- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On January 18, 2011
- 0 Comments
- 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft
The drafting season is over for MLS (or at least we all hope so). Today marked the Supplemental Draft, a 3 round affair for the league. It came and went rather quickly too. For the most part it was a mess to follow on Twitter though the teams and the league’s main blogger SF did a respectable job keeping us up to date with each pick.
The draft began with Vancouver selecting UCSB defender Michael Boxell, a guy I and a few others had going in the first round of last week’s SuperDraft. Yeah we had it wrong and I’m willing to admit that.
A couple clubs stood out to me as winners of this draft, if you can even say that. Most clubs took fliers on guys and others went out after guys most folks would never have heard of here. Overall LA, Toronto and RSL came away with solid picks. Vancouver, Chivas and Columbus also didn’t do too bad, maybe a notch below the first three there.
The Galaxy did well, grabbing a pair of central midfielders in highly-regarded Daniel Keat and North Carolina’s Dustin McCarty, brother of U.S. national team midfielder Dax McCarty. The club also selected WVU keeper Zack Johnson. You know I’m always a bit biased when it comes to guys from my school getting picked so I had to throw that one out there.
Real Salt Lake took South Florida’s Jeff Attinella, a goalkeeper regarded as one of the best in this year’s draft class.
Toronto FC picked up a very nice group of players by selecting midfielders J.C. Banks and Steven Beattie as well as Michigan State forward Spencer Thompson.
For a full list of who got picked, go here.