2010 MLS SuperDraft

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2010 MLS SuperDraft
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General Information
Date(s) January 14, 2010
Time 2:00pm (ET)
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Network(s) (US) ESPN2
Picks
First selection Danny Mwanga, Philadelphia Union
Fewest selections D.C. United
Los Angeles Galaxy
(1 selection)
Most selections Philadelphia Union
(6 selections)
Overall selections 64
MLS SuperDraft
← 2009 2011 →

The 2010 MLS SuperDraft was the eleventh annual SuperDraft presented by Major League Soccer. It was held on January 14, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the 2010 NSCAA Convention. The 2010 SuperDraft consisted of four rounds with sixteen selections each, for a total of 64 players selected during the draft. The draft preceded the 2010 MLS season.

Philadelphia served as host to the 2010 draft the same year the Philadelphia Union begin play in MLS. As an expansion team, Philadelphia received the rights to the first selection in each of the four rounds. As the champion from the 2009 MLS season, Real Salt Lake had the rights to the final selections in each round. As similar in other drafts, teams may trade these rights away to other teams for other rights such as players, special roster spots, or other rights of interest.

Player Selection[edit]

Any player whose affiliation is marked with an * is a player who is part of the Generation Adidas group.

Round one[edit]

Pick # MLS Team Player Position Affiliation
1 Philadelphia Union *Danny Mwanga Forward Oregon State University
2 New York Red Bulls *Tony Tchani Midfielder University of Virginia
Hampton Roads Piranhas
3 San Jose Earthquakes *Ike Opara Defender Wake Forest University
Cary Clarets
4 Kansas City Wizards *Teal Bunbury Forward University of Akron
Rochester Thunder
5 FC Dallas[R1 trade 1] Zach Loyd Midfielder University of North Carolina
Carolina Dynamo
6 Philadelphia Union[R1 trade 2] *Amobi Okugo Midfielder UCLA
7 Philadelphia Union[R1 trade 3] *Jack McInerney Forward Cobb Soccer Club
8 Columbus Crew[R1 trade 4] *Dilly Duka Midfielder Rutgers University
Newark Ironbound Express
9 New England Revolution Zack Schilawski Forward Wake Forest University
Cary Clarets
10 Chivas USA *Blair Gavin Midfielder University of Akron
Bradenton Academics
11 Seattle Sounders FC David Estrada Forward UCLA
Salinas Valley Samba
12 Columbus Crew Bright Dike Forward University of Notre Dame
Indiana Invaders
13 Chicago Fire *Corben Bone Midfielder Wake Forest University
Carolina Dynamo
14 New York Red Bulls[R1 trade 5] Austin da Luz Midfielder Wake Forest University
Austin Aztex U23
15 Real Salt Lake [R1 trade 6] Collen Warner Midfielder University of Portland
Portland Timbers U23's
16 Los Angeles Galaxy [R1 trade 7] Michael Stephens Midfielder UCLA
Chicago Fire Premier

Round one trades[edit]

  1. ^ #5: Toronto FC → FC Dallas. 2009-02-24: FC Dallas acquired this first-round pick and allocation money from Toronto FC in exchange for defender Adrian Serioux.[ref 1]
  2. ^ #6: FC Dallas → Philadelphia Union. 2010-01-14: Philadelphia Union acquired this first-round pick from FC Dallas in exchange for allocation money.[ref 2]
  3. ^ #7: D.C. United → Philadelphia Union. 2010-01-14: Philadelphia Union acquired this first-round pick, allocation money, and midfielder Fred from D.C. United in exchange for the #1 selection in the MLS Allocation Order. D.C. used the allocation pick to select goalkeeper Troy Perkins.[ref 3]
  4. ^ #8: Colorado Rapids → Columbus Crew. 2009-06-15: Columbus Crew acquired this first-round pick and allocation money from Colorado Rapids in exchange for forward Pat Noonan.[ref 4]
  5. ^ #14: Houston Dynamo → New York Red Bulls. 2009-05-27: New York Red Bulls acquired this first-round pick and a second-round selection in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft from Houston Dynamo in exchange for forward Dominic Oduro.[ref 5]
  6. ^ #15: Los Angeles Galaxy → Real Salt Lake. 2010-01-14: Real Salt Lake acquired this first-round pick and a third-round selection in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft from Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for midfielder Clint Mathis and the #16 pick in the 2010 SuperDraft.[ref 6]
  7. ^ #16: Real Salt Lake → Los Angeles Galaxy. 2010-01-14: Los Angeles Galaxy acquired this first-round pick and midfielder Clint Mathis from Real Salt Lake in exchange for the #15 pick in the 2010 SuperDraft and a third-round selection in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 6]

