A draft that will not go down in history

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CHICAGO | there are rarely surprises in the draft of the MLS, but sometimes a few exchanges to be put in the tooth. Yesterday, we had a session slow and soporific.

The first round has progressed at a snail’s pace, no rhythm and, most importantly, without surprises.

This goes again to question the relevance of this annual exercise. And the commissioner, Don Garber, has taken to defend the session of the consolation bracket.

“There will always be a role for players that are not developed within our academies, and that is what this day “, he advanced between the two rounds.

When it is said that it has not happened much, it is because the biggest rebound occurred Wednesday, two days earlier, when the Union of Philadelphia has chosen to exchange his five drafts pick to Cincinnati against a sum of general allocation minimum of $ 150,000 in 2019 and $ 50,000, which will be contingent by 2020.

Cincinnati is very active

Cincinnati has talked about five times, topping its bank hopes.

In total, nine midfielders have been selected in the first round against eight defenders, five attackers and only two defenders.

Three Canadians have been selected in the first round, the defender of Victoria Callum Montgomery being called by Dallas in the fourth rank.

At seventh level, Minnesota has set its sights on the guardian of ontario Dayne St. Clear, one of only two goalkeepers selected in the first round.

The mid-ontario Tajon Buchanan has been selected by New England in ninth place.

Two other Canadians have been selected in the second round, the Ontario Kamal Miller (Orlando, 27th) and the Quebec Mamadi Camara (San Jose, 46th).

Tribute to Schmid

Prior to the commencement of the session of the selection, the commissioner of MLS, Don Garber, announced that the prize awarded to the coach of the year would henceforth bear the name of Sigi Schmid.

The former coach of the Seattle Sounders is died on the 25th of December last, at the age of 65 years. He was hospitalized awaiting a heart transplant.

Two-time winner of the award coach of the year, Schmid is the coach who won the most victories (240) in the MLS.

He also led the Galaxy to Los Angeles twice, and the Columbus Crew. He won the MLS Cup once in Los Angeles and another time in Columbus.

The choice of the first round

1 CF Cincinnati

Frankie Amaya

  • Midfielder
  • UCLA

2San Jose Earthquakes

Siad Haji

  • Midfielder
  • Virginia Commonwealth

3Orlando City SC

Santiago Patino

  • Attacker
  • Florida International

4FC Dallas (Colorado)

Callum Montgomery

  • Defender
  • North Carolina – Charlotte

5Colorado Rapids (Chicago)

Andre Shinyashiki

  • Attacker
  • Denver

6Toronto FC

Griffin, Dorsey

  • Midfielder
  • Indiana

7Minnesota United FC

Dayne St. Clear

  • Guardian
  • Maryland

8Houston Dynamo

Sam Junqua

  • Defender
  • California, Berkeley

9DO Revolution

Tejon Buchanan

  • Midfielder
  • Syracuse

10FC Dallas (Montreal)

John Nelson

  • Defender
  • North Carolina

11NE Revolution (Vancouver)

DeJuan Jones

  • Midfielders
  • Michigan State

12New York City FC (L. A. Galaxy)

Luis Barraza

  • Guardian
  • Marquette

13CF Cincinnati (Philadelphia)

Logan Gdula

  • Defender
  • Wake Forest

14D. C. United

Akeem Ward

  • Defender
  • Creighton

15Minnesota United FC (Chicago)

Chase Gasper

  • Defender
  • Maryland

16NY Red Bulls (Cincinnati)

Roy Boateng

  • Defender
  • California – Davis

17Real Salt Lake

Sam Brown

  • Midfielder
  • Harvard

18Columbus Crew SC

JJ Williams

  • Attacker
  • Kentuckty

19L. A. Galaxy (NYCFC)

Emil Cuello

  • Midfielder
  • Southern Methodist

20Seattle Sounders FC

Tucker Bone

  • Midfielder
  • Air Force

21Sporting Kansas City

Kamar Marriott

  • Defender
  • Florida Gulf Coast

22New York Red Bulls

Jonas Loebe

  • Attacker
  • Fordham

23Portland Timbers

Ryan Sierakowski

  • Attacker
  • Michigan State

24 Atlanta, United

Anderson Asiedu

  • Midfielder
  • UCLA

 

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