By FRANCO PANIZO
The 2014 MLS SuperDraft came to a close on Tuesday afternoon, but not before 38 more players were chosen in advance of the upcoming MLS season.
UConn midfielder George Forchive and Indiana midfielder AJ Corrado were among the players selected during the final two rounds of the draft, which were by-and-large dominated by midfielders and forwards.
In total, 26 of the 38 picks were players at those positions, a stark comparison to the first two rounds in which teams mostly drafted defenders.
The last pick of the draft, which was held by the Seattle Sounders due them having a pick in the now-extinct Supplemental Draft, was Michigan midfielder Fabio Pereira.
The LA Galaxy also had a late pick at No. 72, but chose to pass instead of taking a player.
Here is a full recap of the third and fourth rounds of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft:
39. Portland Timbers – George Forchive (UConn), midfielder
40. Chivas USA – Kris Tyrpak (Houston Baptist), midfielder
41. Sporting Kansas City – Peter Schmetz (UC Santa Barbara), defender
42. Columbus Crew – Kingsley “Fifi” Baiden (UC Santa Barbara), midfielder
43. FC Dallas – Nicholas Walker (Fairleigh Dickinson), defender
44. Philadelphia Union – Richard Marquez (Redlands), defender
45. Columbus Crew – Adam James Bedell (Detroit-Mercy), midfielder/forward
46. Philadelphia Union – Alex Sweetin (St. Louis), midfielder
47. San Jose Earthquakes – AJ Corrado (Indiana), midfielder
48. Montreal Impact – Pete Caringi (UMBC), forward
49. Colorado Rapids – Tolani Ibikunle (Wake Forest), defender
50. New England Revolution – Pierre Omanga (Southern New Hampshire), forward
51. Vancouver Whitecaps – Michael Kafari (New Mexico), midfielder
52. Philadelphia Union – Aodhan Quinn (Akron), midfielder
53. Real Salt Lake – Joey Dillon (Georgetown), midfielder
54. Houston Dynamo – Michael Lisch (New Mexico), goalkeeper
55. Seattle Sounders – Stefano Rijssell (International – Suriname), midfielder/forward
56. D.C. United – Zachery Barnes (Creighton), midfielder
57. Sporting Kansas City – Alex Martinez (NC State), midfielder
58. Vancouver Whitecaps – MacKenzie Pridham (Cal Poly), forward
59. Chivas USA – Michael Nwiloh (Georgia State), defender
60. Toronto FC – Kene Eze (Rutgers), forward
61. Chicago Fire – Zach Bolden (Denver), midfielder
62. FC Dallas – Ronny Santos Mendoza (International – Ecuador), defender
63. Philadelphia Union – Luca Gimenez (Wake Forest), midfielder
64. Vancouver Whitecaps – Michael Calderon (New Mexico), midfielder
65. Chicago Fire – Kadeem Dacres (UMBC), midfielder
66. San Jose Earthquakes – Devante Dubose (Virginia Tech), defender
67. Montreal Impact – Jordan Ongaro (San Diego State), forward
68. Colorado Rapids – Albert Edwards (Lindsay Wilson College), defender
69. D.C. United – Travis Golden (Campbell), defender
70. Montreal Impact – Daniel Jackson (Coker College), forward
71. Portland Timbers – Victor Chavez (UCLA), forward
72. LA Galaxy – PASS
73. Portland Timbers – Nikita Kotlov (Indiana), midfielder
74. San Jose Earthquakes – Billy Knutsen (American), goalkeeper
75. Chicago Fire – Bryan Ciesiulka (Marquette), midfielder
76. Sporting Kansas City – Reinaldo Brenes (Akron), forward
77. Seattle Sounders – Fabio Pereira (Michigan), midfielder
What do you think of these draft picks? Surprised by anyone’s selection? Which teams had the best overall drafts?
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