Round two[edit]

Pick # MLS Team Player Position Affiliation
17 Philadelphia Union Toni Ståhl Midfielder University of Connecticut
18 New York Red Bulls Tim Ream Defender Saint Louis University
Chicago Fire Premier
19 San Jose Earthquakes Michael Thomas Midfielder University of Notre Dame
Kansas City Brass
20 Kansas City Wizards Korede Aiyegbusi Defender North Carolina State University
Cary Clarets
21 FC Dallas[R2 trade 1] *Andrew Wiedeman Forward University of California
NorCal Lamorinda United
22 Colorado Rapids[R2 trade 2] Andre Akpan Forward Harvard University
Chicago Fire Premier
23 Colorado Rapids[R2 trade 3] Ross LaBauex Midfielder University of Virginia
Chicago Fire Premier
24 Toronto FC[R2 trade 4] *Zachary Herold Defender West Pines United Club
25 New England Revolution Seth Sinovic Defender Creighton University
Chicago Fire Premier
26 Chicago Fire [R2 trade 5] Kwame Watson-Siriboe Defender University of Connecticut
Westchester Flames
27 Seattle Sounders FC Mike Seamon Midfielder Villanova University
28 San Jose Earthquakes[R2 trade 6] Justin Morrow Defender University of Notre Dame
Chicago Fire Premier
29 Chicago Fire Drew Yates Midfielder University of Maryland
30 San Jose Earthquakes[R2 trade 7] Steven Beitashour Defender San Diego State University
San Jose Frogs
31 New England Revolution[R2 trade 8] Zak Boggs Forward University of South Florida
Bradenton Academics
32 Real Salt Lake Justin Davis Midfielder University of New Mexico
Des Moines Menace

Round two trades[edit]

  1. ^ #21: Toronto FC → FC Dallas. 2008-06-13: FC Dallas acquired this second-round pick, originally a conditional selection, from Toronto FC in exchange for forward Abdus Ibrahim. The conditional draft pick became a second-round pick when Ibrahim played fewer than 10 regular season games and was not traded away by Toronto. The trade also included a provision that FC Dallas is to receive 50% of any future foreign transfer fee for Ibrahim.[ref 7]
  2. ^ #22: FC Dallas → Colorado Rapids. 2009-08-31: Colorado Rapids acquired this second-round pick, defender Drew Moor, and allocation money from FC Dallas in exchange for defender Ugo Ihemelu.[ref 8]
  3. ^ #23: DC United → Colorado Rapids. 2009-02-09: Colorado Rapids acquired this second-round pick, a designated player spot, and midfielder Iván Guerrero from D.C. United in exchange for midfielder Christian Gomez, goalkeeper Mike Graczyk, an international roster spot, and salary cap considerations.[ref 9]
  4. ^ #24: Colorado Rapids → Toronto FC. 2009-02-27: Toronto FC acquired this second-round pick from Colorado Rapids in exchange for forward Gregory Richardson.[ref 10]
  5. ^ #26: Chivas USA → Chicago Fire. 2008-01-22: Chicago Fire acquired this second-round pick, originally a conditional selection, from Chivas USA in exchange for defender Jim Curtin.[ref 11]
  6. ^ #28: Columbus Crew → FC Dallas → Real Salt Lake → San Jose Earthquakes. 2009-07-15: San Jose Earthquakes acquired this second-round pick and a conditional selection in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft from Real Salt Lake in exchange for forward Pablo Campos.[ref 12] On 2009-04-28, Real Salt Lake had acquired this pick from FC Dallas in exchange for defender Kyle Davies.[ref 13] On 2008-01-18, FC Dallas had acquired this pick and a third-round pick in the 2010 SuperDraft from Columbus Crew in exchange for second-round and third-round picks in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 14]
  7. ^ #30: Houston Dynamo → San Jose Earthquakes. 2009-06-09: San Jose Earthquakes acquired this second-round pick, originally a conditional selection, and forward Chris Wondolowski from Houston Dynamo in exchange for forward Cam Weaver.[ref 15]
  8. ^ #31: LA Galaxy → New York Red Bulls → New England Revolution. 2010-01-14: New England Revolution acquired this second-round pick and pick #48 in the 2010 SuperDraft from New York Red Bulls in exchange for defender Chris Albright.[ref 16] On 2009-01-14, New York had acquired this pick from Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for midfielder/forward Mike Magee.[ref 17]

