MLS Draft 2011

Galaxy, TFC and RSL score good values in Supplemental Draft

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The MLS Supplemental Draft doesn't have the hype or get the attention of the MLS "Super" Draft but there were still good values to be had during Tuesday's draft.

The Vancouver Whitecaps began proceedings by taking UCSB centerback Michael Boxall with the first pick to get the draft going. The Los Angeles Galaxy did well on Tuesday, grabbing a pair of central midfielders in highly-regarded Daniel Keat and North Carolina's Dustin McCarty, brother of U.S. national team midfielder Dax McCarty.

McCarty wasn't the only brother of a U.S. national team player to be selected. Vancouver also drafted Northeastern midfielder Santiago Bedoya, younger brother of Alejandro Bedoya.

Toronto FC picked up what was arguably the strongest collection of talent from Tuesday's draft, selecting midfielders J.C. Banks and Steven Beattie as well as Michigan State forward Spencer Thompson. Real Salt Lake took a goalkeeper regarded as one of the best in this year's draft class in South Florida's Jeff Attinella.

Chivas USA followed up a solid draft last week by grabbing a pair of good values in Ernesto Carranza, midfielder from Sacramento State, and UAB central defender Curtis Ushedo.

Here is a rundown of all the picks made in Tuesday's Supplemental Draft.

What did you think of the draft? What picks did you think were good ones? Who were you surprised to see taken or not taken?

Share your thoughts below.

  • b

    I’m surprised they didn’t add even more rounds to the draft given the reserve rosters… at least a handful of decent players are still without teams.


  • matt in detroit

    I’m guessing about half will be on a MLS team by the end of the year. That is partially due to expanded rosters.


  • Angel FAN of USA

    jejejeje thats freaking funny and I pretty much believe it, knowing this league try to save every penny. LMFAO…


  • Dennis

    Glad to see Josh Walburn got picked. Most people watching P.U. only noticed junior Hoppenot’s ability to dribble at people and missed Walburn’s contributions. In reality, he was a key reason P.U. did so well last season; he has good size, has played back, midfield and forward and scored 6 goals and 7 assists. Philly was lucky to get him.


  • Eurosnob

    Don’t forget about Michael and Brian Laudrup, who are both in top 100 Fifa players to ever play the game.


  • inkedAG

    Kolo Toure and YaYa Toure.
    Gary Neville and Phil Neville.
    Fillipo Inzaghi and his brother (who’s name I cannot remember).


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