MLS SuperDraft 2014: Open Thread

In 2013 Seattle traded up to get Eriq Zavaleta at #10 - Joe Robbins

You can watch the first two rounds of the four round MLS Draft live on ESPNNews or WatchESPN at 9 AM Pacific.

Seattle Sounders FC made the draft more interesting for their staff and fans when they traded up as part of the Anibaba for Hurtado/Ianni deal. Now with the 8th pick overall they enter the territory that Seattle, and the numbers, see as capable of providing a difference maker. Guesses at the direction they will head are just that, guesses.

Seattle will also add talent with picks 21, 55, and 77. They will choose from a list of 267 players. Four of those players are previous pros signed as international talent by the league.

Both Philadelphia and Vancouver select twice prior to the first Sounders FC pick. LA, New York and Sporting KC do not have a first round selection. Unlike most past years there is no Supplemental Draft. Rounds three and four will take place Tuesday of next week.

The SuperDraft is open to the public and will be dominated by Philly fans with a smattering of some other East Coast supporters and gobs of North American soccer media, front office staff and players.

This is your open thread. Seattle's activity will rapidly have their own posts on Sounder at Heart.

First Round

Team Pick Blog
1. Philadelphia Union Andre Blake, GK Brotherly Game
2. D.C. United Steve Birnbaum, D Black and Red United
3. Vancouver Whitecaps Christian Dean, D 86 Forever
4. New England Revolution Steve Neumann, M/F The Bent Musket
5. Montreal Impact Eric Miller, D Mount Royal Soccer
6. FC Dallas Tesho Akindele, M/F Big D Soccer
7. Whitecaps Andre Lewis, M 86 Forever
8. Seattle Sounders Damion Lowe, D Sounder at Heart
9. San Jose Earthquakes J.J. Koval, M Quake, Rattle and Goal
10. Toronto FC Nick Hagglund, D Waking the Red
11. New England Revolution Patrick Mullins, M/F The Bent MusketBurgundy Wave
12. Colorado Rapids Marlon Hairston, M Burgundy Wave
13. Chicago Fire Marco Franco, D Hot Time In Old Town
14. Crew Ben Sweat, D Massive Report
15. Union Pedro Ribeiro, M Brotherly Game
16. Houston Dynamo A.J. Cochran, D Dynamo Theory
17. Portland Timbers Schillo Tshuma, M/F Stumptown Footy
18. Real Salt Lake Ryan Neil, D RSL Soapbox
19. New England Revolution Grant Van de Casteele, D The Bent Musket

Second Round

Team Pick Blog
20. Chivas USA Thomas McNamara, M The Goat Parade
21. Seattle Sounders Jimmy Ockford, D Sounder at Heart
22. New York Red Bulls Chris Duvall, D Once a Metro
23. LA Galaxy Kyle Venter, D LAG Confidential
24. Toronto FC Daniel Lovitz, M Waking the Red
25. Union Kevin Cope, M Brotherly Game
26. Timbers Taylor Peay, D Stumptown Footy
27. Union Robbie Derschang, D Brotherly Game
28. Earthquakes Joe Sofia, D Quake, Rattle and Goal
29. D.C. United Victor Munoz, M Black and Red United
30. Whitecaps Mamadou Diouf, F 86 Forever
31. Revolution Alec Sundly, M The Bent Musket
32. Dynamo Mark Sherrod, F Dynamo Theory
33. Rapids Jared Watts, M Burgundy Wave
34. Red bulls Eric Stevenson, M Once a Metro
35. Rapids John Berner, GK Burgundy Wave
36. Timbers Aaron Long, M Stumptown Footy
37. Impact George Malki, M Mount Royal Soccer
38. Sporting Kansas City Abnan Gabeljic, F The Daily Wiz
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