MLS SuperDraft

D.C. United

D.C. United new jersey, plus the MLS SuperDraft: Filibuster

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Get all the details on United's new look

2017 is gone, 2018 is here, and the preseason is upon us! Jason, Adam, and Ben kick off the new season (11:11) by talking about the MLS SuperDraft and what D.C. United did in it. we talk about their trade of the 3rd pick in the draft and the two Brazilian players they selected in the fourth round (who might be closer to not needing an international roster spot than we think).

D.C. United drafts Afonso Pinheiro and Rafael Andrade Santos

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United drafts a pair of Brazilians in the late rounds

With their first pick in the fourth round of the MLS SuperDraft, D.C. United selected Afonso Pinheiro, a Brazilian forward out of the University of Albany. Pinheiro is Albany's all-time leader in goals, points, and points in a single season; at 6'2", he is also a taller forward as well.

Breaking down D.C. United’s roster needs ahead of the 2018 MLS Superdraft

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The start of the 2018 season looms, so let's take stock of where United is before things really get going

D.C. United has understandably been busy since the MLS season ended. The Black-and-Red cleaned house after just barely avoiding last place and have added five players, all of whom project to be either starters or see a steady stream of appearances off the substitutes bench.

MLS SuperDraft breakdown, plus D.C. United news mania: Filibuster

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We welcome on Travis Clark to break down the SuperDraft

For the first week in January, there sure was a lot of D.C. United news and Filibuster is here to cover it. Jason, Adam, and Ben open the show (3:39) by discussing the recently announced MLS schedule and what it means for D.C. United, their big roadtrips, and their many appearances on national TV.

D.C. United season review: Chris Odoi-Atsem

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It was a mixed rookie season for United's top 2017 draft pick

Entering last year's MLS SuperDraft, expectations for what D.C. United's plans were ended up being all over the place. Mock drafts had United going for an attacker, a speedy winger, and a center back. Those same mocks all saw Chris Odoi-Atsem going several picks earlier than the Black-and-Red's first opportunity with the #12 spot on the list, but when draft day came around, the Mitchellville, MD native was still available.

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.

Philadelphia Union

2018 MLS SuperDraft Recap - Round 2

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While the David Accam trade stole the show, the second round progressed nonetheless.

A little less dramatic than the first round of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, the second round nonetheless saw teams stock up on players. Lancaster, Pa. native Drew Skundrich was selected by the LA Galaxy, and the only local player taken in the second round.

Report: Andre Blake signs new multi-year contract

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Philadelphia Union star to become one of the highest paid goalkeepers in the league

Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake has signed a new deal that could keep him in Chester for 2018 and beyond, according to a report in Goal.

The report states that Blake's multi-year contract will make him one of the highest paid in Major League Soccer.

Report: Union eyeing top three pick in SuperDraft

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The Union are reportedly willing to spend money to land one of the top picks in Friday's draft

It was always a strong possibility that the Philadelphia Union - having no pick until 54th overall - would look to deal themselves into one of the first two rounds of the MLS SuperDraft at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Friday.

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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Weekend links are back baby.

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.

Houston Dynamo

Houston Dynamo Select Forward Mac Steeves in the Second Round for MLS Draft 2018

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The Houston Dynamo have selected Mac Steeves out of Providence College with the number 43 pick of the 2018 MLS Superdraft

The Houston Dynamo have selected Mac Steeves out of Providence College with the 43rd pick of the 2018 MLS Superdraft. Steeves made the First Team All-Big East Conference and was an honorable mention for Preseason Offensive Player of the Year this last season– an honor he did receive in 2016.

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.

Major League Soccer

Who the experts think Sounders will pick in the 2018 MLS Draft

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To put it bluntly, there isn't a ton of consensus.

It's been almost a month since MLS last held a draft, so it is high time for another one. The MLS SuperDraft, or the draft to end all drafts, is Friday at 8 a.m. The Sounders have the 22nd and 45th picks in the draft with rounds three and four happening on Sunday.

Who Your MLS Side Should Take in Tomorrow’s SuperDraft

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By Jeff Rueter – SAINT PAUL, MN (Jan 18, 2018) US Soccer Players - On Friday, all 23 MLS teams will convene in Philadelphia for the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. This marks the 19th iteration of the MLS SuperDraft, where a record 92 selections will be made. Don't be fooled by the increasing number of picks.

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.

New England Revolution

Grading The Revs 2018 Home Jersey

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Is it good? Is it bad? Or do we just dislike New York City FC's home colors a lot?

Normally, I'm excited for the annual announcement of the New England Revolution jersey because it means that soccer season is once again around the corner. The MLS SuperDraft is a few weeks away, preseason starts next month and everyone harbors hopes of an MLS Playoffs and/or US Open Cup run.

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.

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).

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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?

The Rest

Sounders final MLS Draft pick is Panamanian youth national team player

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Chris Bared played at Villanova in college and has 198 minutes with Panama's U17/20s in official competitions.

With their third pick in the MLS SuperDraft, the Seattle Sounders took a dual-national right back who played in the U17 and U20 World Cups with Panama. Chris Bared is a speedy right back who played for Villanova in college.

Four Reading United alumni drafted in MLS Superdraft, two in top 15

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Reading United continued its record of sending its players to the pros, as four players were drafted in the MLS SuperDraft on Friday.

How to Watch: MLS SuperDraft

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The Union don't currently have any picks in either of the first two rounds of the MLS Draft, but here's how to tune in anyway

Draft day has arrived in Philadelphia and while our hometown team doesn't presently have any picks in either of the first two rounds that are part of the day's festivities, it's still a chance to see a live MLS-related event online in the middle of a bitter cold winter.

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.