MLS SuperDraft

Philadelphia Union

Jack Elliott finishes third in MLS Rookie of the Year voting

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Atlanta United midfielder Julian Gressel garnered more than 50 percent of votes

For the second straight year, a Philadelphia Union player has been passed over for the Rookie of the Year award.

Jack Elliott finished third in voting behind Minnesota United striker Abu Danladi and Atlanta United midfielder Julian Gressel, who received an average of 53.

Rochester Rhinos add two more players with ties to the Philadelphia Union

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Former Union defender Raymond Lee and former Union youth Todd Pratzner sign with the USL club

Add two more players with ties to the Philadelphia Union to the list of players to sign with USL club Rochester Rhinos this year.

Former Philadelphia Union defender Raymond Lee and former Union youth Todd Pratzner were announced as new signings on Monday.

Lititz native signs with Seattle Sounders 2

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Stanford star Brian Nana-Sinkam signed a USL contract with the club that drafted him in the first round earlier this week

Lititz, Pennsylvania native Brian Nana-Sinkam has signed on with the organization that drafted him in the first round of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, inking a USL contract with Seattle Sounders 2 earlier this week.

Possible Barcelona tour of US, Chicharito to MLS?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 2/25/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union Sign SuperDraft Selection Jack Elliott
Philadelphia Union have announced that they have signed defender Jack Elliott, who becomes the third member of the club's 2017 MLS SuperDraft class to ink an MLS contract.

D.C. United rookies looking to carve out roster spots

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Chris Odoi-Atsem and Eric Klenofsky made waves in Florida

Two of the rookies that D.C. United drafted this year during the MLS SuperDraft made inroads during United's first preseason camp, earning playing time during the first set of friendlies. Chris Odoi-Atsem, the right back selected in the first round from played in the first two friendlies, against the USA U-17 team and the Philadelphia Union, while Eric Klenofsky, the towering goalkeeper from Monmouth University, played the second 45 minutes in all three games.

Union release preseason schedule, SuperDraft wraps up: Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/18/17

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Hump Day Links.

Philadelphia Union News

Union notes: Schedule news, more draft picks and Temple soccer history
At long last, we've got a few exhibition games on the Philadelphia Union calendar.

Union To Play In Rowdies Suncoast Invitational Preseason Tournament
Philadelphia Union today announced that it is set to participate in the 2017 Rowdies Suncoast Invitational, a preseason tournament that takes place in the St.

Philadelphia Union add depth at right back, select Aaron Jones 33rd overall in 2017 MLS SuperDraft

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Philadelphia Union selected Clemson right back Aaron Jones 33rd overall in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.

Philadelphia Union trade up to select winger Marcus Epps with 25th overall SuperDraft pick

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Philadelphia Union trade up to select winger Marcus Epps with 25th overall selection in 2017 MLS SuperDraft.

2017 MLS SuperDraft Story Stream

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Here's all you need to know about this year's MLS SuperDraft

Philadelphia Union News

2017 Philadelphia Union schedule released
MLS cup holders at home and three matches with D.C. United, New York Red Bulls and Montreal Impact await the Union.

A way too early look at the Union's 2017 depth chart
At this point in January, we'd normally be talking about the MLS SuperDraft.

SuperDraft options not at the Combine

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A look at players who might be worth taking for the Philadelphia Union with their third and fourth round picks

By the time the Philadelphia Union pick for the first time at Friday's MLS SuperDraft, the pool of players will have already shrunk by 32 players.

That's not great news in a draft restricted to mostly 21 to 23-year-old college seniors.

2016 Player review: Fabian Herbers

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Fabian Herbers played a big role in the Union's offense during his rookie season, but did he make the most of it?

Overall, the sixth pick in the MLS SuperDraft had a pretty solid season coming off the bench for the Philadelphia Union. Fabian Herbers managed to put away three goals and supply seven assists in MLS this year, which is solid production from a rookie who came off of the bench for most of the season.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/19/16

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It's Tuesday, the most boring day of the week. So add a little excitement to your day with some links.

Philadelphia Union News

Josh Yaro gives strong performance in MLS debut
The second round pick in the past MLS SuperDraft made his debut this past Saturday, and he didn't look out of place.

D.C. United

Major Link Soccer: Landon Donovan for US Soccer President?

