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Home > Special Edition > Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009
Lacking perhaps a true standout yet well-stocked with promising talents, the pool of 60 players available in the 2009 SuperDraft were distributed among the 15 MLS teams Thursday. Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney reports from St. Louis Read the whole story
"I just know that [the Sounders have] some good players. I looked over the roster obviously. The main name I saw was Freddie Ljungberg, who played at Arsenal. I grew up watching him play and I'm excited about him. I don't know yet [how I'll fit in]. I'm just going ... Read the whole story
The trend in MLS is clear: teams are much more aggressive and confident in drafting players from the top college programs. Three players from Division I champion Maryland were taken in the first round and ACC rival Wake Forest landed two selections. Read the whole story
An MLS SuperDraft record six Wake Forest players were taken in the 2008 draft held Thursday in St. Louis. They included Hermann Trophy winner Marcus Tracy, taken by Houston in the fourth round. Tracy bypassed the adidas Combine and will play instead for Danish club Aalborg. For the round-by-round SuperDraft ... Read the whole story
Four players from non-Division I schools were taken in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft, including two in the first round: Lynn's Jean Alexandre (Real Salt Lake) and Tampa's Ryan Maxwell (New England). Only three players from small colleges or JCs had previously been taken in the first round of the first ... Read the whole story

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