Round three[edit]

Pick # MLS Team Player Position Affiliation
33 Philadelphia Union Kyle Nakazawa Midfielder UCLA
Los Angeles Legends
34 New York Red Bulls Conor Chinn Forward University of San Francisco
Orange County Blue Star
35 Chivas USA[R3 trade 1] Kevin Tangney Defender University of Maryland
36 Kansas City Wizards Nick Cardenas Defender San Diego State University
Ogden Outlaws
37 San Jose Earthquakes[R3 trade 2] Andrew Hoxie Forward The College of William & Mary
38 FC Dallas Jason Yeisley Forward Penn State University
Reading Rage
39 Real Salt Lake[R3 trade 3] Chris Schuler Defender Creighton University
Chicago Fire Premier
40 Colorado Rapids Chad Borak Defender Cal State Northridge
Orange County Blue Star
41 Kansas City Wizards[R3 trade 4] Mauro Fuzetti Midfielder University of Michigan
Michigan Bucks
42 Chivas USA Isaac Kissi Midfielder University of Dayton
43 Houston Dynamo[R3 trade 5] David Walker Midfielder UC Santa Barbara
44 FC Dallas[R3 trade 6] Eric Alexander Midfielder Indiana University
Kalamazoo Outrage
45 Chicago Fire Steven Kinney Defender Elon University
Carolina Dynamo
46 Houston Dynamo Samuel Appiah Midfielder Boston University
47 Chivas USA[R3 trade 7] Ben Zemanski Midfielder University of Akron
Cleveland Internationals
48 New England Revolution[R3 trade 8] Jason Griffiths Midfielder University of Kentucky
Des Moines Menace

Round three trades[edit]

  1. ^ #35: San Jose Earthquakes → Chivas USA. 2009-09-11: Chivas USA acquired this third-round pick from San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for defender Bobby Burling.[ref 18]
  2. ^ #37: Toronto FC → San Jose Earthquakes. 2009-06-09: San Jose Earthquakes acquired this third-round pick from Toronto FC in exchange for defender Nick Garcia and the discovery rights to forward Ali Gerba.[ref 19]
  3. ^ #39: D.C. United → Los Angeles Galaxy → Real Salt Lake. 2010-01-14: Real Salt Lake acquired this third-round pick from Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for a third-round selection in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 20] On 2009-03-10, Los Angeles had acquired this pick, originally a conditional selection, from D.C. United in exchange for goalkeeper Josh Wicks.[ref 21]
  4. ^ #41: New England Revolution → Kansas City Wizards. 2009-06-30: Kansas City Wizards acquired this third-round pick from New England Revolution in exchange for use of an international roster spot in 2009 and 2010.[ref 22]
  5. ^ #43: Seattle Sounders → Houston Dynamo. 2009-01-26: Houston Dynamo acquired this third-round pick, originally a conditional selection, from Seattle Sounders in exchange for defender Patrick Ianni.[ref 23]
  6. ^ #44: Columbus Crew → FC Dallas. 2008-01-18: FC Dallas acquired this third-round pick and a second-round pick in the 2010 SuperDraft from Columbus Crew in exchange for second-round and third-round picks in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 14]
  7. ^ #47: Los Angeles → Chivas USA. 2009-07-01:: Chivas USA acquired this third-round pick, originally a conditional selection, and allocation money from Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for forward Alecko Eskandarian.[ref 24]
  8. ^ #48: Real Salt Lake → New York Red Bulls → New England Revolution. 2010-01-14: New England Revolution acquired this third-round pick and pick #31 in the 2010 SuperDraft from New York Red Bulls in exchange for defender Chris Albright.[ref 16] On 2008-02-27, New York had acquired this pick, originally a conditional selection, from Real Salt Lake in exchange for midfielder Dema Kovalenko.[ref 25]

