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MLS Draft 2017: Sounders add another Stanford product with 22nd pick

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Brian Nana-Sinkam was centerback when the Cardinal won the NCAA Champoinship.

MLS: Combine
Team Tango defender Brian Nana-Sinkam (left) and Team Chaos forward Jorge Gomez Sanchez (right) battle for the ball during the first half at StubHub Center.
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With the final pick of the first round the Seattle Sounders selected a champion to join their squad. Brian Nana-Sinkam is a 6’0” tall, 180-pound center back that won the NCAA tournament with Jordan Morris and also played with Aaron Kovar. Nana-Sinkam was a three-year-starter in defense for the Cardinal.

Brian Nana-Sinkam made the USSDA Finals in 2012 with PA Classics and played a bit for the Philadelphia Union Reserves, as well. He played in nine games with the PDL Burlingame Dragons, scoring one goal.

At the Combine he played on Team Tango under the University of Denver’s coach.

Seattle currently has four centerbacks on the roster (Marshall, Torres, Evans and Alfaro). Nana-Sinkam will be attempting to follow the footsteps of Tony Alfaro making the roster, and eventually getting time with the first team.

The Sounders have the 44th pick to end today’s MLS SuperDraft action. They had previously traded the No. 16 pick in the draft to New York City FC for $75,000 in General Allocation Money.