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New England Revolution select Andrew Farrell with first overall selection in 2013 MLS SuperDraft

 

 
New England Revolution select Andrew Farrell with first overall selection in 2013 MLS SuperDraft
Seven Generation adidas players selected in first round; high-schooler Kekuta Manneh at No. 4
 
INDIANAPOLIS(Thursday, January 17, 2013) – The New England Revolution chose Generation adidas defender Andrew Farrellwith the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas, held today at the Indiana Convention Center. Farrell was one of seven members of the 2013 Generation adidas class to be selected in the SuperDraft. All seven were selected within the first 14 picks.
 
New England acquired the No. 1 overall selection from Toronto FC in a trade the night before the SuperDraft in order to select the 20-year-old forward.  Farrell becomes the first University of Louisville player to be selected with the first overall pick in MLS draft history.
 
Chivas USA held the second pick overall and selected Mexican-American midfielder Carlos Alvarez. Alvarez, who grew up in Los Angeles, joins Chivas USA after completing four seasons and officially graduating from the University of Connecticut.

Toronto FC selected Canadian Kyle Bekkerof Boston College with the No. 3 pick before trading the No. 4 overall selection, acquired from New England, to Vancouver for the Whitecaps FC’s No. 10 pick.
 
The Whitecaps FC organization selected 17-year-old Generation adidas forward Kekuta Mannehwith the No. 4 overall selection. Manneh became the first teenager taken in the SuperDraft in two years.
 
Boston College and Georgetown University saw players selected in the first round of the SuperDraft for the first time in the schools’ histories. Georgetown saw defender Tommy Mullertaken with the No. 15 selection by San Jose, while Boston College also had defender Charlie Ruggselected by defending MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy with the final pick of the first round. Boston College was one of three schools, along with the University of Notre Dame and the University of Maryland, to have two players selected in the first round.
 
Players from 26 colleges and universities were represented in the 38 selections overall. The University of Louisville and NCAA Division I College Cup finalist Georgetown University led with three selections each.
 
For a complete recap of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, please visit: www.MLSsoccer.com.
 
A round-by-round summary of the 2013 SuperDraft follows:
 

 

ROUND 1
 
#       TEAM      PLAYER          POS.      HT       WT       DOB           HOMETOWN                 CLUB/COLLEGE
1.         NE               Andrew Farrell*       DF          5-11         185         4/3/1992          Louisville, Ky.                        Univ. of Louisville
2.         CHV            Carlos Alvarez         MF          5-10         172         11/12/1990      Los Angeles, Calif.                Univ. of Connecticut
3.         TOR            Kyle Bekker             MF          5-10         165         9/2/1990          Oakville, Ont.                         Boston College
4.         VAN @        Kekuta Manneh*     FW          5-9          140         12/30/1994      Madiba Kunda, The Gambia Austin Aztex (PDL)
5.         VAN             Erik Hurtado            FW          5-9          180         11/15/1990      Beaverton, Ore.                     Santa Clara Univ.
6.         COL            Deshorn Brown*     FW          6-2          170         12/22/1990      Manchester, Jamaica            Univ. of Central Florida
7.         DAL             Walker Zimmerman*     DF           6-3          185         5/19/1993        Lawrenceville, Ga.                 Furman Univ.
8.         MTL             Blake Smith             MF          5-10         150         1/17/1991        Boerne, Texas                       Univ. of New Mexico
9.         CLB             Ryan Finley            FW          6-0          180         3/27/1991        Lumberton, N.J.                     Univ. of Notre Dame
10.       SEA #          Eriq Zavaleta*         FW          6-1          185         8/2/1992          Westfield, Ind.                       Indiana Univ.
11        COL            Dillon Powers         MF          5-11         172         2/14/1991        Plano, Texas                          Univ. of Notre Dame
12.       RSL             John Stertzer           MF           6-0          170         10/4/1990        Oakton, Va.                            Univ. of Maryland
13.       HOU            Jason Johnson*    FW          6-0          180         10/9/1990        Happy News, Jamaica          Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
14.       KC               Mikey Lopez*           MF           5-8          160         2/20/1993        Mission, Texas                      Univ. of North Carolina
15.       SJ                Tommy Muller          DF          5-11         168         4/4/1991          Orlando, Fla.                         Georgetown Univ.
16        TOR #         Emery Welshman   FW         5-11         180         11/9/1991        Mississauga, Ont.                 Oregon State Univ.
17.       DC               Taylor Kemp            DF          5-11         160         7/23/1990        Highland Ranch, Colo.        Univ. of Maryland
18.       MTL             Fernando Monge   MF          5-10         165         3/11/1990        Seattle, Wash.                        UCLA
19.       LA                Charlie Rugg          FW          6-0          190         10/2/1990        Roslindale, Mass.                 Boston College
* Generation adidas
 
@ TOR trade No. 4 overall selection in 2013 to VAN for No. 10 selection in 2013 and allocation amount
# TOR trade No. 10 overall selection in 2013 to SEA for No. 16 selection in 2013 and allocation amount
 