Round four[edit]

Pick # MLS Team Player Position Affiliation
49 Philadelphia Union Brian Perk Goalkeeper UCLA
Seattle Wolves
50 New York Red Bulls Irving Garcia Midfielder University of California Irvine
Orange County Blue Star
51 Chicago Fire[R4 trade 1] *Sean Johnson Goalkeeper University of Central Florida
Atlanta Blackhawks
52 Kansas City Wizards Ofori Sarkodie Defender Indiana University
53 Toronto FC Joseph Nane Midfielder Old Dominion University
Hampton Roads Piranhas
54 FC Dallas Dane Saintus Midfielder Southern Methodist University
DFW Tornados
55 D.C. United Jordan Graye Defender University of North Carolina
Cary Clarets
56 Colorado Rapids Chris Cutshaw Midfielder Bradley University
Chicago Fire Premier
57 New England Revolution Adam Welch Defender Lehigh University
Reading Rage
58 Chivas USA Chris Ross Midfielder Colgate University
DFW Tornados
59 Seattle Sounders FC Jamel Wallace Midfielder San Diego State University
60 Columbus Crew Kwaku Nyamekye Defender Harvard University
61 Columbus Crew[R4 trade 2] Othaniel Yanez Midfielder University of Louisville
Yakima Reds
62 Houston Dynamo Euan Holden Defender University of New Mexico
Austin Aztex U23
63 Columbus Crew[R4 trade 3] Shaun Francis Defender Lindsey Wilson College
Thunder Bay Chill
64 Real Salt Lake Kris Banghart Defender University of Denver
Real Colorado Foxes

Round four trades[edit]

  1. ^ #51: San Jose Earthquakes → Chicago Fire. Though not confirmed, Chicago likely acquired this pick in exchange for the rights to forward Ryan Johnson on 4 April 2008. That trade was for a 2010 fourth-round supplemental draft choice but the supplemental draft was abolished after 2008.[ref 26]
  2. ^ #61: Chicago Fire → Columbus Crew. 2008-01-21: Columbus Crew acquired this fourth-round pick from Chicago Fire in exchange for the MLS rights to forward Andy Herron.[ref 27]
  3. ^ #63: Los Angeles Galaxy → Columbus Crew. 2009-01-09: Columbus Crew acquired this fourth-round pick from Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for midfielder Stefani Miglioranzi.[ref 28]

Selections by affiliation[edit]

Rank Affiliation No.
1 Chicago Fire Premier 8
2 UCLA 5
T3 Wake Forest University 4
T3 Cary Clarets 4
T5 University of Akron 3
T5 University of Notre Dame 3
T5 San Diego State University 3
T5 Carolina Dynamo 3
T5 Orange County Blue Star 3
T10 15 Affiliations 2
T24 44 Affiliations 1

Selections by position[edit]

Round Forwards Midfielders Defenders Goalkeepers
1st 6 9 1 0
2nd 3 6 7 0
3rd 3 8 5 0
4th 0 7 7 2
Totals 12 30 20 2

Trade note[edit]

  • Los Angeles Galaxy traded the rights to American midfielder/forward Clint Mathis to Real Salt Lake on 2008-08-14. It was reported that LA would receive a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2010 SuperDraft from RSL in exchange.[ref 29] However, RSL kept its fourth-round 2010 selection and instead sent its natural third-round selection in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft to Los Angeles to complete the deal.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adrian Serioux joins Toronto" (Press release). Toronto FC Media Relations. 2009-02-24. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Union piling on the picks- acquire #6 overall piack from FC Dallas" (Press release). Philadelphia Union Communications. 2010-01-14. Retrieved 2010-01-14. 
  3. ^ "Philadelphia Union deal for Fred and #7 overall pick in MLS SuperDraft" (Press release). Philadelphia Union Communications. 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2010-01-14. 
  4. ^ Merz, Craig (2009-06-15). "Noonan ends 10-month stint with Crew" (Press release). MLSnet.com. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  5. ^ "Dynamo acquire Oduro from NY" (Press release). Houston Chronicle. 2009-05-28. Retrieved 2010-12-03. 
  6. ^ a b "Galaxy reacquire Mathis, select midfielder Stephens" (Press release). Los Angeles Galaxy Media Relations. 2010-01-14. Retrieved 2010-01-14. 
  7. ^ "Breaking News - Ibrahim traded to Toronto" (Press release). FC Dallas. 2008-06-13. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  8. ^ "FC Dallas acquires defender Ugo Ihemelu" (Press release). FC Dallas Media Relations. 2009-08-31. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  9. ^ "Gomez returns to D.C. United" (Press release). D.C. United Media Relations. 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  10. ^ "TFC acquire 2010 SuperDraft pick from Rapids" (Press release). Toronto FC Media Relations. 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  11. ^ "Chivas USA acquires defender Jim Curtin from Fire". USA Today. 2008-01-22. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  12. ^ "Real Salt Lake Acquires FW Pablo Campos" (Press release). Real Salt Lake Media Relations. 2009-07-15. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  13. ^ "Dallas acquires US U-20 national team captain Davies" (Press release). FC Dallas Media Relations. 2009-04-28. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  14. ^ a b Lifton, David (2008-01-18). "Crew fills hols with Iro and others". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 2009-12-21. [dead link]
  15. ^ Fallas, Bernando (2009-06-09). "Wondolowski traded to Quakes for Weaver". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  16. ^ a b Giase, Frank (2010-01-14). "Red Bulls acquire defender Chris Albright in trade with New England Revolution". Newark Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  17. ^ "Red Bulls trade Magee to LA Galaxy" (Press release). Red Bull New York Media Relations. 2009-01-14. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  18. ^ "Quakes acquire Bobby Burling from Chivas USA" (Press release). San Jose Earthquakes Media Relations. 2009-09-11. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  19. ^ "Earthquakes acquire third-round pick from Toronto FC" (Press release). San Jose Earthquakes Media Relations. 2009-06-09. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  20. ^ "Your 2010 MLS Draft Diary... it's a Wrap!" (Press release). Behind the Shield, the Official Blog of Real Salt Lake. 2010-01-14. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 
  21. ^ Goff, Steven (2009-03-10). "United Acquires Goalie". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  22. ^ "Wizards acquire 2010 draft pick" (Press release). Kansas City Wizards Media Relations. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  23. ^ "Dynamo re-sign Boswell, trade Ianni" (Press release). Houston Dynamo Media Relations. 2009-01-26. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  24. ^ Evans, Shane (2009-07-01). "Chivas USA deals Eskandarian to Galaxy". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  25. ^ Galarcep, Ives (2008-02-21). "Red Bulls trade Kovalenko, waive Doe" (Press release). SoccerByIves.net. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 
  26. ^ "Fire trade Ryan Johnson to San Jose" (Press release). MLSSoccer.com. Re-posted 2010-01-23, trade date 2008-04-04. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 
  27. ^ "Chicago Fire sign forward Andy Herron" (Press release). Chicago Fire Media Relations. 2008-02-14. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  28. ^ "Galaxy reacquire Miglioranzi from Crew" (Press release). Los Angeles Galaxy Media Relations. 2009-01-09. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  29. ^ "RSL adds veteran Clint Mathis" (Press release). Real Salt Lake Media Relations. 2008-08-14. Retrieved 2010-12-02.