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Colorado Rapids

Rapids Select Two Forwards In This Afternoon's Part 2 Superdraft

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Rounds 3 and 4 of the Superdraft were held by teleconference this afternoon. The Rapids made two picks, both forwards:

With the first pick of the day by anyone the Rapids took Jaime Siaj out of Pfeffer University. He is believed to be the first player drafted by MLS out of that school. He also apparently spent time in the Real Madrid Academy before college.

Rapids Draft Two, Possibly Add A Free Agent?

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Today was one of the more uneventful drafts in recent MLS history. There were two big moves early with NYCFC and Portland moving up to 3 and 4 respectfully but after that the action settled down and for the most part teams stayed put in the draft or made minor moves. The Rapids stuck with their two picks and #15 and #24, picking up DU midfielder Sam Hamilton and Syracuse left back Liam Callahan.

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.

Rapids "Lose" A Draft Pick Today

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Last month a number of rapids fans (including me) thought the Rapids would have two first round picks in next week's Superdraft. After trading our pick to New England last offseason for Jermaine Jones we got LA's first round pick when we sent JJ to them. We also had a first-round pick from Toronto in the Clint Irwin trade.

Twellman Rips The Front Office

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I'll recap the draft below but I wanted to start with this. On today's ExtraTime podcast Taylor Twellman rips into the Front Office for not having a plan (fast-forward to 13:45 to get to the Rapids discussion. He essentially calls Bravo a liar over his statement that they acquired the #1 allocation spot knowing that Bedoya wasn't in play.

Superdraft Rounds 3 and 4

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With the 2nd pick in the 3rd round the Rapids took GK Chris Froschauer out of Ohio State

(Yes, a GK. The FO is just screwing with us now ;) )
At $15 we either missed our pick or MLSSoccer.com doesn't know who we picked as the pick is blank.
At #17 we took Bradley Kamdem out of UNLV (presumably).

Rapids Go All In On Outside Signings

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A wild and crazy day at the Superdraft ended with the Rapids positioned to make some big signings from outside the league and not much else. First to recap the day.

1. Rapids send Targeted Allocation Money to LA for the #12 pick
2. Rapids send the #2 pick to Philly for General Allocation Money and a player yet to be named
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Ongoing Superdraft Updates

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I'll update this pot as I'm able as the day goes along.

First move of the day is made.

Colorado sends Targeted Allocation Money to LA for the #12 overall pick. Interesting move, I wonder who we have our eye on.

The Rapids have just traded the #2 pick to Philly for allocation money.

Rapids Have 2 Picks In Tomorrow's Superdraft

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The Superdraft starts tomorrow at 11am Denver time with Rounds 1 and 2. The Rapids currently hold the #2 and #22 picks (Rounds 3 and 4 are next Wednesday via conference call). Draft day is always a busy day of trades and deals so what we hold now may not be what we actually pick with. There's already talk about Colorado shopping the #2 pick.

Philadelphia Union

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.

Major League Soccer

Major Link Soccer: Diaz done for the season

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Also, the first and second draft picks for the Expansion draft and MLS SuperDraft have been established.

Seattle

Despite a short distance between them, Seattle and Vancouver don't have many tangible links. That may change after the leaders of Washington and British Columbia came together to create the "Cascadia Innovation Corridor.

SuperDraft 2017: Top Prospects for Next Year's Draft

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A look at some of the college soccer players who will be top prospects for next year's SuperDraft.

The 2017 SuperDraft is a year away, but now that this year's draft is fully in the rearview it's as good a time as any to take a look at what the talent pool might look like for the next edition.

Soccer News: SuperDraft concludes, MLS players speak

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The 2016 SuperDraft is over with some teams opting not to use all of their picks and MLS holds its media day in the soccer news. Read More

2016 MLS Draft Day 1 Revolution Coverage

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The Revolution hold the 10th pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, and will pick again today at #30.

The New England Revolution have the chance to add quality to positions of need at the 2016 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, and everything goes down today in Baltimore, Maryland.

