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MLS Draft 2017: Sounders add right back Dominic Oduro with pick 44

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Not to be confused with Montreal’s forward of the same name, this Oduro might be nearly as fast.

Seattle closed both rounds of the MLS draft in LA, picking 22nd in round two (44th overall) the Rave Green picked youth international Dominic Oduro. Not to be confused with Montreal’s speedster of the same name, the former Manchester City Academy player has a similar type of speed about him, and could play on the right side in MLS.

The 5’5” Ghanaian left his home country in 2011 to play with the Manchester City Academy before joining Aarhus GF of the Danish Superliga, first on loan and later permanently. Oduro also had loan spells in Belgium and Sweden, but only played in 25 matches for his three clubs in that period.

While the 21 year old (who turns 22 on the 23rd of January) lacks the typical size of an MLS fullback, he’s spent most of his career at right back and right mid. For comparison, Oduro comes in at 5 inches shorter than Seattle’s Oniel Fisher. Oduro does not have an MLS contract as of the SuperDraft, and will likely start the year with S2.

Sounders have two right backs on the roster currently, with Fisher and Brad Evans as players that project to lineup there.