Today’s third and fourth rounds of the MLS SuperDraft are a bit less interesting than the early rounds. The 117 players remaining for selection with today’s 44 picks aren’t in Generation Adidas, nor were most on Hermann watchlists (though Sounders HGP eligible Seattle U senior Kyle Bjornethun was). This is the draft for college soccer nerds.
It is done via conference call, which means picks will be announced via Twitter by either the team, the league, or both. It starts at 11 AM Pacific.
Seattle took a centerback and defensive midfielder in the first two rounds. With today’s 56, 66 and 88th pick they are likely looking for players to insert into S2. There is still some need for young depth along the backline and in the attacking band. But late rounds, especially low late-round picks, are about playing a lottery. It is unlikely that a pick in today’s action sees MLS time.
The most notable Sounders drafted in the past and picked as low as today’s picks are Mike Fucito (46th overall), David Estrada (65th), Mike Seamon (81st) and Josh Ford (65th).
There is a possibility that if Bjornethun goes undrafted he will be invited to training camp to earn a spot.