Jackie, as he's fondly called here in Springfield, was drafted in the fifth round (43rd overall) by Kansas City in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft. He's beginning his 10th season as a pro in Major League Soccer having played in 259 games, starting 205 of them, 63 of them in a Portland uniform in the two years since he was traded by Sporting KC.
Former Brown University defender Dylan Remick became the latest New England-area college prospect to earn a professional contract after signing with the Seattle Sounders FC last week.
Remick was selected by the Sounders in the second round (35th overall) of last month's SuperDraft. He featured centrally and on both wings for the club during the preseason, according to The Seattle Times writer Joshua Mayers.
A Very Special Edition Episode from the MLS Superdraft of the du Nord Futbol Show podcast is here.
In this episode Bruce and Wes are in Indianapolis for the MLS Superdraft conducting interviews with many people involved in the game today, featuring Colorado draftee Dillon Powers, soccer journalists, MLS execs and insiders, former players, team executives, and fans.
With three picks in the MLS Supplemental Draft, the Houston Dynamo selected defender Anthony Arena (18th), midfielder Nic Ryan (56th), and forward Yannick Smith (75th). All three will be invited to the Dynamo preseason camp to compete for a contract with the club.
The MLS Supplemental Draft is more or less a continuation of the MLS SuperDraft and now held separately via conference call.
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The New England Revolution swapped its first round pick (No.4 overall) and Allocation Money for Toronto FC's first round pick (No.1 overall) in this year's Major League Soccer SuperDraft. With that pick, the Revolution selected defender Andrew Farrell from Louisville.
Don Garber@thesoccerdon Congratulations to the #1 pick in the 2013 #SuperDraft, Andrew Farrell (@louisville05).
Mikey Lopez, a midfielder and Generation Adidas signee, was pickedby Sporting KC in the first round of the MLS Super Draft yesterday. He will occupy an off budget roster spot.
Sporting Kansas City selected 19-year-old midfielder Mikey Lopez out of the University of North Carolina with the 14th overall selection in the first round of Thursday's 2013 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas in Indianapolis, Ind.
Two players with Colorado connections were among those selected in Thursday's MLS SuperDraft.
Drew Beckie, a defender at the University of Denver, and Taylor Kemp, a defender at the University of Maryland, each were picked. Beckie, a right back/center back for the Pioneers, went to a Columbus Crew side looking for depth on defense.
As expected the New England Revolution today selected University of Louisville defender Andrew Farrell with the first overall selection in todays 2013 MLS SuperDraft.
"We're very pleased to add Andrew to the Revolution," General Manager Michael Burns said. "We believe he is the best player available in this draft class and proactively made the deal with Toronto to move up the draft order so we could ensure he was available when we picked.
Despite his playing college soccer on the opposite coast, Seattle Sounders FC selected left-footed left back Dylan Remick with its second and final pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. A player for Brown University, Remick gets up and down the line all game long, putting in crosses from the left flank.
With the 13th pick in the MLS Superdraft, the Houston Dynamo selected Jason Johnson. The reigning Atlantic-10 Offensive Player of the Year scored 26 goals with 10 assists in three years at Virginia Commonwealth University.
A Jamaican international (played with the U-23 side during Olympic qualifiers, made his senior team debut in February 2010 against Argentina), he'll join countrymen Je-Vaughn Watson and Jermaine Taylor and raise the question on whether or not Dom Kinnear has a thing for Jamaicans with first names starting with 'J'.
With just weeks until the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, and with our own Black-and-Red holding the first pick, we are looking over the top prospects that will be available for selection. The third installment of our series looks at the top available player already inside the District of Columbia, Steve Neumann.
With just weeks until the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, and with our own Black-and-Red holding the first pick, we are looking over the top prospects that will be available for selection. Today, we look at Cal senior center back Steve Birnbaum.
Steve Birnbaum is the consensus best senior defender in the country.
D.C. United holds the top overall draft pick on January 16's MLS SuperDraft. Over the next seven or so weeks, Black and Red United will be profiling a baker's dozen of potential selections United could make.
I'll be the first one to admit I'm no expert on college soccer. But that's not going to stop me from profiling the top college players who should be available to D.
With just weeks until the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, and with our own Black-and-Red holding the first pick, we are looking over the top prospects that will be available for selection. Our series starts with the nearby University of Maryland's Patrick Mullins.
To a lot of people taking Patrick Mullins with the #1 overall pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft just makes too much sense for Ben Olsen and D.
D.C. United holds the top overall draft pick on January 16's MLS SuperDraft. Over the next seven or so weeks, Black and Red United will be profiling a baker's dozen of potential selections United could make. We have our initial list, but we also want to hear from you as to who we should be focusing on.
