2007 MLS SuperDraft

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2007 MLS SuperDraft
General Information
Date(s) January 12, 2007
Time 12:00pm (ET)
Location Indianapolis, Indiana
Network(s) (US) ESPN2
Picks
First selection Maurice Edu, Toronto FC
Fewest selections Chivas USA
New York Red Bulls
Real Salt Lake
(2 selections)
Most selections FC Dallas
New England Revolution
(6 selections)
Overall selections 52
MLS SuperDraft
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The 2007 MLS SuperDraft, was held in Indianapolis, Indiana on January 12, 2007. It was the eighth annual Major League Soccer SuperDraft. The first selection belonged to expansion team Toronto FC.

The SuperDraft was followed by the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft.

Player Selection[edit]

Any player whose name is marked with an * was contracted under the Generation Adidas program.

Round one[edit]

Pick # MLS Team Player Position Affiliation
1 Toronto FC *Maurice Edu M Maryland
2 Chicago Fire[R1 trade 1] *Bakary Soumaré D Virginia
3 Kansas City Wizards Michael Harrington D North Carolina
4 Real Salt Lake *Chris Seitz GK Maryland
5 New England Revolution[R1 trade 2] Wells Thompson M Wake Forest
6 Colorado Rapids[R1 trade 3] *Nico Colaluca M Virginia
7 Chivas USA John Cunliffe F Fort Lewis College
8 Chicago Fire Jerson Monteiro F Alabama-Birmingham
9 FC Dallas *Anthony Wallace D/M South Florida
10 Toronto FC[R1 trade 4] Andrew Boyens D New Mexico
11 D.C. United *Bryan Arguez D/M Generation adidas
12 New England Revolution *Amaechi Igwe D Santa Clara
13 Houston Dynamo John Michael Hayden M Indiana

Round one trades[edit]

  1. ^ #2: Columbus Crew → Chicago Fire. 2007-01-12: Chicago acquired this pick and forward Ryan Coiner from Columbus in exchange for forward Andy Herron.[ref 1]
  2. ^ #5: Los Angeles Galaxy → New England Revolution. 2007-01-12: New England acquired this pick from Los Angeles in exchange for a partial allocation and a second-round selection in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 2]
  3. ^ #6: New York Red Bulls → Colorado Rapids. 2006-04-21: Colorado acquired this pick, the #32 pick, and forward Thiago Martins from New York in exchange for forward Peguero Jean Philippe.[ref 3]
  4. ^ #10: Colorado Rapids → Los Angeles Galaxy → Toronto FC. 2007-01-12: Toronto FC acquired this pick from Los Angeles in exchange for a partial allocation.[ref 2] Los Angeles had acquired this pick from Colorado in exchange for forward Jovan Kirovski on 2005-09-13.[ref 4]

Round two[edit]

Pick # MLS Team Player Position Affiliation
14 FC Dallas[R2 trade 1] *Fuad Ibrahim F Generation adidas
15 Columbus Crew Brad Evans M UC Irvine
16 Los Angeles Galaxy[R2 trade 2] Robbie Findley F Oregon State
17 Colorado Rapids[R2 trade 3] Greg Dalby M/D Notre Dame
18 FC Dallas[R2 trade 4] Andrew Daniels D Brown
19 New York Red Bulls Dane Richards F Clemson
20 Los Angeles Galaxy[R2 trade 5] Josh Tudela M Indiana
21 Chicago Fire Nate Norman M Notre Dame
22 FC Dallas Ryan Guy F San Diego
23 Los Angeles Galaxy[R2 trade 6] Ty Harden D Washington
24 D.C. United Brad North F Northwestern
25 New England Revolution Ryan Solle M Wake Forest
26 Houston Dynamo Corey Ashe M North Carolina

Round two trades[edit]