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Also: Hamid is leaving DC United, and the goalposts have not been kind to Seattle this year


Steven Zakuani knew where he wanted to be as the 2009 MLS SuperDraft approached. He also learned to be happy one day at a time.


As more news comes out about Columbus Crew SC relocating, it's important to remember that teams moving in the United States is not unheard of (though that doesn't really make it any easier for the fans, of course).

Patrick Mullins finally has stability with new D.C. United contract

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Mullins inked an extension in February after spending 3 years at 3 different clubs

Patrick Mullins had trouble finding a permanent home to start his MLS career. The two-time M.A.C. Hermann Trophy winner at the University of Maryland, an award given to the best collegiate player in the country, figured to be a high pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.

D.C. United officially signs Ian Harkes as a homegrown player

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Johnny's son will play for his father's team

D.C. United announced this morning that they have officially signed Ian Harkes to a homegrown player contract. The Wake Forest senior would have been a top three pick in this year's MLS SuperDraft, and is a a player who will challenge for starting minutes on day one.

MLS Draft 2017: D.C. United passes on 4th round pick

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Following a recent pattern, the Black-and-Red opted not to make one last selection

D.C. United had the 78th overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft, but opted to pass during today's third and fourth rounds. The back half of the draft is completed via conference call, and as in 2016, the Black-and-Red were on the clock in the middle of the final round.

D.C. United’s 2017 depth chart: Goalkeepers and defenders

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The first of a two-part series looking at United's whole roster heading into the MLS SuperDraft

Now that 2017 is underway, it's time to take stock on what we have, what can improve, and what we need. For D.C. United, that means looking over the whole roster and putting together a depth chart.

College Soccer

2018 MLS SuperDraft: An Early Look at Prospects for Next Year’s Draft

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A look ahead to the some of the top college prospects for next year

Another SuperDraft has come and gone, and while a lot can happen before next January, here's an early look at some of the top non-MLS Academy prospects in college soccer to keep an eye on through the spring exhibition season, summer amateur leagues and the fall regular season.

How to watch today’s MLS SuperDraft action

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There's another draft today. It's the continuation of the SuperDraft, but with less Super.

Today's third and fourth rounds of the MLS SuperDraft are a bit less interesting than the early rounds. The 117 players remaining for selection with today's 44 picks aren't in Generation Adidas, nor were most on Hermann watchlists (though Sounders HGP eligible Seattle U senior Kyle Bjornethun was).

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

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Photo by Andy Mead/MLS.

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: 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.

MLS Draft Spotlight: From West Ham to Combine success, Louisville's Johnson takes winding road to MLS

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The road to the MLS Combine and Draft is direct for many, but Daniel Johnson has taken the circuitous route around a minefield of speed bumps to reach the showcase week for college prospects. The University of Louisville midfielder's journey has taken him to England, back home to the States and then to two different colleges before landing in California for the combine and draft.

New England Revolution

Revolution Add Defender Joshua Smith in 4th Round of MLS SuperDraft

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The San Francisco Dons player is a PDL standout with academy experience in Germany and the USYNT ranks.

The New England Revolution selected University of San Francisco defender Joshua Smith in the fourth round of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft this afternoon. As the 75th overall pick, Smith joins Vermont forward Brian Wright and Kentucky midfielder Napo Matsoso, who were selected as the 20th overall and 31st overall picks respectively last Friday in the MLS SuperDraft.

Revolution Transactions 2016: Femi Hollinger-Janzen signs

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The New England Revolution have signed forward Femi Hollinger-Janzen.

The New England Revolution have officially signed all of their 2016 draftees, as forward Femi Hollinger-Janzen has inked a rookie deal.

Hollinger-Janzen was a third-round selection (51st overall) in this year's MLS SuperDraft.

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Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/17/17

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Philadlephia Union News

The biggest takeaway from the MLS SuperDraft has nothing to do with players
Kevin Kinkead takes a look at the biggest thing to come out of last week's draft.

MLS News

MLS unveils ambitious 2017 US national broadcast schedule
Major League Soccer last week unveiled its 2017 season schedule, revealing an ambitious national TV slate coming off of a 2016 season that featured record numbers.

2017 MLS SuperDraft Round 1 Results

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The Union didn't pick but here are the results for the first round of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft if you're curious

The MLS SuperDraft is upon us! The bad news is the Union traded away their first round spot (11th) to Chicago on August 3rd so we can pretend that pick from the Fire would be ours I guess?

