
  13. FC Dallas - Timo Pitter - Midfielder - Creighton University
  14. Montreal Impact - Eric Verso - Midfielder - Stanford University
  15. Seattle Sounders - Zach Mathers - Midfielders - Duke University
  16. Vancouver Whitecaps - Thomas Sanner - Forward - Princeton University
  17. Colorado Rapids - Dennis Castillo - Defender - Virginia Commonwealth University
  18. New York Red Bulls - Zach Carroll - Defender - Michigan State University
  19. Montreal Impact - Keegan Smith - Forward - University of San Diego
  20. Portland Timbers - Neco Brett - Midfielder - Robert Morris University
  21. Columbus Crew SC - Marshall Hollingsworth - Midfielder - Wheaton College
  • The twenty-first pick was traded to Columbus by Chivas USA back in May of 2014.

2016 MLS SuperDraft First Round recap

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A brief look back at the first round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.

The First Round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft is finished. Here's a rundown of the 20 newest MLS players:

  1. Chicago Fire - Jack Harrison - Midfielder - Wake Forest University (to New York City)
  2. Philadelphia Union - Josh Yaro - Defender - Georgetown University
  3. Philadelphia Union - Keegan Rosenberry - Defender - Georgetown University
  4. Chicago Fire - Brandon Vincent - Defender - Stanford University
  5. Real Salt Lake - Omar Holness - Midfielder - University of North Carolina
  6. Philadelphia Union - Fabian Herbers - Midfielder - Creighton University
  7. Orlando City - Richmond Laryea - Midfielder - University of Akron
  8. San Jose Earthquakes - Andrew Tarbell - Goalkeeper - Clemson University
  9. Toronto FC - Tsubasa Endoh - Midfielder - University of Maryland
  10. New England Revolution - Jordan McCrary - Defender - University of North Carolina
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Fans have mixed feelings about Union's first three picks

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The Philadelphia Union's supporters were out in full force in Baltimore for the 2016 MLS SuperDraft and they had their fair share of opinions

The Philadelphia Union did not disappoint with the amount of action with the third and sixth overall picks in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft. Within minutes of the draft starting, the Union traded Allocation Money to the Colorado Rapids for the second overall pick in the draft.

MLS SuperDraft Preview: Generation Adidas players lead midfield contingent

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This is perhaps the deepest position at this year's SuperDraft.

There tends to be a gluttony of MLS-ready midfielders in college soccer, and this year's edition is no different. There are small school gems, Generation Adidas players and some with youth national team experience available.

While the New England Revolution need a holding midfielder, there will undoubtedly be a talented player available to them at #10.

Portland Timbers

Oh Yeah, There is More MLS Draft Action This Morning

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Are you like me? Did you forget* that there are two more rounds still to go in the MLS SuperDraft after rounds one and two were held last Thursday? And that those two remaining rounds will be held at 11:00 a.m. PST!?

*I didn't really forget. Come on, guys.

Turns out that the draft is not over yet and the Portland Timbers still have two picks to go: the last pick in round three at No.

The 2016 MLS Draft: Portland Timbers Draft 20th, 40th; Preview, How to Watch

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The first two rounds of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft will be held today and the Portland Timbers have a pair of selections to burn.

Holding picks No. 20 and No. 40, the Timbers are not exactly primed to make a splash here, but players fall down the draft order, trades are made, and sleepers are selected every year in the SuperDraft, so let's keep an eye out none the less.

So Long Norberto Paparatto, Hello Jermaine Taylor

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Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter and general manager Gavin Wilkinson held a conference call today in the wake of this week's bevy of moves from the team and before tomorrow's MLS SuperDraft. While the call covered plenty of ground, there were two big confirmations that came out of it: the team believes that Norberto Paparatto will be staying in Argentina and will not be with the Timbers next year, and the team is working to sign Jermaine Taylor, whose rights were taken during the 2015 MLS Re-entry Draft.

Joevin Jones

MLS Superdraft: How to follow rounds 3 and 4 and what to know

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Since you can not watch the MLS Superdraft rounds 3 and 4, follow along here or on the MLS tracker

In the first two rounds the Sounders traded their top pick for Joevin Jones and then drafted Tony Alfaro and Zach Mathers in round two. The Rave Green have two more picks in the final rounds, unless they trade for more, with one per round.

Sounders coach addresses new acquisitions, Obafemi Martins transfer rumors

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The 2016 season could see a tactical shift, unless the club signs more midfielders, Sigi Schmid admits.

While predictions for the Seattle Sounders' 2016 season were anything but easy going into yesterday's MLS SuperDraft, the flurry of trades, draft picks, and rumors in the last 24 hours has made it even more difficult.

Major Link Soccer: Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid get transfer bans

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The Spanish rivals will have to work with what they've got. Sydney Leroux and Dom Dwyer are reunited in KC. Plus, MLS Superdraft intrigue!

MLS Superdraft Fallout

Sounder at Heart published a lot of stories yesterday, so there will be a bit of 'in case you missed it' here. The Superdraft happened (or, the first two rounds did), and Seattle Sounders picked up left back Joevin Jones, left-footed centerback Tony Alfaro, and midfielder Zach Mathers.

