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It took a bit of time, but with the 3rd and the 16th pick, TFC select Kyle Bekker and Emery Welshman, two Canadians in the NCAA system. Here are some of social media's reactions -- and you'd be surprised. We sure were!
Johannes Langer· Thu, Jan 17 2013 13:03:40
Let's begin with a video...see what's happening.
TFC at SuperDrafttorontofc
"@torontofc: All Canadian. All ours. All For One. #TFCLive #SuperDraft http://instagr.am/p/UmLSGxkp7j/" Oh Canada... #TFC #AllForOneRui Desousa
It did take a while, a couple of time outs were taken...and oh yeah, the trades.
Toronto FC takes a five-minute timeout. They've already taken a six-year timeout. #tfc #mlsSteven Goff
No truth to the rumor that TFC took their timeout because their Skype connection to Ryan Nelsen went down. #SuperDraftIves Galarcep
I thought the whole point of the SuperDraft was to have the higher picks not trade them away? Am I missing something here? #TFC #MLS #FCBootRoom #TFCLiveDavid Hampson
Maybe I just dont know enough about being a GM in soccer.... But seriously, what the fuck is #TFC doing in this #MLSsuperdraft???Rob Buchner
But once the results were in, the reviews began to flow in like wine on Mount Olympus.
Toronto FC selects Kyle Bekker. Kevin Payne throwing more smoke beforehand, talking about not rating Bekker. Basically, never believe Payne.Ives Galarcep
TFC take Emery WElshman to cap off about as perfect a draft as they could have asked for. Two good Canadians plus a pile of cashIves Galarcep
A lot of shrewd and well picked selections by #TFC in this #SuperDraft. Obviously Ryan Nelsen has done his homework, and is behind all this.Not Hans Backe
Worst case scenario #TFC's Kevin Payne gets a whack of allocation cash and some great PR in the Toronto market. Not a bad days work.James Sharman
Two Canadian additions plus lots of money. Not a bad aft for #TFC at the #Superdraft #MLSStephanie Gunther
As for the other pick, Al "Location" Money...
Just spotted Al Location in Yorkville sippin on a latte. #TFC #TFCLive #FigoBobby Brasz
I NEED to see Garber put his arm around a pile of allocation money draped in a #tfc scarf. I then want to hear the money interviewed.James Sharman
I wonder how much Crisanto money went to #TFC today. #mls #superdraft #soundersCascadiaGuy
I don't know what Allocation money is but I hope it scores lots of goals #tfcDarren Menezes
But it seems most people aren't too broken up about it...
@LukeWileman I'm H-A-P-P-Y #InPayneWeTrust. #tfcBrian Coulter
With Welshman, #TFC supporters can be very happy with their moves today #superdraft #mlsDaniel Casey
Does awesome #TFC draft day make up to fans for weirdness of head coaching announcement?Whaley Aames
Making people eat their words, that's a new one!
What's most impressive about #TFC at the #SuperDraft today is the uncharacteristic display of competance a very refreshing changeMike McGuire
I actually like/agree with what #TFC did today at the draft. Curious to see where all the allocation $$ gets used. #superdraftThe Teacher
Ok. For once... #TFC screw us all. They did pretty well yet today. I'm impress. Well nothing's perfect lollpaul delude
Two Canadians and Allocation money is pretty good for #TFC. I take back what I said earlier lolClement Fung
And would any commentary be complete without a Don Cherry reference?
#TFC took Welshman with the #16 pick and Kyle Bekker with the #3 pick. Two good, hard-workin' Canadian boys! [/Don Cherry]Mark Polishuk
And a few words about the Canadian content...
we are the only Canadian club as far as I'm concerned #TFC #SuperDraft #FCBootRoomSarah O. Swenson
We are far too Canadian for our own good but Payne was right; they could take the guys they wanted down lower on the draft. #SuperDraft #TFCArmen Bedakian
Hey #IMFC #WhitecapsFC watch Kevin Payne & learn: This is how you show your commitment to Canadian soccer chumps #TFCMike McGuire
...was that sarcasm? I don't think we'll ever know.
