Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
1. MLS teams load up on ACC players at SuperDraft
January 17th, 2007 1:22AM
Subscribe to College Soccer Reporter

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED


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


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Making a List: NCAA Division I women's champions    
USC became the first Pac-12 team and just fourth team to win more than one NCAA ...
Women's College Cup: USC stuns West Virginia    
USC got two late goals from Mexican international Katie Johnson to beat top-ranked West Virginia, 3-1, ...
NAIA: Hastings and NW Ohio take championships    
A pair of subs teamed up to give Hastings its second NAIA men's title over Rio ...
NCAA Division III: Tufts and Washington capture crowns    
Tufts won its second NCAA Division III men's championship in three years, while Washington (Mo.) captured ...
NCAA Division II: Wingate and WWU claim first titles    
Wingate and Western Washington won their first national championships in soccer when they captured the men's ...
College Men: Right to Dream's Twumasi carries Wake    
Ema Twumasi, another of Ghana's "Right to Dream" graduates who attended U.S. boarding schools, scored twice ...
College Men: Langsdorf does it again for Stanford    
In his three seasons at Stanford, Jordan Morris never had a season like his former classmate ...
College Men: Murphy sends Carolina to College Cup    
Limited to six games with a foot injury, transfer Drew Murphy came off the bench and ...
College Men: Denver headed to first final four    
Unbeaten Denver advanced to the Men's College Cup for the first time when it beat No. ...
Women's College Cup: West Virginia and USC reach final    
Excellent goals determined the two finalists that will meet Sunday to determine the national champion. Michaela ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives