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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
2• San Jose Earthquakes
3• Orlando City SC
4• FC Dallas (Colorado)
- North Carolina – Charlotte
5• Colorado Rapids (Chicago)
6• Toronto FC
7• Minnesota United FC
Dayne St. Clear
8• Houston Dynamo
9• DO Revolution
10• FC Dallas (Montreal)
11• NE Revolution (Vancouver)
12• New York City FC (L. A. Galaxy)
13• CF Cincinnati (Philadelphia)
14• D. C. United
15• Minnesota United FC (Chicago)
16• NY Red Bulls (Cincinnati)
17• Real Salt Lake
18• Columbus Crew SC
19• L. A. Galaxy (NYCFC)
20• Seattle Sounders FC
21• Sporting Kansas City
22• New York Red Bulls
23• Portland Timbers
24• Atlanta, United