2007 MLS SuperDraft

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2007 MLS SuperDraft
General information
SportSoccer
Date(s)January 12, 2007
Time12:00pm (ET)
LocationIndianapolis, Indiana
Network(s)ESPN2
Overview
52 total selections
First selectionMaurice Edu, Toronto FC
Most selectionsFC Dallas
New England Revolution
(6 selections)
Fewest selectionsChivas USA
New York Red Bulls
Real Salt Lake
(2 selections)
← 2006
2008 →

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.

* Denotes player who has been selected for an MLS Best XI team

Round one[edit]

Pick # MLS Team Player Position Affiliation
1 Toronto FC United States *Maurice Edu M Maryland
2 Chicago Fire[R1 trade 1] Mali *Bakary Soumaré D Virginia
3 Kansas City Wizards United States Michael Harrington D North Carolina
4 Real Salt Lake United States *Chris Seitz GK Maryland
5 New England Revolution[R1 trade 2] United States Wells Thompson M Wake Forest
6 Colorado Rapids[R1 trade 3] United States *Nico Colaluca M Virginia
7 Chivas USA England John Cunliffe F Fort Lewis College
8 Chicago Fire Angola Jerson Monteiro F Alabama-Birmingham
9 FC Dallas United States *Anthony Wallace D/M South Florida
10 Toronto FC[R1 trade 4] New Zealand Andrew Boyens D New Mexico
11 D.C. United United States *Bryan Arguez D/M Generation adidas
12 New England Revolution United States *Amaechi Igwe D Santa Clara
13 Houston Dynamo United States 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] Ethiopia *Fuad Ibrahim F Generation adidas
15 Columbus Crew United States Brad Evans M UC Irvine
16 Los Angeles Galaxy[R2 trade 2] United States Robbie Findley F Oregon State
17 Colorado Rapids[R2 trade 3] United States Greg Dalby M/D Notre Dame
18 FC Dallas[R2 trade 4] United States Andrew Daniels D Brown
19 New York Red Bulls Jamaica Dane Richards F Clemson
20 Los Angeles Galaxy[R2 trade 5] United States Josh Tudela M Indiana
21 Chicago Fire United States Nate Norman M Notre Dame
22 FC Dallas Guam Ryan Guy F San Diego
23 Los Angeles Galaxy[R2 trade 6] United States Ty Harden D Washington
24 D.C. United United States Brad North F Northwestern
25 New England Revolution United States Ryan Solle M Wake Forest
26 Houston Dynamo United States 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 Ghana Richard Asante D/M Syracuse
28 FC Dallas[R3 trade 1] Puerto Rico Scott Jones M UNC-Greensboro
29 Kansas City Wizards United States Edson Elcock M Old Dominion
30 Real Salt Lake United States Steven Curfman M Wake Forest
31 Colorado Rapids[R3 trade 2] Jamaica Omar Cummings F Cincinnati
32 D.C. United[R3 trade 3] United States Jay Needham D Southern Methodist
33 New York Red Bulls[R3 trade 4] Bosnia and Herzegovina Siniša Ubiparipović M Akron
34 Chicago Fire United States Mike Banner M SIU-Edwardsville
35 Colorado Rapids[R3 trade 5] United States Nick LaBrocca M Rutgers
36 Colorado Rapids United States Justin Hughes GK North Carolina
37 D.C. United United States Ricky Schramm F Georgetown
38 New England Revolution Republic of Ireland Bryan Byrne M UC Santa Barbara
39 Houston Dynamo United States 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 Canada Jeffrey Gonsalves F Rhode Island
41 Columbus Crew United States Aaron Chandler F San Francisco
42 Kansas City Wizards Costa Rica Kurt Morsink M James Madison
43 FC Dallas[R4 trade 1] Croatia Tommy Krizanovic F Jacksonville
44 Los Angeles Galaxy United States Tally Hall GK San Diego State
45 Los Angeles Galaxy[R4 trade 2] United States Bobby Burling D Loyola Marymount
46 Chivas USA United States Cameron Dunn D UC Irvine
47 Chicago Fire Morocco Simon Omekanda F Penn State
48 New England Revolution[R4 trade 3] United States Adam Cristman F Virginia
49 Columbus Crew[R4 trade 4] England Ben Hunter F North Carolina
50 D.C. United United States Luis Robles GK Portland
51 New England Revolution United States Kyle Helton D Duke
52 Houston Dynamo United States 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.

Notable undrafted players[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "Galaxy trade Kevin Hartman to Kansas City". Our Sports Central. 2006-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-16.
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