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Ten to watch for rounds 3 and 4
January 20th, 2014 5:50PM
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[2014 MLS SUPERDRAFT] The MLS SuperDraft concludes with the third and fourth rounds via conference call on Tuesday. Players still available include the sons of two NASL players, plus players from Curacao, France, Jamaica and the Netherlands and a couple of relative unknowns who opened a few eyes at the adidas MLS Combine. For more on those available and complete order of the third and fourth rounds.

Ten to Watch, Rounds 3 and 4:
ZACH BOLDEN (Denver). Scored first goal of the Combine to open a few eyes. Solid two-way player who might get a look at right midfielder.

(VCU). Two-way midfielder is part of the large Jamaican contingent in this year's draft class. One of most talented players still available. Played for Rams with fellow Jamaican Jason Johnson, a Generation adidas signing in 2013.

PETE CARINGI (UMBC). Led Retrievers with 13 goals as they finished with a 16-1-3 season in 2013. Played for father, a former NASL player of the same name, at UMBC.

QUINTON CHRISTINA (CRKSV Jong Holland). Hails from Curacao and was one of the youngest players at Combine at age of 19. One of two players invited from Caribbean Combine.

MICHAEL HARRIS (Washington). Made a name for himself as a flip throw-in artist for the Huskies. Finished his college career with 19 assists. Can play on the outside or in middle of the backline.

KEES HEEMSKERK (College of Charleston). UConn's Andre Blake went with the No. 1 pick, but after that only one goalie was selected on Day 1 of the draft. Heemskerk, a product of the Ajax youth system, is a sleeper.

RICHARD MARQUEZ (Redlands). Division III players rarely get a look, but Marquez had a solid Combine so he should get picked. It was his bad luck this year's draft was loaded with central defenders.

AODHAN QUINN (Akron). Son of former NASL player and U.S. international Brian Quinn. Transferred from Bradley after his freshman season and had a solid career with Zips. Left-footed midfielder with some skill.

KRISTOPHER TYRPAK (Houston Baptist). Played big role in the Austin Aztex's 2013 PDL championship. Could get chance on a team looking for outside midfielder.

RAPHAEL VILLE (UAB). One of a half dozen French collegians still available. Projected as one of top three goalies still available. Spent time in Lyon youth system.

ALEX MARTINEZ (N.C. State). One of the top players in ACC over last four seasons. Younger brother of former North Carolina and Real Salt Lake midfielder Enzo Martinez. Also played on same South Carolina youth club as RSL's Sebastian Velasquez.

Draft Order:
Round 3

39 Portland Timbers
40 Chivas USA
41 Sporting KC
42 Columbus Crew
43 FC Dallas
44 Philadelphia Union
45 Columbus Crew (acquired from Vancouver Whitecaps)
46 Philadelphia Union
47 San Jose Earthquakes
48 Montreal Impact
49 Colorado Rapids
50 New England Revolution
51 Vancouver Whitecaps
52 Philadelphia Union
53 Real Salt Lake
54 Houston Dynamo
55 Seattle Sounders
56 D.C. United
57 Sporting KC

Round 4
58 Vancouver Whitecaps
59 Chivas USA
60 Toronto FC
61 Chicago Fire
62 FC Dallas
63 Philadelphia Union
64 Vancouver Whitecaps
65 Chicago Fire
66 San Jose Earthquakes
67 Montreal Impact
68 Colorado Rapids
69 D.C. United
70 Real Salt Lake
71 Portland Timbers
72 LA Galaxy
73 Portland Timbers
74 San Jose Earthquakes
75 Chicago Fire
76 Sporting KC
77 Seattle Sounders

1 comment
  1. Alex G. Sicre
    commented on: January 21, 2014 at 11:38 a.m.
    Is this draft going to be televised, if so what channel?

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