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Supplemental Draft Live

The 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft takes place over three rounds and will begin at 2pm today. As was the case with the SuperDraft, the Union have the 5th, 23rd and 41st picks.

The PSP will post the drafts as they become available so, from 2pm until the conclusion of the draft, be sure to refresh this page.

In the meanwhile, here’s some reading to get you psyched up for the draft. MLSSoccer.com have a piece on the “top players available.” James at the local ZoloNation blog offers his top-five picks. And here’s more from WVHooligan.

Local soccer connections were the theme of today’s Supplemental Draft for the Union.

Local soccer fans will be doubly happy with the selection of midfielder Ryan Richter, the fifth pick of the first round. Not only was Richter selected from La Salle, he grew up in nearby Southampton, Pa.

St. Louis-native Josh Walburn was selected from Princeton in the second round.

Third round pick Matthew Marcin grew up in Wilmington, Delaware and played for FC Delco before being selected from Providence College.

Here’s how the draft unfolded:

First Round

Ryan Richter

1. Vancouver Whitecaps – Michael Boxall (UCSB)
2. Portland Timbers – Spencer Thompson (UC Irvine)
3. LA Galaxy (from DC) – Daniel Keith (Dartmouth)
4. New York Red Bulls (from Chivas) – Jimmy Mower (University of South Carolina)
5. Philadelphia UnionRyan Richter (M – La Salle)
6. New England Revolution – Hunter Christensen (M – University of Tulsa)
7. Houston Dynamo – Evan Newton (GK – Old Dominion)
8. Toronto FC – Jimmy Banks (M – UW Green Bay)
9. Chicago Fire – Amani Walker (F – UC Irvine)
10. Sporting KC – Sam Scales (M – Ohio State)
11. Seattle Sounders – Josh Ford (GK – UConn)
12. Portland Timbers (from DC, from Columbus) – Robbie Lynch (M – U of Evansville)
13. Toronto FC (from New York) – Stephen Beattie (F – Northern Kentucky)
14. Real Salt Lake – Jeff Antinella (GK – U of South Florida)
15. FC Dallas (from San Jose) – Alexis Pradie (D – Embry Riddle University)
16. LA Galaxy – Ryan Thomas (D – Stanford)
17. FC Dallas – Paul Ogunyemi (Schoolcroft College)
18. FC Dallas (from Colorado) – Bryon Martinez (M – Seton Hall)

Second Round

Josh Walburn

19.  Vancouver Whitecaps – Joe Anderson (M – Coastal Carolina)
20.  Portland Timbers – Raymundo Reza (F – San Diego State)
21.  DC United – Blake Brettscneider (F/M/D – South Carolina)
22.  Chivas USA – Ernesto Carranza (Sacremento State)
23.  Philadelphia UnionJosh Walburn (D – Princeton)
24.  New England Revolution – Fernando Cabadas (M – Sacramento State)
25.  Houston Dynamo – Sergio Castillo (M – Creighton University)
26.  Toronto FC – Spencer Thompson (F – Michigan State)
27.  Chicago Fire – Yannick Salmon (M – Rutgers)
28.  Sporting KC – Mike Jones (D – SIUE)
29.  Seattle Sounders – Corey Attaway (D – UC Irvine)
30.  Columbus Crew – Ben Sippola (D – Butler University)
31.  New York Red Bulls – Teddy Schneider (D – Princeton)
32.  Real Salt Lake – Andrew Cost (M – Penn State)
33.  San Jose Earthquakes – Phillip Tuttle (GK – Notre Dame)
34.  LA Galaxy – Dustin McCarty (M – U of North Carolina)
35.  FC Dallas – Ariel Osorio (M – Southern Methodist)
36.  Colorado Rapids – Phillip Bannister (F- Loyola (MD))

Third Round

Matthew Marcin

37.  Vancouver Whitecaps – Santiago Bedoya (D – Northeastern)
38.  Portland Timbers – Taylor Mueller (U of Washington)
39.  DC United – Pass
40.  Chivas USA – Curtis Ushedo (D – UAB)
41.  Philadelphia UnionMatthew Marcin (M- Providence College)
42.  New England Revolution – Andrew Sousa (M – Providence College)
43.  Houston Dynamo – Pass
44.  Toronto FC – Scot Rojo (M – High Point University)
45.  Chicago Fire – Sam Arthur (F/D – U of South Carolina)
46.  Sporting KC – Micahel Mravec (M – UAB)
47.  Seattle Sounders – Sean Morris (M – Seattle University)
48.  Columbus Crew – Andy Adlard (M/F – Indiana University)
49.  New York Red Bulls – Pass
50.  Real Salt Lake – Nick Love (F – Gonzaga University)
51.  San Jose Earthquakes – Victor Cortez (D – U of San Francisco)
52.  LA Galaxy – Zack Johnson (GK – West Virginia)
53.  FC Dallas –  Craig Hill (GK – Southern Methodist)
54.  Colorado Rapids – Javed Mohammed (University of Southern Florida)


  1. Eli Pearlman-Storch says:

    Found this on the A-10’s site. Smart kid.

    “Richter’s Academic All-America honor capped off an award-winning season for the senior. The Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year and Student-Athlete of the Year was the offensive force behind the Explorers’ run to the Atlantic 10 title game. He scored a league-best 14 goals with seven of those being game-winners, including a hat trick against Xavier and 1-0 win over Dayton to push the Explorers into the No. 2 seed for the tournament. In addition to the NSCAA honors (Academic All-America and First Team Academic All-East Region), Richter’s academic honors also include CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team and Atlantic 10 Student-Athlete of the Year.”

  2. All three guys with “local” connections to some extent; born in the region and/or attended school nearby. I’m curious which player – if any – will actually make the Union’s roster, even in a reserve squad role.

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