D.C. United

Filibuster podcast episode 166: Autumn russet in color

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The MLS SuperDraft is the focus of this episode, with so many interviews from our crew.

The MLS SuperDraft was last week, and we had correspondents there to get all sorts of recordings for you. But first Adam, Jason, and Ben talk in studio, and we have to talk about the awful news that Bill Hamid is out for a couple of months with a knee surgery.

D.C. United add offensive piece in Syracuse's Julian Buescher

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Olsen sees the Generation Adidas signing as capable as playing as a number 10, a number 8, a withdrawn forward, or out wide

The first round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft was a busy one, with movers and shakers all making their mark early on in MLS' collegiate draft. Not to be left out, D.C. United moved up two spots in the first round, and picked Syracuse University midfielder Julian Buescher with the 11th pick overall.

Jordan Morris, MLS Homegrown players, and NASL: Freedom Kicks for 14 January 2016

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Happy draft day!

Today is the first and second rounds of the MLS SuperDraft, so take all of your draft talk to our open thread. Everything else? This is always your open thread for any and all soccer news of the day, so have at it.

MLS combine notebook includes Jordan Morris intrigue - ESPN FC: There is some juicy news about Jurgen Klinsmann supposedly trying to push Jordan Morris to Germany, but there is also D.

Nyarko traded to DC United

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The Fire have completed a trade sending midfielder Patrick Nyarko to DC United in exchange for the 33rd pick in next week's MLS SuperDraft. The move came at the request of Nyarko, who desired a fresh start with a new team as he enters his 30's and what could be his last chance to compete for a championship as a starter playing significant minutes.

Filibuster podcast episode 164: Waving a bunch of money and screaming

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We preview the MLS SuperDraft with Travis Clark and then wind up our D.C. United awards before we hate on the rest of the league.

The Filibuster crew is back for their first podcast of 2016, and we cover all things MLS SuperDraft. We bring back our favorite expert on the college and youth game, Travis Clark of Top Drawer Soccer, to dig in on this year's class.

Major League Soccer

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 1-19-16:

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Now that the draft is almost over we are back within a slow time within the rumor mill. Hold on tight because it's only a matter of time until the news picks up again.

Specific objectives fueled MLS SuperDraft chaos | FOX Sports:
Fox tries to comprehend the craziness that was the MLS SuperDraft.

The confounding present of the MLS SuperDraft

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The 2016 MLS SuperDraft saw the event move off of television and into a new world of trades, allocation money, and general confusion. Read More

PhillyDraftPage: 2016 MLS SuperDraft as it happens

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The 2016 MLS SuperDraft begins at 1pm EST in Baltimore. PSP will track the draft live on this page.

MLS SuperDraft is far from super but still serves a purpose

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The drafting of players is not unique to sport in the United States and Canada, but it is an idea that has not traveled very well throughout the rest of the sporting world.

When Major League Soccer came into being, there was never a doubt that a draft process would be put in place, just like the other North American leagues such as NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL.

MLS SuperDraft is far from super but still serves a purpose

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The drafting of players is not unique to sport in the United States and Canada, but it is an idea that has not traveled very well throughout the rest of the sporting world.

When Major League Soccer came into being, there was never a doubt that a draft process would be put in place, just like the other North American leagues such as NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL.

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 1-13-16

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One more day until the draft is upon us. While you wait, check out some draft related news as well as a cool piece on the future of the college game.

MLS SuperDraft: Our Top 15 picks | SoccerAmerica:
With this being the last day before the draft why not post one more mock draft?

MLS Mock Draft 2016: Defenders a hot commodity in first two rounds | SB Nation

Because you can post two if you like!

MLS Mock Draft 2016: Houston selects Georgtown defender

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SB Nation's MLS blogs got together for a 2016 SuperMockDraft.

Sunday, all of the MLS blogs at SB Nation got together and held a mock draft ahead of the MLS SuperDraft to be held later this week. The rules were pretty simple no trades and this draft only lasts for two rounds. As the Houston Dynamo don't have a first rounds draft pick (they traded it to the Philadelphia Union) we were left with a single second round pick.

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 1-11-16

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The draft is coming up quickly on Thursday. Check out some draft trivia and other news below.

USMNT Watch: Omar Gonzalez Impresses in Pachuca Debut | Bleacher Report:
It's a USMNT rundown headlined by Omar Gonzalez making his debut for Pachuca. Gonzalez netted an assist on Pachuca's only goal in their 1-1 tie with Club Tijuana.

Fire notebook - moves ahead, Magee, Bliss, and more

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The full MLS schedule is set to be announced on Thursday and the Player Combine takes place this weekend so things are about to pick up in terms of news around the league and in Chicago. The Fire are pursuing help on the backline as a priority. Expect the most significant signings this offseason to come at the center back position.

New England Revolution

Revolution to reveal new jersey on February 11

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The New England Revolution are getting a new shirt and they want you there to celebrate.

The New England Revolution will host a jersey launch party on Feb. 11, according to a tweet sent just before the MLS SuperDraft. More details are expected in the coming weeks.