ROUND 2
 
#       TEAM      PLAYER          POS.      HT       WT       DOB           HOMETOWN                 CLUB/COLLEGE
20.       DAL             Ryan Hollingshead MF           6-1          180         4/16/1991        Granite Bay, Calif.                 UCLA
21.       NE               Donnie Smith          MF          5-11         158         12/7/1990        Matthews, N.C.                       Univ. of North Carolina–Charlotte
22.       NY               Ian Christianson     MF          5-11         155         3/6/1991          Cedar Rapids, Iowa              Georgetown Univ.
23.       NE               Luke Spencer          FW          6-2          192         11/28/1990      Cincinnati, Ohio                    Xavier Univ.
24.       LA                Kofi Opare               DF           6-2          190         10/12/1990      Niagara Falls, Ont.                Univ. of Michigan
25.       COL            Kory Kindle              DF          5-11         185         8/28/1991        Ventura, Calif.                        California State Univ., Bakersfield
26.       PHI              Don Anding            FW         5-11         168         5/31/1991        Amity Harbor, N.Y.                 Northeastern Univ.
27.       MTL             Paolo DelPiccolo    MF           6-0          165         5/28/1991        Wheat Ridge, Colo.              Univ. of Louisville
28.       CLB             Drew Beckie             DF           6-1          170         9/30/1990        Highlands Ranch, Colo.      Univ. of Denver
29.       RSL $          Dylan Sandoval      FW          6-1          185         6/16/1991        Albuquerque, N.M.                 Univ. of New Mexico
30.       CHI              Yazid Atouba Emane    MF           5-8          140         1/2/1993          Yaounde, Cameroon             Rainbow FC Bamenda (Cameroon)
31.       PHI              Stephen Okai          MF           5-9          178         9/27/1989        Accra, Ghana                         Univ. of Mobile
32.       MTL             Brad Stuver              GK           6-3          180         4/16/1991        Twinsburg, Ohio                   Cleveland State Univ.
33.       SJ                Dan Delgado           MF          5-11         175         9/17/1991        Escondido, Calif.                  Univ. of San Diego
34.       POR            Dylan Tucker-Gangnes  DF           6-3          190         10/3/1989        Bainbridge Island, Wash.     Univ. of Washington
35.       SEA             Dylan Remick          DF           6-1          160         5/19/1991        Inverness, Ill.                         Brown Univ.
36.       NE               Luis Soffner             GK           6-4          210         1/15/1990        St. Louis, Mo.                         Indiana Univ.
37        HOU            Jimmy Nealis           DF           6-0          162         8/5/1991          Massapequa, N.Y.                 Georgetown Univ.
38        LA                Greg Cochrane       DF           5-8          150         11/1/1990        Holland, Pa.                           Univ. of Louisville
 
$ PHI trade No. 29 overall selection in 2013 to RSL for No. 31 selection in 2013 and two first-round selections in 2013 Supplemental Draft (Nos. 12 and 17)
 
TEAM-BY-TEAM SELECTIONS:
 
Chicago Fire (1): Yazid Atouba Emane (30)
Chivas USA(1): Carlos Alvarez (2)
Colorado Rapids(3): Deshorn Brown (6); Kory Kindle (25); Dillon Powers (11)
Columbus Crew(2): Drew Beckie (28); Ryan Finley (9)
D.C. United(1): Taylor Kemp (17)
FC Dallas(2): Ryan Hollingshead (20); Walker Zimmerman (7)
Houston Dynamo (2): Jason Johnson (13); Jimmy Nealis (37)
Sporting Kansas City (1): Mikey Lopez (14)
LA Galaxy(3): Greg Cochrane (38); Kofi Opare (25); Charlie Rugg (19)
Montréal Impact(4): Paolo DelPiccolo (27), Fernando Monge (18), Blake Smith (8); Brad Stuver (32)
New England Revolution(4): Andrew Farrell (1); Donnie Smith (21); Luis Soffner (36); Luke Spencer (23)
New York Red Bulls(1): Ian Christianson (22)
Philadelphia Union(2): Don Anding (26); Stephen Okai (31)
Portland Timbers(1): Dylan Tucker-Gangnes (34)
Real Salt Lake (2): Devon Sandoval (29); John Stertzer (12)
San Jose Earthquakes(2): Dan Delgado (33); Tommy Muller (15)
Seattle Sounders FC(2): Dylan Remick (35); Eriq Zavaleta (10)
Toronto FC(2): Kyle Bekker (3); Emery Welshman (16)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC(2): Erik Hurtado (5); Kekuta Manneh (4)
 
COLLEGE-BY-COLLEGE SELECTIONS:
 
Boston College (2): Kyle Bekker, Charlie Rugg
Brown Univ. (1): Dylan Remick
UCLA (2): Fernando Monge, Ryan Hollingshead
California State Univ., Bakersfield (1): Kory Kindle
Univ. of Central Florida (1): Deshorn Brown
Cleveland State Univ. (1): Brad Stuver
Univ. of Connecticut (1): Carlos Alvarez
Univ. of Denver (1): Drew Beckie
Furman Univ. (1): Walker Zimmerman
Georgetown Univ. (3): Ian Christianson, Tommy Muller, Jimmy Nealis
Indiana Univ. (2): Luis Soffner, Eriq Zavaleta
Univ. of Louisville (3): Greg Cochrane, Paolo DelPiccolo, Andrew Farrell
Univ. of Maryland (2): Taylor Kemp, John Stertzer
Univ. of Michigan (1): Kofi Opare
Univ. of Mobile (1): Stephen Okai
Univ. of New Mexico (2): Devon Sandoval, Blake Smith
Univ. of North Carolina (1): Mikey Lopez
Univ. of North Carolina-Charlotte (1): Donnie Smith
Northeastern Univ. (1): Don Anding
Univ. of Notre Dame (2): Ryan Finley, Dillon Powers
Oregon State Univ. (1): Emery Welshman
Univ. of San Diego (1): Dan Delgado
Santa Clara Univ. (1): Erik Hurtado
Virginia Commonwealth Univ. (1): Jason Johnson
Univ. of Washington (1): Dylan Tucker-Gangnes
Xavier Univ. (1): Luke Spencer