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Zips go quick in first round
by Paul Kennedy, January 13th, 2011 12:42PM
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[MLS SUPERDRAFT]Five players from 2010 national champion Akron -- all underclassmen signed to Generation adidas contracts -- went with the first eight picks in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. For all the SuperDraft picks ...

The five first-round selections set a record as do the seven players taken in the draft -- all in the first 33 picks.

Wake Forest set a record last year with four players drafted in the first round. The only other schools to have more than two players drafted in the first round were UCLA in 2000 and 2010 and Maryland in 2009 with three apiece.

Seven Akron players went altogether, breaking the record for most players picked in a draft previously held by Wake Forest (six in 2009).

California, an NCAA quarterfinalist, had five players taken in the 2011 draft.

ROUND 1
1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC --Omar Salgado (U.S. under-20 national team)
2 Portland Timbers --Darlington Nagbe (Akron)
3 D.C. United -- Perry Kitchen (Akron)
4 Chivas USA -- Zarek Valentin (Akron)
5 Philadelphia Union -- Zac MacMath (Maryland)
6 New England Revolution --A.J. Soares (California)
7 Houston Dynamo -- Kofi Sarkodie (Akron)
8 Vancouver Whitecaps FC (from Toronto FC) --Michael Nanchoff (Akron)
9 Chicago Fire --Jalil Anibaba (North Carolina)
10 Sporting Kansas City --C.J. Sapong (James Madison)
11 Houston Dynamo (from Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders FC) --Will Bruin (Indiana)
12 Columbus Crew -- Rich Balchan (Indiana)
13 New York Red Bulls --Corey Hertzog (Penn State)
14 Chivas USA (from Real Salt Lake) --Victor Estupinan (Liga de Quito, Ecuador)
15 Columbus Crew (from San Jose Earthquakes) -- Justin Meram (Michigan)
16 Los Angeles Galaxy -- Paulo Cardozo (Quilmes, Argentina)
17 FC Dallas --Bobby Warshaw (Stanford)
18 Colorado Rapids --Eddie Ababio (North Carolina)
    
ROUND 2
19 Vancouver Whitecaps FC -- Jeb Brovsky (Notre Dame)
20 Seattle Sounders FC (from Portland Timbers --Michael Tetteh (UC Santa Barbara)
21 Seattle Sounders FC (from D.C. United) -- Juan Leone Cruz (SMU)
22 Portland Timbers (from Real Salt Lake, Chivas USA) -- Chris Taylor (Tulsa)
23 Philadelphia Union --Michael Farfan (North Carolina)
24 New England Revolution --Stephen McCarthy (North Carolina)
25 New York Red Bulls (from Houston Dynamo) -- John Rooney (free agent)
26 Toronto FC -- Demitrius Omphroy (California)
27 Seattle Sounders FC (from Chicago Fire) --Servando Carrasco (California)
28 Columbus Crew (from Philadelphia Union, Sporting Kansas City) -- Cole Grossman (Duke)
29 Seattle Sounders FC --Bryan Meredith (Monmouth)
30 New York Red Bulls (from Columbus Crew) -- Tyler Lassiter (N.C. State)
31 D.C. United (from New York Red Bulls) -- Chris Korb (Akron)
32 Sporting Kansas City (from Real Salt Lake) --J.T. Murray (Louisville)
33 San Jose Earthquakes -- Anthony Ampaipitakwong (Akron)
34 Los Angeles Galaxy -- Hector Jimenez (California)
35 FC Dallas --Charlie Campbell (Louisville)
36 Colorado Rapids --Colin Givens (Michigan State)
    
ROUND 3
37 Vancouver Whitecaps FC -- Bilal Duckett (Notre Dame)
38 New York Red Bulls (from Portland Timbers) --Billy Cortes (Maryland)
39 New England Revolution (from D.C. United) -- Steven Perry (Notre Dame)
40 Chivas USA --Jon Okafor (Brown)
41 Philadelphia Union -- Levi Houapeu (UMBC)
42 New England Revolution --Ryan Kinne (Monmouth)
43 Toronto FC (from Houston Dynamo) --Matt Gold (Ohio State)
44 Toronto FC (from Colorado Rapids, Toronto FC) -- Junior Burgos (Cal Poly)
45 Chicago Fire --Jason Herrick (Maryland)
46 Sporting Kansas City --Konrad Warzycha (Ohio State)
47 Seattle Sounders FC --Alex Caskey (Davidson)
48 Columbus Crew --Bernardo Anor (South Florida)
49 Toronto (from Chicago Fire, New York Red Bulls) -- Joao Plata (Liga de Quito)
50 D.C. United (from Los Angeles Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, Los Angeles Galaxy, Real Salt Lake) -- Joe Willis (Denver)
51 Chicago Fire (from San Jose Earthquakes) -- Davis Paul (California)
52 Real Salt Lake (from Los Angeles Galaxy) -- Jarad van Schaik (Portland)
53 FC Dallas -- Scott Gordon (Lynn)
54 New England Revolution (from Colorado Rapids) --Alan Koger (William & Mary)



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  1. nick p
    commented on: January 14, 2011 at 4:37 p.m.
    good day for Akron

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