Houston Dynamo

Dynamo have big day at MLS SuperDraft

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Houston Dynamo select three players in SuperDraft

The Houston Dynamo selected Joe Holland, Jake McGuire and Danilo Radjen in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.

The team kicked the draft off by trading the fourth overall pick in the SuperDraft to Portland Timbers FC for the 10th overall pick, $100,000 in General Allocation Money and a 2017 International roster slot.

The Bull And Its Horns: Q&A With Former Clemson Star TJ Casner

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I was able to chat with Dynamo draftee, and Toros' midfielder, TJ Casner, a few weeks into his rookie season.

TJ Casner was a third round selection of the Houston Dynamo in the 2016 MLS Superdraft. He was coming off a season where he led the Clemson Tigers to the NCAA Championship game and was voted an All American.

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.

Major League Soccer

Opening shots

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I'm watching the MLS SuperDraft, and the commentary panel keeps saying there hasn't been much surprise in the proceedings. Gotta say I don't agree with that sentiment at all. And I'm astomished how many teams were shifting their boards all around after the combine - throwing out a year or two's worth of scouting competitive games for what are essentially a few quick pick-ups is beyond silly.

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.

A modest SuperDraft proposal

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How to increase the diminishing returns of the MLS SuperDraft

With the annual release of the initial list of MLS Combine invitees behind us, it's time again to talk about the coming MLS SuperDraft and the unnecessary limitations associated with it that reduce opportunity for teams and players alike.

Colorado Rapids

Superdraft on Friday not Wednesday

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The last couple of times I've mentioned the Superdraft I've said its on Wednesday, the 11th. That's because when you type "MLS Superdraft date" into Google you get:
2017 MLS SuperDraft will start on Wednesday, January 11 and will end on Sunday, January 15
In reality the first two rounds are on Friday the 13th, not Wednesday the 11th.

Jermaine Jones Traded to the Colorado Rapids

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Jermaine Jones traded to Rapids for natural first-round pick in 2017 MLS SuperDraft and general allocation money

Jermaine Jones has been traded to the Colorado Rapids for their natural first-round pick in 2017 MLS SuperDraft and general allocation money, according to a team press release.

Jones, 34, joined the New England Revolution as a Designated Player on Aug.

The Rest

Mechanicsburg native Colton Storm talks about PA soccer and the USL Cup

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The SKC Defender has made 29 appearances with Swope Park Rangers in 2017

The Harrisburg City Islanders won't be making an appearance in the USL cup this season, but there's at least one Central PA soccer product who will be represented in today's showdown in Louisville.

Colton Storm made a big impression when he went 14th overall to Sporting Kansas City in this year's MLS SuperDraft.

Sounders make surprising transfer deadline acquisition

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Calum Mallace arrives in trade with Montreal Impact for the cost of another fourth-round pick.

The Sounders weren't done making moves, after all. Just before the transfer window closed, the Sounders and the Montreal Impact agreed to a trade. The Sounders received midfielder Calum Mallace in exchange for their 2019 fourth round MLS SuperDraft pick.

Two former Union youth players selected in first round

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Colton Storm drafted by SKC and Brian Nana-Sinkham taken by Seattle Sounders

Two former Philadelphia Union Academy defenders were taken in the first round of Friday's MLS SuperDraft.

North Carolina senior Colton Storm (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) was selected 14th overall by Sporting Kansas City and Stanford senior Brian Nana-Sinkham (Lititz, Pa.

Sounders 2017 Draft: News, trades and updates

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Here's everything the Sounders did during the MLS SuperDraft

While the excitement behind the MLS SuperDraft as a method of club-building is waning, for some players it is their biggest shot to catch on with a club and prove they can make it in professional soccer. Most make or break it at the combine; Tesho Akindele went from relative unknown to a high pick based on his performance, landing at the sixth spot in 2014.

MLS Draft 2017: Revolution Could Find Its Own Tommy McNamara With Pick No. 20

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Four players who prove there's value at the end of round one—if you do some digging.

During the Jay Heaps era, the Revolution have grown accustomed to selecting near the top of the MLS SuperDraft. In fact, the club has enjoyed five top-ten picks in the past five years, drafting the likes of Kelyn Rowe, Andrew Farrell and Patrick Mullins (now with D.

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.