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U.S. national team and the draft
by Paul Kennedy, January 14th, 2014 6:38PM
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[BY THE NUMBERS]The U.S. national team training in Sao Paulo -- all but one of them based on MLS clubs -- is reflective of the current cream of the crop of U.S. talent. Of the 26 players in camp, 18 played in college, and they played an average of a shade more than two years of college ball. They give hope to all players not taken right away in Thursday's SuperDraft as eight of the 15 national team players who went to college and went through the draft were picked in the second round or lower.

Goalies Sean Johnson and Tally Hall weren't taken until the fourth round of the SuperDraft, and Chris Wondolowskiwasn't picked out of Division II Chico State until the fourth round of the ... Supplemental Draft.

Eric Alexander and Nick Rimando went in the third round, while Seth Sinovic, Brad Evans and Graham Zusi were second-rounders.

Trivia Time:Name the only one of the 26 national team players to go with the No. 1 pick in the SuperDraft?

Route to MLS:
PLAYERS
14 Collegians in SuperDraft.
1 Collegian homegrown signing.
2 *Collegians who played initially in Europe.
1 Collegian who played initially in NASL.
8 Didn't play in college.
*Tally Hall was drafted by the LA Galaxy in 2007 but signed with Esbjerg in Denmark.

Collegians in SuperDraft:
ROUND
1st: 7 players.
2nd: 3 players.
3rd:2 players.
4th: 2 players.
8th:*1 player.
*Chris Wondolowski was taken in the fourth round of the 2005 Supplemental Draft, which followed four rounds of the SuperDraft.

College Experience:
YEARS
0: *8 players.
1: 1 player.
2:6 players.
3: 3 players.
4: 8 players.

*Mix Diskerud, the lone national team player not in MLS, was born and raised in Norway.

Non-Collegians:
2: Began careers in Europe.
2:Signed MLS homegrown contract.
2:Signed via MLS SuperDraft
1:Signed via MLS Weighted Lottery.
1:*Signed directly with MLS club.

*Kyle Beckerman was signed by the Miami Fusion in 2000 without going through any of the signing mechanisms as we know them now.

Trivia Answer:Chance Myers by Kansas City in 2008.


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