Starting at 1 p.

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.

2016 MLS Draft: Live Commentary

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Follow below for all of the day's picks and happenings.

The New England Revolution have the chance to add quality to positions of need at the 2016 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, and everything goes down today in Baltimore, Maryland.

Starting at 1 p.m., Commissioner Don Garber will announce the first selection and every subsequent pick will turn a dream into reality.

Major Link Soccer: Superdraft or Morris

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Will the Seattle Sounders sign the No. 1 pick outside of the draft or pick a gem at No. 15 in the SuperDraft

Seattle

Werder Bremen general manager Thomas Eichin heaped praise on Jordan Morris yesterday claiming Morris "does a few things one rarely sees." While Sounders President of soccer Garth Lagerwey feels "MLS is a great place for a young player to start his career".

Understanding MLS: The SuperDraft

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This is the first in a series in which I will attempt to break down some of the intricacies and shed light on the grey area within MLS. We're starting with the SuperDraft because it's now three days away (But who's counting?)

The MLS SuperDraft will take place on January 14th in Baltimore, Maryland.

Earnie Stewart and Jim Curtin talk prospects before Thursday’s SuperDraft

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Earnie Stewart and Jim Curtin spoke to the media about plans for this week's SuperDraft, what they are looking for at the MLS combine, and how they value the SuperDraft now and going forward.

MLS announces 2016 Generation adidas class

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College underclassmen Joshua Yaro, Jack Harrison, Andrew Tarbell, Julian Buescher and Richie Laryea have signed with the league and will be available for selection in the 2016 SuperDraft.

Major League Soccer has finally unveiled the 2016 Generation adidas class of college underclassmen who will be available in this year's SuperDraft.

Houston Dynamo

Dynamo trade for Toronto FC midfielder Collen Warner

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Shortly after waiving Rasheed Olabiyi, the Dynamo have acquired former Toronto FC center midfielder Collen Warner as depth.

The Houston Dynamo continued their busy offseason on Wednesday, this time improving their central midfield depth with the acquisition of former Toronto FC midfielder Collen Warner in exchange for a conditional second-round pick in the 2017 SuperDraft.

Dynamo Draft Ivan Magalhaes in 2016 SuperDraft

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The Dynamo used the 26th pick of the 2016 SuperDraft to pick up Brazilian defender Ivan Magalhaes

The Houston Dynamo used the 6th pick of the 2nd Round of the 2016 SuperDraft (the 26th overall and the Dynamo's 1st draft pick) to select Ivan Magalhaes, a defender out of the University of Maryland.

Brad Davis Traded to Sporting Kansas City

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Houston Dynamo Captain Brad Davis traded to Sporting Kansas City

Houston Dynamo Captain Brad Davis is on his way out of Houston and is headed to Sporting Kansas City. In exchange for Davis, the Dynamo will receive Kansas City's selections in the 2nd round of the 2017 SuperDraft and their 3rd round selections in the 2018 SuperDraft.

2016 MLS SuperDraft

Revolution Sign Rookie Defender Jordan McCrary

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The 2016 first-round SuperDraft pick has officially joined the Revolution

Two weeks removed from the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, the Revolution have agreed to terms with first-round pick Jordan McCrary.

A four-year starter at North Carolina, McCrary—the 10th overall pick in the draft—could fill a major void on the right side of Jay Heaps' back line.

Union select Mitchell Lurie and Cole Missimo in final rounds of 2016 SuperDraft

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Union draft left back/center back and midfielder to conclude 2016 SuperDraft.

2016 MLS Draft: Rounds Three and Four Open Thread

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There is still more SuperDraft-ing to be had, so join us and follow along!

After last week's beginning to the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, filled with trades, excitement, and players who will definitely make the rosters of your team, we come to today's part of the SuperDraft. Rounds three and four used to consist of players who would almost definitely not make your team, but with the growing number of USL teams that may no longer be true.

Philadelphia Union draft LB Taylor Washington with 2nd round SuperDraft pick

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The Union selected George Mason LB Taylor Washington with the 23rd pick of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.

