RECAP: First round of 2018 MLS SuperDraft

The 2018 MLS SuperDraft got underway in comical fashion as commissioner Don Garber suggested it was the 2008 SuperDraft, and he named LAFC as Los Angeles Football Craft.

If you couldn’t catch the draft for whatever reason, don’t worry, I have broken it down for you below.

Round 1.

Pick 1: LAFC chose defender, Joao Moutinho from the University of Akron.

Pick 2: LA Galaxy selected defender, Tomas Hilliard-Arce from Stanford University.

Pick 3: DC United traded their pick to LAFC for $100,000 GAM and $100,000 TAM. As a result, LAFC opted to pick defender, Tristan Blackmon from the University of the Pacific.

Pick 4: Montreal Impact trade their pick to FC Dallas in return for $200,000 GAM. FC Dallas chose forward, Francis Atuahene from the University of Michigan.

Pick 5: Minnesota United traded pick to Chicago Fire for $75,000 GAM and $100,000 TAM, the 15th overall pick and a player to be named later. The Fire opted to choose forward Jon Bakero from Wake Forest University.

Pick 6: Orlando City chose attacking midfielder, Chris Mueller from the University of Wisconsin

Pick 7: Montreal Impact traded their pick to Minnesota United for $150,000 TAM. The Loons opted to pick forward, Mason Toye from Indiana University.

Pick 8: New England Revolution chose defender Brandon Bye from Western Michigan University.

Pick 9: New England Revolution selected Mark Segbers from the University of Wisconsin.

Pick 10: Real Salt Lake traded pick to Chicago Fire for $85,000 GAM. The Fire chose midfielder, Mo Adams from Syracuse University.

Pick 11: FC Dallas selected midfielder, Ema Twumasi from Wake Forest University.

Pick 12: San Jose Earthquakes selected defender Paul Marie from Florida International University.

Pick 13: Sporting Kansas City selected goalkeeper, Eric Dick from Butler.

Pick 14: Atlanta United picked forward Jon Gallagher from the University of Notre Dame.

Pick 15: Minnesota United selected defender Wyatt Omsberg from Dartmouth College.

Pick 16: New York Red Bulls picked midfielder, Brian White from Duke University.

Pick 17: Vancouver Whitecaps selected defender, Justin Fiddes from the University of Washington.

Pick 18: Sporting Kansas City took defender Graham Smith from the University of Denver.

Pick 19: New York City FC selected goalkeeper Jeff Caldwell from the University of Virginia.

Pick 20: Houston Dynamo selected goalkeeper Michael Nelson from Southern Methodist University.

Pick 21: Columbus Crew picked goalkeeper Ben Lundgaard from Virginia Tech University.

Pick 22: Seattle Sounders selected midfielder Alex Roldan from the University of Seattle. He is the younger brother of Cristian.

Pick 23: Toronto FC traded their pick to Minnesota United for $50,000 TAM and the 5th pick in second round. Minnesota United picked defender Carter Manley from Duke University.




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