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1. MLS teams load up on ACC players at SuperDraft
January 17th, 2007 1:22AM

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ACC players were taken with the first six picks in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft, confirming the conference's reputation as the nation's top men's soccer conference.
Four of the six players were underclassmen signed to Generation adidas contracts, beginning with Maryland's Maurice Edu, the No. 1 pick taken by Toronto FC. Turning pro after one season was Virginia's Bakary Soumare, chosen by Chicago with the No. 2 selection. Maryland goalie Chris Seitz was chosen by Real Salt Lake with the fourth pick, and Nico Colaluca of Virginia went to Colorado with the sixth pick.

Seniors Michael Harrington (North Carolina) and Wells Thompson (Wake Forest) went to Kansas City (No. 3) and New England (No. 5).

The ACC led all conferences with 14 players selected out of the 52 picks -- more than a quarter of all picks. North Carolina led all teams with four players drafted: Harrington, Corey Ashe (Houston, No. 26), Justin Hughes (Colorado, No. 36) and Ben Hunter (Columbus, No. 49). Virginia and and Wake Forest were the only teams with three selections.

For only the second time, UCLA didn't have any players selected. The Bruins, who are loaded with freshman and sophomore pro prospects and had junior-to-be Kamani Hill sign with German club Wolfsburg, had no players taken in the 2002 draft. They have have three No. 1 picks -- more than any other school. Maryland and Virginia have both had two No. 1 college selections.

MAKING A LIST: MLS SuperDraft Picks (by conference)

PICKS CONFERENCE
14 ACC
7 Big East
5 WCC
4 Big West
4 Pac-10
3 Big West
3 Conference USA
2 CAA
2 Division II
2 Youth
1 Atlantic-10
1 Atlantic Sun
1 Ivy
1 Mid-American
1 MPSF
1 Southern


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