With the loss to the Chicago Fire on Friday night, D.C. United completed its inexorable run to the top pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. It's looked inevitable for months now, but with D.C. United's SuperMagic Numbers now officially at zero, the Black-and-Red are officially on the clock. Has there ever been a more unlikely week in MLS history in which a team wins both a major trophy and the Wooden Spoon in the same week?
What an incredible season for Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Champions D.C. United. In the midst of the worst season in franchise history, they set their sights on winning the United States' oldest soccer trophy and then went out and did it with two wins in the final rounds against hot teams on the road.
The race for the SuperTopPick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft continues to trend in D.C. United's favor following this past weekend's games. D.C. United, of course, has had the inside track on the top spot virtually the entire season, but Chivas USA and Toronto FC haven't gone away easily and continue to be in the hunt.
With the remaining weeks of D.C. United's 2013 season firmly focused on winning the US Open Cup and getting ready for the 2014 season, now's the time to start keeping an eye on the Black-and-Red's draft position for the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. While it's looking likely that the good guys will secure the top overall spot, it's not in the bag yet.
The opening leg of D.C. United's annual two-game series/derby/NotSoClassico against teams from SoCal kicked off on Sunday night at Stub Hub Center. D.C. United played Chivas USA in a battle of conference basement dwellers, falling to the Goats 1-0. About the only positive things that can be said are that we are one game closer to the 2013 season being over and our magic number for securing the #1 pick in the MLS SuperDraft keeps getting lower (or is that higher?
Breaking News The Vancouver Whitecaps have traded defender Alain Rochat to DC United in return for a 2015 MLS Superdraft pick and a 2016 conditional draft pick. Rochat has been playing with the Caps since 2011 and has participated in a total of 67 matches for the club, starting an incredible 65 of those games.
With the 2013 MLS SuperDraft now in the books, the writers at New England Soccer Today handed out their grades for the New England Revolution's 2013 draft performance. The Revs selected Louisville defender Andrew Farrellwith the first overall pick, UNC-Charlotte midfielder Donnie Smith with the 21st overall pick, Xavier forward Luke Spencer with the 23rd overall pick, and Indiana goalkeeper Luis Soffner with the 36th overall pick.
Last week during the MLS SuperDraft, one reporter had asked Don Garber about the trademark dispute between MLS and the Cascadia Cup supporters groups. It was an unfortunate time to ask him at all concerning the focus of the day really should have stayed with the guys who were being drafted. What was even more unfortunate was Garber's response.
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Last week during the MLS SuperDraft, one reporter had asked Don Garber about the trademark dispute between MLS and the Cascadia Cup supporters groups. It was an unfortunate time to ask him at all concerning the focus of the day really should have stayed with the guys who were being drafted.
With the Houston Dynamo drafting Jason Johnson last week in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, many have assumed it closes the door for the return of Macoumba Kandji to the club. During an interview with Monica Gonzalez in the latter part of the draft, Dominic Kinnear mentioned Kandji had moved on.
Kandji and his whereabouts have been unknown thus far, but today a team in the second division of France gave him a mention on Twitter.
Well, the 2013 MLS SuperDraft is in the books and the Houston Dynamo appear to have come out with another quality performance. With the 13th and 37th pick, Dominic Kinnear managed to leave Indianapolis with a speedy forward and a left back - two positions that were needed in the depth department. Obviously, only time will tell if these two players will live up to the hype they're receiving today, but there is nothing that would indicate they won't.
With the 37th pick in the 2013 Superdraft, the Dynamo selected Georgetown left back Jimmy Nealis. A member of the second team All-Northeast player, he was a big part of Georgetown's run to the College Cup this year, converting the final kick in the shootout victory over Maryland that advanced them to the final (where they lost out to national champion Indiana).
There were still a few really talented players left on the board, and the Houston Dynamo did not disappoint in selecting Jimmy Nealis with the thirty-seventh overall pick of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft. We knew the Dynamo had a need at Left Back, and they addressed it.
This closes the Dynamo picks for the day, and unless something happens with a trade or signing, this will conclude our initial live coverage of the draft as well.
With the 30th overall pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, the Chicago Fire selected Yazid Atouba Emane. Atouba is a player from Cameroon. On the face of things, this might appear to be like when the Chicago Fire selected Patrick Nyarko in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft. Atouba is quite different from Nyarko though.
Sporting KC look like they're starting to angle themselves into a busy summer transfer window. Today the team announced the trade of midfielder, Michael Thomas to Toronto FC in exchange for a second round pick in the 2015 MLS Superdraft.
Thomas, a local product, had been acquired before the 2012 season from the San Jose Earthquakes for a 4th round supplemental draft pick.