31 PDL Alums Selected in MLS Draft



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A total of 31 PDL alums, including Abu Danladi, Miles Robinson, Jeremy Ebobisse and Lalas Abubakar, were selected in the first two rounds of the 2017 Major League Soccer Draft in Los Angeles on Friday.

Since 2010, 325 players with PDL experience have been selected in the MLS SuperDraft, including 2015 No. 1 PDL Top Prospect Keegan Rosenberry, 2016 MLS Defender of the Year Matt Hedges and U.S. Men's National Team talents Darlington Nagbe, Perry Kitchen and Steve Birnbaum. The third and fouth rounds of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft will be held via conference call on Tuesday.

Multiple players chosen in the 2017 edition of the draft have won a PDL championship in recent years, including Abubakar (2016), Francis de Vries (2014 and 2016), Liam Callahan (2015) and Walker Hume (2013).

2017 MLS SUPERDRAFT

FIRST ROUND

(Overall Pick No. – Name – Position – College – PDL Team – MLS team – PDL Award(s))

1. Abu Danladi – F – UCLA – Ventura County Fusion – Minnesota United FC 2. Miles Robinson – D – Syracuse – FC Boston – Atlanta United FC 3. Jonathan Lewis – F – Akron – New York City FC 4. Jeremy Ebobisse – F – Duke – D.C. United U-23 – Portland Timbers 5. Lalas Abubakar – D – Dayton – Michigan Bucks – Columbus Crew SC – 2015 PDL All-Eastern Conference Team/2016 PDL All-Central Conference Team/2016 PDL All-League Team/2016 PDL Defender of the Year 6. Jackson Yueill M – UCLA – San Jose Earthquakes 7. Jakob Nerwinski – D – Connecticut – Vancouver Whitecaps FC 8. Julian Gressel M – Providence – Atlanta United FC 9. Niko Hansen – F – New Mexico – Seattle Sounders U-23 – Columbus Crew SC 10. Joe Holland – M – Hofstra – Ventura County Fusion – Houston Dynamo – 2015 PDL All-Eastern Conference Team 11. Daniel Johnson – M – Louisville – Portland Timbers U23s – Chicago Fire 12. Chris Odoi-Atsem – D – Maryland – D.C. United 13. Reagan Dunk – D – Denver – Real Salt Lake 14. Colton Storm – D – North Carolina – Portland Timbers U23s – Sporting Kansas City 15. Sam Hamilton – M – Denver – Colorado Rapids 16. Kwame Awuah – M – Connecticut – New York City FC 17. Zeiko Lewis – M – Boston College – Real Boston Rams – New York Red Bulls 18. Jacori Hayes – M – Wake Forest – Portland Timbers U23s – FC Dallas 19. Nick DePuy – F – UC Santa Barbara – Ventura County Fusion – Montreal Impact 20. Brian Wright – F – Vermont – Burlingame Dragons FC – New England Revolution 21. Brandon Aubrey – D – Notre Dame – Toronto FC 22. Brian Nana-Sinkam – D – Stanford – Burlingame Dragons FC – Seattle Sounders FC

SECOND ROUND

23. Alec Ferrell – GK – Wake Forest – Carolina Dynamo – Minnesota United FC 24. Liam Callahan – D – Syracuse – K-W United FC – Colorado Rapids 25. Marcus Epps – F – South Florida – Chicago Fire U-23 – Philadelphia Union 26. Stefan Cleveland – GK – Louisville – Dayton Dutch Lions – Chicago Fire 27. Guillermo Delgado – F – Delaware – Sounders FC U23 – Chicago Fire – 2015 PDL All-Western Conference Team 28. Lindo Mfeka – M – South Florida – Reading United AC – San Jose Earthquakes 29. Francis de Vries – D – Saint Francis (Penn.) – Michigan Bucks – Vancouver Whitecaps FC 30. Jake McGuire – GK – Tulsa – Portland Timbers U23s – Houston Dynamo 31. Napo Matsoso – M – Kentucky – Derby City Rovers – New England Revolution 32. Michael Amick – D – UCLA – FC Golden State Force – Portland Timbers 33. Aaron Jones – D – Clemson – Carolina Dynamo – Philadelphia Union 34. Eric Klenofsky – GK – Monmouth – New York Red Bulls U-23 – D.C. United 35. Justin Schmidt – D – Washington – Washington Crossfire – Real Salt Lake 36. Danilo Radjen – D – Akron – West Virginia Chaos – Houston Dynamo 37. Walker Hume – D – North Carolina – Portland Timbers U23s – FC Dallas – 2014/16 PDL All-Southern Conference Team 38. Jalen Brown – F – Xavier – Des Moines Menace – New York City FC 39. Ethan Kutler – F – Colgate – Michigan Bucks – New York Red Bulls 40. Adonijah Reid – F – ANB Futbol – FC Dallas 41. Shamit Shome – M – FC Edmonton – Montreal Impact 42. Thomas de Villardi – D – Delaware – New York Red Bulls U-23 – Minnesota United FC 43. Jo Vetle Rimstad – D – Radford – D.C. United 44. Dominic Oduro – D – FC Nordsjælland – Seattle Sounders FC


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