Philadelphia Union select Fabian Herbers 6th overall in 2016 SuperDraft

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Philadelphia Union selected Fabian Herbers with the 6th overall pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.

Philadelphia Union draft Yaro (CB) 2nd, Rosenberry (RB) 3rd in SuperDraft

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The Union traded for the #2 pick and selected Georgetown's Josh Yaro and Keegan Rosenberry with the 2nd and 3rd overall picks in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.

The Rest

Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/14/16

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Enjoy today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

Six thoughts on Philadelphia Union
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MLS News

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From our friends at the Bent Musket. We've been there.

Chicago Fire Offseason Player Movement

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Ironically, things move so slowly sometimes that itishard to see what's happening. Aside from the wheeling and dealing on Draft Day, there was considerable movement on the Fire roster so far in the offseason...

Here's all the official player movement that hasoccurred sinceOctober 24ththrough January 27th in handy GIF form.

Union Add Lurie, Missimo in Superdraft Rounds 3 and 4

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Centerback depth? Another option at forward? The Union drafted some potentially good talent even late in the draft this year.

Depth isn't something we are acclimated to yet with the Union, but given the new regime's picks in rounds 3 and 4 of the Superdraft, we might have to warm up to the idea.

D.C. United selects Ohio State defender Liam Doyle in the 4th round of the 2016 MLS Draft

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United added the 2015 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year in today's closing half of the SuperDraft.

With the 67th overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft, D.C. United picked up center back Liam Doyle. Doyle had been captain of the Ohio State Buckeyes, having transferred there from Cincinnati State for his final two years of eligibility.

The Portland Timbers Depth Chart: Who Goes Where?

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The Portland Timbers have added a number of new faces over the last few days, bringing in forward Jack McInenery, defender Zarek Valentin, and midfielder Ned Grabavoy ahead of the yesterday's SuperDraft, then grabbing a pair of young forwards in Ben Polk and Neco Brett with their first and second round picks.

2016 Draft Grades: Analyzing the Revolution's Acquisition of Jordan McCrary, Michael Gamble

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We think the Revs made out like bandits during Thursday's SuperDraft. Well, most of us.

Just before the 2016 MLS SuperDraft kicked off, rumors swirled that Jay Heaps and Mike Burns had plans to move up the board to snag left back Brandon Vincent. Well, the Revs stayed put—and drafted versatile defender Jordan McCrary and scrappy forward Michael Gamble instead.

Seattle GM on Sounders' day at the SuperDraft

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Alfaro, Mathers picks fit into Seattle goal of reinforcing the squad

At the end of the 2015 season, Seattle Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey, as well as head coach Sigi Schmid, stressed the need for depth in Seattle's squads. Lagerwey reiterated this after today's SuperDraft, saying that Seattle's picks were made on the desire to build up the team for the future.

Major Link Soccer: SuperDraft Catchup

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Excitement over college prospects, Jordan Morris' path to the pros, and several pre-draft moves.

SuperDraft

Just in time to break up the off-season monotony, today is SuperDraft day. The draft will be shown live starting at 10am.

It may be a little bit late in the game for you to read up on all of the prospects, but here is a full list of draft eligible players.

Few gems in mid-teens of recent MLS Drafts

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The last four MLS Drafts haven't seen too much talent around where the Sounders pick (15).

The MLS SuperDraft kicks off tomorrow, and our preview coverage continues with a look at recent SuperDraft picks in the 13-17 range since the Seattle Sounders are set to make their first pick at 15. This is, of course, if the Sounders front office doesn't trade up or down like they did last season.

SuperDraft Preview: The Timbers’ Priorities

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With the MLS SuperDraft coming up on Thursday at 10:00 a.m., it's time to look ahead at what the Timbers may be looking to acquire with the 20th and 40th picks. But before we get to specific names, it's important to take stock of the reality of the Timbers' drafting position and identify realistic areas of need that Portland can fill in the draft.