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MLS SuperDraft 2014: Seattle Sounders choose Damion Lowe in first round

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The Sounders bolstered the backline with their first pick of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

With the eighth pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, the Seattle Sounders chose defender Damion Lowe from the University of Hartford.

Lowe was a stalwart in the backline at Hartford, helping set a new school record of 0.84 goals-against-average in 2013. He played in the Premier Development League in 2013 for Reading United and appeared in 10 regular-season games. He helped Reading to a division best defense that allowed 12 goals in 14 games. He started in two of Reading's three games during the U.S. Open Cup.

Lowe is a former Jamiacan U-20 player and played on Jamaica's 2013 CONCACF U-20 Championship team. He played in all three games and scored a goal in Jamaica's 4-1 win over Puerto Rico. Lowe was a late addition to the Generation Adidas, meaning he won't count against the salary cap in 2014.

Here is his highlight reel courtesy of MLSSoccer.com.

The Sounders moved up to the eighth pick in a trade with the Fire that sent Jhon Kennedy Hurtado and Patrick Ianni to Chicago.