  1. ^ #14: Toronto FC → FC Dallas. 2006-11-17: FC Dallas acquired this pick and defender Adrian Serioux from Toronto in exchange for midfielder Ronnie O'Brien.[ref 5]
  2. ^ #16: Kansas City Wizards → Los Angeles Galaxy. 2006-12-15: Los Angeles acquired this pick and a second-round selection in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft from Kansas City in exchange for goalkeeper Kevin Hartman.[ref 6]
  3. ^ #17: Real Salt Lake → Colorado Rapids. 2005-02-23: Colorado acquired this pick from Real Salt Lake in exchange for forward Jordan Cila.[ref 7]
  4. ^ #18: Los Angeles Galaxy → Colorado Rapids → FC Dallas. 2007-01-12: FC Dallas acquired this pick and a second-round selection in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft from Colorado in exchange for defender Greg Vanney, salary cap considerations, and a third-round selection in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 8] Colorado had acquired this pick, forward Herculez Gomez and defender Ugo Ihemelu from Los Angeles in exchange for the #23 pick and goalkeeper Joe Cannon on 2006-12-01.[ref 9]
  5. ^ #20: Chivas USA → Real Salt Lake → Los Angeles Galaxy. 2005-06-29: Los Angeles acquired this pick from Real Salt Lake in exchange for defender Paul Broome.[ref 10] Real Salt Lake had acquired this pick from Chivas USA in exchange for defender Douglas Sequeira on 2005-02-25.[ref 11]
  6. ^ #23: Colorado Rapids → Los Angeles Galaxy. 2006-12-01: Los Angeles acquired this pick and goalkeeper Joe Cannon from Colorado in exchange for pick #18, forward Herculez Gomez and defender Ugo Ihemelu.[ref 9]

Round three[edit]

Pick # MLS Team Player Position Affiliation
27 Toronto FC Richard Asante D/M Syracuse
28 FC Dallas[R3 trade 1] Scott Jones M UNC-Greensboro
29 Kansas City Wizards Edson Elcock F Old Dominion
30 Real Salt Lake Steven Curfman M Wake Forest
31 Colorado Rapids[R3 trade 2] Omar Cummings F Cincinnati
32 D.C. United[R3 trade 3] Jay Needham D Southern Methodist
33 New York Red Bulls[R3 trade 4] Siniša Ubiparipović M Akron
34 Chicago Fire Mike Banner M SIU-Edwardsville
35 Colorado Rapids[R3 trade 5] Nick LaBrocca M Rutgers
36 Colorado Rapids Justin Hughes GK North Carolina
37 D.C. United Ricky Schramm F Georgetown
38 New England Revolution Bryan Byrne M UC Santa Barbara
39 Houston Dynamo Mike Sambursky F South Carolina

Round three trades[edit]

  1. ^ #28: Columbus Crew → FC Dallas. 2006-01-20: FC Dallas acquired this pick from Columbus in exchange for a fourth-round selection in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 12]
  2. ^ #31: Los Angeles Galaxy → Colorado Rapids. 2006-04-07: Colorado acquired this pick from Los Angeles in exchange for forward Cornell Glen.[ref 13]
  3. ^ #32: New York Red Bulls → Colorado Rapids → D.C. United. 2006-12-15: D.C. United acquired this pick and a third-round selection in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft from Colorado in exchange for defender Brandon Prideaux.[ref 14] Colorado had acquired this pick, the #6 pick, and forward Thiago Martins from New York in exchange for forward Peguero Jean Philippe on 2006-04-21.[ref 3]
  4. ^ #33: Chivas USA → New England Revolution → Columbus Crew → Chivas USA → New York Red Bulls. 2006-11-27: New York acquired this pick and a designated player slot from Chivas USA in exchange for midfielder Amado Guevara.[ref 15] Chivas USA had re-acquired this pick (as a conditional pick) from Columbus in exchange for defender Ezra Hendrickson on 2006-04-28.[ref 16] Columbus had acquired this pick and a second-round selection in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft from New England in exchange for an allocation on 2006-01-20.[ref 17] New England had acquired this pick (as a conditional pick) and a second-round 2006 selection from Chivas USA in exchange for salary considerations on 2005-09-10.[ref 18]
  5. ^ #35: FC Dallas → Colorado Rapids. 2006-02-14: Colorado acquired this pick and a third-round selection in the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft from FC Dallas in exchange for the use of a Youth International slot in 2006.[ref 19]

Round four[edit]