All your Canadian are belong to us. #TFC #MLS #TFCLive #SuperDraft #FCBootRoomTobias Vaughn
And the best part is that both Bekker and Welshmen have chemistry having played together for so long #TFC #SuperDraftArmen Bedakian
Hey #VWFC and #IMFC We basically hit our yearly CDN quota within 2 hrs. Sup with You? #TFC #TFCLiveBobby Brasz
Very glad #TFC got two talented Canucks in the first round. Now let's see what they do with all that bling.Keaton Robbins
And a little organized chaos...more surprises.
“@SNGerryDobson: So #TFC trade #1 pick three times for allocation & still draft 2 Canadians in the 1st rd. Statement” New focused directionAaron Lamb
As I tweeted earlier, Bekker was always in #TFC plans. They are thrilled to land Welshman, feels both can contribute this year. #TFCLiveAsif Hossain
I'm quite surprised #TFC didn't go w/ either top defensive prospect, but getting Bekker, Welshmann & a bunch of allocation $ is very smart.Kamal Hylton
Love what #TFC did in the MLS Superdraft #CanadianTalentNaeldo
All said, I think #TFC and KP did a good job in the draft this year. Certainly better that previous ones. Time will tell though.Brad Taylor
All this chat about the #MLSSuperDraft makes me hope I'll get to a match this year when I'm home! #TFC #Canada #MLSAndrea McKinlay
#TFC is going to have an interesting season this year ! I'm actually stoked ... #TorontoFCAhmed El Dani
Only thing I have to say about #TFC picks are is if they did a better job scouting in their backyard both these players could have been HGSteve Pandher
Some aren't convinced, but hey...what are you expecting?
TFC loads up on allocation money... Money that they won't spend... Sweet deal... Idiots #TFCAndrew Cairns
I'm just hoping that #TFC aren't just reeling me in again with these picks, just to let me down on the pitch... #MLS #superdraftKenneth D. Hughes
@JeffDSalisbury I'm undecided on Bekker, but the bigger issue is that for #TFC jingo-ism/PR trumps football decision-making.CarlValentine'sAfro
...compared to #TFC supporters who are drunk on kool-aid spouting things like "We won the draft" and "Go Team Canada". #delusionalCarlValentine'sAfro
@jamessharman Yep. It's depressing, though #TFC seem to be getting kudos for their performance today. Worried we mortgaged the future, tho.Colin Dickinson
Everyday I wake up and thank my lucky stars that the Caps have owners and management who want to win. Feel sorry for #TFC fans.Kasey Shadow
But now what to do with the cash?
Payne says moves allow them to add "a significant player" or a few middle contract players #TFCLuke Wileman
#RBNY looking for allocation money in their Kenny Cooper trade per @JeffreyCarlisle. #TFC only suitor that could do that now? Yikes.Dan Covello
I hope @torontofc are looking at Kenny Cooper... #MLSRob
@rachelbonnetta #TFC needs to step it up with immediate help in the pitch. The kids may bring success in the future but not in 2013.Ricardo Santos
But some have already dared to dream!
I hope Welshman contributes as much as our past Canadian forwards, O'Brian White, Ali Gerba and Andrea Lombardo! Dare to dream, I say. #TFCmbroadhurst
The second round goes on without a pick, but some are a little restless...
#TFC hasn't made a deal in over an hour. I'm restless. #PayneOut #PaperBags #BoycottConcessions #TFCLiveBobby Brasz
And then there's the personal connections.
So happy for Kyle Bekker and Emery Welshman, remember watching them at 12 and 13 etc. Canadian Soccer has come a way in the last decade.John River
I Found A Reason Why To Go To Toronto FC Games Now... LOL ! My Nigga Emery Welshman http://fb.me/1yYX5Inri BossDonWavy
Played against Kyle Bekker! He deserves being drafted , #tfc good pick! . Talented player with good Vision! Use him wisely!†Ęmaann.... ™
I played on 2 teams with #TFC new draft pick, Emery Welshman. #factCFLArsenal
But all in all...
With the draft picks and the coaching changes, I have four words for #TFC: It has to translate. #results #MLSPerry King
We'll have more as this story develops.