From: @NERevolution Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2016 12:17 PM To: #NERevs Fans Subject: 2016 Jersey Launch Party https://t.

Revolution draft pick Jordan McCrary overjoyed by MLS chance

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The UNC product can't wait to get started in New England.

To put it lightly, Jordan McCrary couldn't wipe an ear-to-ear grin off his face after the New England Revolution selected him with the MLS SuperDraft's 10th pick.

The University of North Carolina outside back was anxiously waiting in the crowd with his mom, Phyllis, and dad, Darold, when Jay Heaps and Mike Burns made the selection they wanted all along.

Revs GM Burns: No Update On Jermaine Jones

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Revs GM Mike Burns spoke to ESPN's Jeff Carlisle and "updated" everyone on the Jermaine Jones' contract status.

With the MLS SuperDraft tomorrow and the combine in Florida wrapping up, it means MLS teams open up preseason camps in a little over a week.

ESPN's Jeff Carlisle got a chance to speak to New England Revolution general manager Mike Burns, but the Revs GM didn't have much to add to the ongoing Jermaine Jones saga.


Revs Tab UNC’s McCrary at #10

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With a gaping hole at the right back's spot, the Revolution addressed the situation by drafting North Carolina fullback Jordan McCrary with the 10th overall pick at Thursday's MLS SuperDraft.

McCrary, 22, recorded five assists in 20 games for the Tar Heels in 2015, a season after suffering an ACL injury that sidelined him for the duration of the 2014 campaign.

The Future is Now

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Photo credit: Andy Mead

Amid an especially quiet offseason, the Revolution brain trust will come out of hibernation on Thursday for the MLS SuperDraft, which kicks off at 1:00pm.

The Revolution hold a pick in each of the first two rounds this year (10th and 30th overall), and also have a third round pick (51st) at their disposal.

Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union acquire Josh Yaro with second pick in MLS SuperDraft

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With the second pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, the Philadelphia Union select midfielder Josh Yaro out of Georgetown University.

The Philadelphia Union are being aggressive at the MLS SuperDraft. They acquired the second overall pick in the SuperDraft from the Colorado Rapids for allocation money.

Collecting Talent; A brief history of the Philadelphia Union in the MLS SuperDraft

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The MLS SuperDraft is an American invention of acquiring young talent, and the Philadelphia Union have had their fair share of draft picks. There hasn't always been positive outcomes. Here is our look at that history.

Outside of an academy in it's infancy, the MLS SuperDraft is the best opportunity for the Philadelphia Union to accumulate young talent.

The Rest

Fire wrap trade heavy draft day with 3 new players

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Nelson Rodriguez's wheeling and dealing during the MLS SuperDraft has resulted in the addition of Stanford left back Brandon Vincent, North Carolina CB Johnathan Campbell, and North Florida midfielder Alex Morrell. By selecting Jack Harrison with the first pick, it also enabled the Fire to gain allocation money from New York City FC along with Vincent via trade.

Sporting KC Trade First Round Pick

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Sporting Kansas City had just one pick in the first two rounds of today's MLS Superdraft, the 11th overall selection, and with that pick Sporting decided to trade the pick. Kansas City ended up trading the 11th overall selection to DC United in exchange for targeted allocation money, which can be used to buy down a designated player down below the designated player threshold.

Sounders acquire Chicago Fire player in draft-day trade

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Looks like the Seattle Sounders won't be picking in the first round of today's MLS SuperDraft, as it was just announced that they traded the pick to Chicago for an unnamed player. The Sounders' remaining picks, bar any other last-minute trades, will be 27th and 35th overall. The traded player is unnamed as of now, as MLS Commissioner Don Garber noted that all parties will be notified before the names are announced on television.

Fire looking to deal on draft day

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Holding the first pick in Thursday's MLS SuperDraft gives the Fire several options.The first scenario involves what most draft experts have been alluding to for several months. Go with the presumed number one player available in Georgetown's Josh Yaro and fill a need on the back line. There are questions as to what need Yaro would fill however.

Stewart and Curtin impressed with talent at MLS Combine

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Earnie Stewart and Jim Curtin held a press conference leading up to the MLS SuperDraft.

In preparation for the Union's upcoming SuperDraft, new Sporting Director Earnie Stewart and Head Coach Jim Curtin have been scouting at the MLS Combine, which started last Thursday. The Union currently hold their own third pick and the sixth pick from Houston, which they received as part of the trade for Cristian Maidana.

MLS SuperDraft Preview: What's in store for the Revolution?

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The MLS SuperDraft is on Thursday, and the Revs have the tenth pick. They have needs at several positions and some history of success in the draft.

Major League Soccer and New England Revolution fans have long been clamoring for their beloved league to return, and that date will soon be upon them.

Talking with Jordan Schweitzer, Seattle's latest Homegrown Player

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Everett native is the 6th HGP in the club's history

Former Seattle Sounders academy player Jordan Schweitzer officially signed a Homegrown Player contract with the club on Thursday after opting out of the MLS SuperDraft. Schweitzer played four seasons at the University of Denver after playing his high school soccer in Everett and spent three years in the Sounders academy.