adidas gazelle size 3 2016 Major League Soccer SuperDraft
It’s also the first major stage for Earnie Stewart as the Union’s sporting director; and Brendan Burke as the head coach of Bethlehem Steel, the Union’s USL affiliate. We will see what kind of influence both men have on today’s proceedings as they look for players who can contribute at the major and minor league levels. In addition, the console below has a pick by pick tracker and breaking news updates from reporters covering today’s proceedings.
Right out of the gate, the Union made a big move, trading cash to the Colorado Rapids for their No. 2 overall pick. The Union now have three of the top six picks in the draft.
No. 2: D Joshua Yaro, Georgetown
No. 3: D Keegan Rosenberry, Georgetown
No. 6: F Fabian Herbers, Creighton
All three of those players are clearly among the top prospects in this year’s draft pool. Yaro is by far the top central defender, Herbers is a versatile and dynamic attacker, and Rosenberry is a resolute right back. Yaro and Herbers come with the added bonus of being Generation Adidas players, so their salaries won’t count against the cap.
You’ll have surely noticed, though, a name that isn’t listed: Stanford left back Brandon Vincent.
Why the Union took Rosenberry at No. 3 instead of Vincent is a big question. We will find out after the Union finish their picks for the day, as that’s when manager Jim Curtin will address reporters.
Vincent ended up going to Chicago. The Fire drafted Wake Forest midfielder Jack Harrison at No. 1 overall, then traded him to New York for the No. 4 pick and took Vincent.