2015 MLS SuperDraft
12:30 PM EST
Watch Live: MLSSoccer.Com
Draft Day, Cyle Larin. Potential first overall Canadian, now that's worth Sharin'. Okay, maybe that's not exactly how Drake's, I mean Jordan Hamilton's, song goes. But hey, it is a big deal that a Canadian might go first overall. Oh, and also Toronto FC has like a bazillion picks so it should end up being a decent day. Even if none of us really know what is going on, and who exactly the majority of these players are. Waking the Red has you covered on that front, however, as Dave Rowaan is one of the select few who truly follows the college game and will have in depth profiles on Toronto's top selections.
Draft Day will also be fun because the brightest minds in MLS, and Frank Klopas, will be gathered meaning only one thing. If you guessed nerdy soccer discussion you would absolutely be right. Okay, two things: the possible of trade. It was confirmed earlier in the transfer period that Toronto are looking for some help defensively, and the draft may not be the only way they do this. There is also a chance that they swing a deal which brings them a similar player to their targeted Aurelien Collin and Nat Borchers. That remains to be seen.
One thing that is known for certain is where Toronto will pick in the draft, although technically even that could be involved in an unforeseen trade. There had been talk earlier in the offseason that Toronto might use some of these draft picks to acquire talent, but it now looks like they will actually use them for their original purpose. Below is where Toronto will pick in the draft, with the picks being updated in real time.
|1||9||Clement Simonen||North Carolina State||Defender|
|2||29||Wesley Charpie||University of South Florida||Defender|
|2||37||Edwin Rivas||University of California Northridge||Forward|
Several of these picks were acquired by Toronto through movements they have made in the past couple of years. Here is a quick run down of some of those stories. The first round pick, sixth overall, was acquired in a deal with Chivas USA for the first overall pick in the Allocation Draft in 2013. Chivas delected Carlos Bocanegra. The first round, 11th overall selection came in the Maxi Urruti for Bright Dike swap. Details seem sketchy around the second round, 29th pick, but it looks like Toronto got it from Houston somehow. Toronto got their other second round pick when they traded Joao Plata to Real Salt Lake. Finally, their last pick in the draft was acquired recently for Jeremy Hall.
Below is a look at the overall draft order for the first round, this draft board will also be updated in real time by Waking The Red staff.
|1||Orlando City SC||Cyle Larin||UConn||Forward|
|2||New York City FC||Khiry Shelton||Oregon State||Forward|
|3||Montreal Impact||Romario Williams||UCF/GA||Forward|
|4||San Jose Earthquakes||Fatai Alashe||Michigan State||Midfielder|
|5||Portland Timbers||Nick Besler||Notre Dame||Midfielder|
|6||Toronto FC||Alex Bono||Syracuse||Goalkeeper|
|7||Chicago Fire||Matt Polster||SIU Edwardsville||Defender|
|8||Houston Dynamo||Zach Steinberger||Butler||Midfielder|
|9||Toronto FC||Clement Simonin||North Carolina State||Defender|
|10||Sporting Kansas City||Connor Hallisey||California||Midfielder|
|11||Toronto FC||Skylar Thomas||Syracuse||Defender|
|12||Sporting Kansas City||Saad Abdul-Salaam||Akron||Forward/Defender|
|13||Vancouver Whitecaps||Tim Parker||St.John's||Defender|
|14||Colorado Rapids (From Columbus Crew)||Alex Sjoberg||Marquette||Defender|
|15||FC Dallas||Otis Earle||Notre Dame||Defender|
|16||Seattle Sounders (From Real Salt Lake)||Christian Roldan||Washington||Midfielder|
|17||DC United||Miguel Aguilar||San Fransico||Winger|
|18||New York Red Bulls||Leo Stolz||UCLA||Midfielder|
|19||Columbus Crew (From Colorado Rapids)||Sergio Campbell||Connecticut||Defender|
|20||Sporting Kansas City||Amadou Dia||Clemson||Midfielder|
|21||Los Angeles Galaxy||Ignacio Maganto||Iona||Midfielder|
Follow along in the comments section below for live reaction of Toronto FC's selections and moves. As aforementioned, expect more details analysis from Waking The Red throughout.