Pick # MLS Team Player Position Affiliation
40 Toronto FC Jeffrey Gonsalves F Rhode Island
41 Columbus Crew Aaron Chandler F San Francisco
42 Kansas City Wizards Kurt Morsink M James Madison
43 FC Dallas[R4 trade 1] Tommy Krizanovic F Jacksonville
44 Los Angeles Galaxy Tally Hall GK San Diego State
45 Los Angeles Galaxy[R4 trade 2] Bobby Burling D Loyola Marymount
46 Chivas USA Cameron Dunn D UC Irvine
47 Chicago Fire Simon Omekanda F Penn State
48 New England Revolution[R4 trade 3] Adam Cristman F Virginia
49 Columbus Crew[R4 trade 4] Ben Hunter F North Carolina
50 D.C. United Luis Robles GK Portland
51 New England Revolution Kyle Helton D Duke
52 Houston Dynamo Eric Ebert M California

Round four trades[edit]

  1. ^ #43: Real Salt Lake → FC Dallas. 2005-01-19: FC Dallas acquired this pick from Real Salt Lake in exchange for the rights to defender Brian Dunseth.[ref 20]
  2. ^ #45: New York Red Bulls → Los Angeles Galaxy. 2006-08-17: Los Angeles acquired this pick and a second-round selection in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft from New York in exchange for forward John Wolyniec.[ref 21]
  3. ^ #48: FC Dallas → Real Salt Lake → New England Revolution. 2007-01-12: New England acquired this pick from Real Salt Lake in exchange for forward Kyle Brown.[ref 22] Earlier the same day, Real Salt Lake had acquired this pick from FC Dallas in exchange for a fourth-round selection in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 23]
  4. ^ #49: Colorado Rapids → Columbus Crew. 2006-01-20: Columbus acquired this pick, originally a conditional pick, from Colorado in exchange for defender Chris Wingert.[ref 24] The pick became a fourth-rounder when Wingert failed to start 8 games for Colorado in 2006.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b "Rapids Acquire Forward Thiago Martins and Two Draft Picks from Red Bulls". Our Sports Central. 2006-04-21. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  4. ^ "Galaxy trades Kirovski to Colorado". Our Sports Central. 2005-09-13. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 
  5. ^ "FC Dallas acquires Serioux in exchange for O'Brien". ESPN Soccernet. 2006-11-17. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  6. ^ "Galaxy trade Kevin Hartman to Kansas City". Our Sports Central. 2006-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  7. ^ "Rapids Acquire Conditional 2007 Second Round SuperDraft Pick from Real Salt Lake". Our Sports Central. 2005-02-23. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  8. ^ "Rapids Acquire Greg Vanney From FC Dallas in 2007 MLS SuperDraft Trade". Our Sports Central. 2007-01-12. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  9. ^ a b "Rapids Acquire Starters Herculez Gomez and Ugo Ihemelu from Galaxy". Our Sports Central. 2006-12-01. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  10. ^ "Galaxy acquire draft pick from Real Salt Lake". Our Sports Central. 2005-06-29. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  11. ^ "Real Salt Lake acquires draft pick from Chivas USA for Sequeira". Our Sports Central. 2005-02-25. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  12. ^ Oller, Rob (2006-01-21). "Crew drafts college player of year to bolster offense". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
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  14. ^ "United trade defender Prideaux to Colorado". USA Today. 2006-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  15. ^ "Red Bulls Acquire Designated Player Slot, 2007 Draft Pick". Our Sports Central. 2006-11-27. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  16. ^ "Chivas USA obtains conditional 2007 SuperDraft pick from Columbus". Our Sports Central. 2006-04-28. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  17. ^ "Revs select three players in 2006 MLS SuperDraft". Our Sports Central. 2006-01-20. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
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  21. ^ "Red Bulls Acquire Staten Island Native Wolyniec from L.A.". Our Sports Central. 2006-08-17. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  22. ^ "Revolution Adds Six Players at 2007 MLS SuperDraft". Our Sports Central. 2007-01-12. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
  23. ^ Cabarrouy, Gabriel (2007-01-14). "FCD selects young tandem". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2010-12-16. 
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