Minnesota United set to pick fifth in Friday's MLS SuperDraft


Minnesota United set to pick fifth in Friday's MLS SuperDraft

Wisconsin forward Chris Mueller was selected two choices later as the No. 6 overall pick by Orlando City SC. Minnesota United FC chose forward Mason Toye of IN next as the No. 7 overall selection. "I didn't know where I was going to go". The Fire then selected forward Jon Bakero of Wake Forest. I create plays, and I'm a risky player. He also was called in to the U-20 U.S. national team for the World Cup past year. He left IN early when he took a lucrative Generation Adidas contract.

Of the 220 eligible players in the draft this year, six are, like Danladi, a part of Generation Adidas and won't count against the salary cap.

Heath said they heard from New England Revolution coach Brad Friedel, who had work with Toye with the U.S. U19 team.

LAFC traded up with D.C. United for the No. 3 overall pick, taking defender Tristan Blackmon from the University of the Pacific. Heath said. "These are kids that have been in college". After that pick, MLS commentator Matt Doyle said, "I thought (Minnesota) crushed this draft".

"It depends on how you look at it", Thorrington told MLSsoccer.com. Heath also pointed out the goalkeeper position, as United has just starter Bobby Shuttleworth and last season's third-choice Alex Kapp on the roster. "I think we had a really good day".

Vancouver has the 17th pick and reigning MLS Cup champion Toronto FC has the 23rd pick.

With the 41st and final pick, the Loons took Nebraska-Omaha midfielder Xavier Gomez.

In fact, United coach Adrian Heath's resounding impression of the player pool as of Tuesday at the combine in Orlando was "OK".