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
Pereira, last draft pick, signs with Sounders
by Paul Kennedy, March 6th, 2014 9:51PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls, seattle sounders

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS 2014 SUPERDRAFT]Fabio Pereira, the last player taken in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, signed with the Seattle Sounders for the 2014 season. Taken with the 76th overall pick, the 22-year-old Brazilian out of the University of Michigan is the only player picked in the fourth round to sign so far with an MLS team. For the lowest draft picks ever to play in MLS in the same season they were drafted.

Lowest Draft Picks in MLS:
PICK PLAYER (TEAM, YEAR), GAMES
101 Dustin Kirby(Real Salt Lake, 2007) 1 game
94 Leo Fernandes
(Philadelphia, 2013) 7 games
93 Jeff Larentowicz(New England, 2005) 1 game
92 Taylor Morgan (Toronto FC, 2013) 1 game
91 Devon McTavish (D.C. United, 2006) 5 games
91 Dan Gargan
(Colorado, 2005) 12
89 Antoine Hoppenot(Philadelphia, 2012), 25 games
89 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose, 2005) 2
87 Kosuke Kimura(Colorado, 2007) 4 games
86 Daniel Wasson(Colorado, 2006) 17 games
Note: MLS regular-season games in same (rookie) season selected in the draft.

Pereira was selected by the Sounders with an extra pick they were entitled to a pick in the Supplemental Draft (since dropped) they acquired from San Jose. (The LA Galaxy passed on its fourth-round pick.) He finished second on the team with two goals in the 2014 preseason, starting two of four appearances.
 
"Fabio is a young player who is skillful and has a nose for goal coming out of the midfield," said Sounders coach Sigi Schmid.  "He has good vision and desire. We are excited to add Fabio to our mix."
 
2014 SuperDraft Pick Signings:
GENERATION ADIDAS
Round 1

1 Philadelphia:GK Andre Blake (Connecticut).
2 D.C. United:D Steve Birnbaum (California).
3 Vancouver:D Christian Dean (California).
5 Montreal:D Eric Miller (Creighton).
8 Seattle:D Damion Lowe (Hartford).
12 Colorado:M Marlon Hairston (Louisville).
16 Houston:A.J. Cochran (Wisconsin).
17 Portland:Schillo Tshuma (Maryland).

PRE-DRAFT SIGNINGS
Round 1
4 New England:F Steve Neumann (Georgetown).
11 New England: F Patrick Mullins (Maryland).

POST-DRAFT SIGNINGS
Round 1
6 FC Dallas:F Tesho Akindele (Colorado School of Mines).
7 Vancouver:M Andre Lewis (Portmore United).
9 San Jose:M J.J. Koval (Stanford).
13 Chicago: D Marco Franco (UC Irvine).
14 Columbus: D Ben Sweat (USF).
15 Philadelphia:M Pedro Ribeiro (Coastal Carolina).
19 Colorado:D Grant Van De Casteele (Notre Dame).

Round 2
20 Chivas USA: D Thomas McNamara (Clemson)
21 Seattle:D Jimmy Ockford (Louisville), loaned to the New York Cosmos.
26 Portland:D Taylor Peay (Portland).
31 New England: M Alec Sundly (California).
33 Colorado:
M Jared Watts (Wake Forest).
34 Houston:F Mark Sherrod (Memphis).
35 Colorado:GK John Berner (SIU-Edwardsville).
36 Portland:M Aaron Long (UC Irvine).

Round 3
39 Portland:M George Fochive (Connecticut).
42 Columbus:M Fifi Baiden (UC Santa Barbara).
43 FC Dallas: D Nick Walker (Farleigh Dickinson).
44 Philadelphia:D Richard Marquez (Redlands).
45 Columbus: F/M Adam James Bedell (Detroit-Mercy).
54 Houston:GK Michael Lisch (New Mexico).
57 Sporting KC:M Alex Martinez (N.C. State).

Round 4
77. Seattle:M Fabio Pereira (Michigan)


1 comment
  1. Andrea Hana
    commented on: March 8, 2014 at 3:09 a.m.
    Oh, man! The LAST GUY picked! We always get the "Old Maid"! ;) hehehe!

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Soares and Stanko switch leagues    
Americans A.J. Soares and Caleb Stanko have moved to clubs in Denmark and Liechtenstein. Soares, a ...
MLS Power Rankings: Galaxy takes third, Red Bulls now fifth    
Leader FC Dallas played a 1-1 tie with No. 2 Colorado that kept those teams in ...
TV Report: MLS up 32 percent on ESPN and ESPN2    
MLS is averaging 312,000 viewers on ESPN and ESPN2 in 2016, up 32 percent from the ...
MLS Moves: Schmid's run in Seattle is over    
Sigi Schmid, the only coach the Seattle Sounders have ever had in their eight MLS seasons, ...
Video Pick: Sakho sent home after Alcatraz visit    
Here's the GoPro video of Liverpool's Alcatraz tour filmed by Mamadou Sakho before Coach Jurgen Klopp ...
MLS Injury Report: Timbers' Borchers out for season    
Portland Timbers defender Nat Borchers will miss the rest of the 2016 season with a ruptured ...
TV Report: MLS All-Star Game will air in Cuba    
The MLS All-Star Game will be broadcast for the first time in Cuba. MLS reached an ...
Crowd Count: MLS chases 2015 attendance record    
At the All-Star break, MLS clubs are averaging 21,429 fans a game, almost unchanged (down 0.6 ...
What They're Saying: Chinese soccer fan Netizen Liu Ningning    
"I don't mind spending money on the ticket, I don't have to watch the game, but ...
What They're Saying: Bill Edwards    
"As [head coach] Stuart [Campbell] said after the match, the officiating was disgusting. It was the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives