SOUNDERS PICKS TWO PLAYERS ON FIRST DAY OF 2017 MLS SUPERDRAFT

Seathle Sounders FC has selected two players on the first day of the 2017 Major League Soccer SuperDraft held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.


The SuperDraft is an annual event that takes place every January of each year, in which the teams of Major League Soccer select players who have graduated from college or been signed by the league. Instituted in 2000, the MLS SuperDraft is designed to ensure strict parity in the league, allowing the weaker clubs to develop their rosters.

The Rave Green (as they are also called) made Stanford’s U.S.A born defender, Brian Nana-Sinkam their last selection (22nd overall pick) in the first round, then chose Ghana international Dominic Oduro in the final selection (44th pick) of the second round.

The 22-year old Nana-Sinkam started 67 of 71 appearances over four seasons at Stanford. He was a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCA) champion in both 2015 and 2016 where he played alongside Sounders FC homegrown player and 2016 AT&T MLS rookie of the year, Jordan Morris.

Oduro, 21, most recently played for Danish Superliga outfit, Nordsjaelland FC following his signing from Manchester City’s Youth Academy in 2016. He joined City’s youth system from the Right to Dream Academy I Love Man Utd in his home country in January 2013.

Going into the day, Sounders F.C also held the 16th selection in the First Round, but traded it to New York City F.C in exchange for £75,000 of the General Allocation Money.

As the 2017 MLS SuperDraft presented by Adidas concludes on Tuesday, January 17 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Sounders F.C holds 12th and 22nd pick of the Third Round (56th overall and 66th overall), as well as the 22nd selection of the Fourth Round (88th overall).

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