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Leaguewide rundown on MLS SuperDraft

Here's the report from the league:

With the first draft selection in their club’s history, the expansion Orlando City SC chose Generation adidas forward Cyle Larin with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas, held Thursday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Larin becomes the second player out of the University of Connecticut selected with the first overall pick in as many years, and the third overall in the school’s history. The second expansion club beginning play in 2015 in Major League Soccer, New York City FC, selected Oregon State University product Khiry Shelton with the second pick in the draft with their inaugural selection. The University of Connecticut was one of two schools with two players selected in the first round, as Sergio Campbell was taken at No. 19 by Columbus Crew SC. Syracuse University also had two players selected in the opening 21 picks, both by Toronto FC (Alex Bono, No. 6; Skylar Thomas, No. 11). Larin, who is a member of the Canadian U-20 national team currently competing at the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship in Jamaica, was one of five members of the Generation adidas class, all selected within the first 22 picks overall, with two selected in the opening three picks. Romario Williams, out of the University of Central Florida, was selected third overall by the Montréal Impact. Bono was the first player called into the U.S. men’s national team selected in the SuperDraft, currently with the senior squad in the January training camp in southern California. Conor Donovan, a member of the U.S. U-20 national team and a Generation adidas signing, was taken with the No. 22 selection overall by Orlando City SC. Players from 33 colleges and universities were represented in the 42 selections overall. There were also players selected from 10 different countries: USA, Canada, Jamaica, France, Sweden, England, Germany, Spain, Bosnia and Israel. For a complete recap of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, please visit: www.MLSsoccer.com. Hi-res photos from the draft are available HERE. A round-by-round summary of the 2015 SuperDraft follows:

ROUND 1 # TEAM PLAYER POS. HT WT DOB HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE1. ORL Cyle Larin* FW 6-2 190 04/17/1995 Brampton, Ont., Canada Univ. of Connecticut2, NYC Khiry Shelton FW 6-3 185 06/26/1993 Leander, Texas Oregon State Univ.3. MTL Romario Williams* FW 5-11 182 08/15/1994 Portmore, Jamaica Univ. of Central Florida4. SJ Fatai Alashe MF 6-0 170 10/21/1993 Northville, Mich. Michigan State Univ.5. POR Nick Besler MF 6-1 165 05/07/1993 Overland Park, Kan. Univ. of Notre Dame6. TOR Alex Bono* GK 6-3 195 04/25/1994 Baldwinsville, N.Y. Syracuse Univ.7. CHI Matt Polster DF 6-0 170 06/08/1993 Las Vegas, Nev. Southern Illinois Univ.-Edwardsville8. HOU Zach Steinberger MF 5-11 172 05/10/1992 San Diego, Calif. Butler Univ.9. TOR Clément Simonin DF 6-1 179 07/01/1991 Lorient, France North Carolina State Univ.10. KC Connor Hallisey MF 5-9 158 02/09/1993 Granite Bay, Calif. Univ. of California11. TOR Skylar Thomas DF 6-4 205 07/27/1993 Pickering, Ont., Canada Syracuse Univ.12. KC Saad Abdul-Salaam DF 6-4 185 09/08/1991 Gahanna, Ohio Univ. of Akron13. VAN Tim Parker DF 6-2 195 02/23/1993 Hicksville, N.Y. St. John's Univ.14. COL @ Axel Sjoberg DF 6-7 210 03/08/1991 Stockholm, Sweden Marquette Univ.15. DAL Otis Earle DF 6-0 170 01/17/1992 London, England Univ. of California, Riverside16. SEA # Cristian Roldan* MF 5-8 165 06/03/1995 Pico Rivera, Calif. Univ. of Washington17. DC Miguel Aguilar FW 5-9 172 08/30/1993 Sacramento, Calif. Univ. of San Francisco18. NY Leo Stolz MF 5-11 170 02/15/1991 Munich, Germany Univ. of California, Los Angeles19. CLB @ Sergio Campbell DF 6-4 197 01/16/1992 Clarendon, Jamaica Univ. of Connecticut20. KC Amadou Dia MF 5-9 146 06/08/1993 Highlands Ranch, Colo. Clemson Univ.21. LA Ignacio Maganto FW 5-8 140 01/02/1992 Madrid, Spain Iona College* Generation adidas @ CLB trade No. 14 overall selection in 2015 and allocation amount to COL for No. 19 selection in 2015 and future considerations# RSL trade No. 16 overall selection in 2015 to SEA for No. 27 selection in 2015 and allocation amount ROUND 2 # TEAM PLAYER POS. HT WT DOB HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE22. ORL Conor Donovan* DF 6-2 176 01/08/1996 Fuquay-Varina, N.C. North Carolina State Univ.23. NYC Connor Brandt MF 6-1 165 09/15/1992 Temecula, Calif. Univ. of San Diego24. POR Andy Thoma DF 5-11 165 04/29/1993 Los Alamos, N.M. Univ. of Washington25. ORL Akeil Barrett FW 5-7 130 07/07/1992 Kingston, Jamaica Univ. of Tulsa26. COL Joseph Greenspan DF 6-6 209 09/12/1992 Westfield, N.J. U. S. Naval Academy27. RSL # Boyd Okwuonu DF 5-9 170 02/24/1993 Edmond, Okla. Univ. of North Carolina28. CHI Kingsley Bryce FW 6-0 184 04/16/1993 Plano, Texas Saint Louis Univ.29. TOR Wesley Charpie DF 6-1 173 11/04/1992 Tarpon Springs, Fla. Univ. of South Florida30. HOU $ Oumar Ballo DF 6-2 190 04/02/1991 Baltimore, Md. Univ. of Maryland-Baltimore County31. PHI Dzenan Catic FW 6-3 185 05/26/1992 Jablanica, Bosnia Davenport Univ.32. POR Christian Volesky FW 6-1 175 09/15/1992 Henderson, Nev. Southern Illinois Univ.-Edwardsville33. SEA % Tyler Miller GK 6-4 195 03/12/1993 Woodbury, N.J. Northwestern Univ.34. POR Kharlton Belmar FW 5-11 160 12/01/1992 Virginia Beach, Va. Virginia Commonwealth Univ.35. CLB Sagi Lev-Ari FW 6-1 189 07/04/1989 Haifa, Israel California State Univ. Northridge36. HOU Rob Lovejoy FW 6-0 158 10/23/1991 Greensboro, N.C. Univ. of North Carolina37. TOR Edwin Rivas FW 5-11 170 01/08/1992 Los Angeles, Calif. California State Univ. Northridge38. VAN Kay Banjo FW 6-0 186 12/03/1992 Upper Marlboro, Md. Univ. of Maryland-Baltimore County39. NY Stefano Bonomo FW 6-2 170 01/25/1993 Hillsborough, Calif. Univ. of California40. SEA Oniel Fisher MF 5-9 145 11/22/1991 Portmore, Jamaica Univ. of New Mexico41. PHI Eric Bird MF 5-11 170 04/08/1993 Virginia Beach, Va. Univ. of Virginia42. DC Dan Metzger MF 5-10 163 08/06/1993 Holmdel, N.Y. Univ. of Maryland $ KC trade No. 30 overall selection in 2015 to HOU for future considerations% NE trade No. 33 overall selection in 2015 to SEA for future considerations TEAM-BY-TEAM SELECTIONS: Chicago Fire (2): Matt Polster (7); Kingsley Bryce (28)Colorado Rapids (2): Axel Sjoberg (14); Joseph Greenspan (26)Columbus Crew SC (2): Sergio Campbell (19); Sagi Lev-Ari (35)D.C. United (2): Miguel Aguilar (17); Dan Metzger (42)FC Dallas (1): Otis Earle (15)Houston Dynamo (3): Zach Steinberger (8); Oumar Ballo (30); Rob Lovejoy (36)Sporting Kansas City (3): Connor Hallisey (10); Saad Abdul-Salaam (12); Amadou Dia (20)LA Galaxy (1): Ignacio Maganto (21)Montréal Impact (1): Romario Williams (3)New England Revolution (0)New York Red Bulls (2): Leo Stolz (18); Stefano Bonomo (39)New York City FC (2): Khiry Shelton (2); Connor Brandt (23)Orlando City SC (3): Cyle Larin (1); Conor Donovan (22); Akeil Barrett (25)Philadelphia Union (2): Dzenan Catic (31); Eric Bird (41)Portland Timbers (4): Nick Besler (5), Andy Thoma (24); Christian Volesky (32); Kharlton Belmar (34)Real Salt Lake (1): Boyd Okwuonu (27)San Jose Earthquakes (1): Fatai Alashe (4)Seattle Sounders FC (3): Cristian Roldan (16); Tyler Miller (33); Oniel Fisher (40)Toronto FC (5): Alex Bono (6); Clement Simonin (9); Skylar Thomas (11); Wesley Charpie (29); Edwin Rivas (37)Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2): Tim Parker (13); Kay Banjo (38) COLLEGE-BY-COLLEGE SELECTIONS: Univ. of Akron (1): Saad Abdul-SalaamButler Univ. (1): Zach SteinbergerUniv. of California (2): Stefano Bonomo; Connor HalliseyUniv. of California, Los Angeles (1): Leo StolzUniv. of California, Riverside (1): Otis EarleCalifornia State Univ., Northridge (2): Sagi Lev-Ari; Edwin RivasUniv. of Central Florida (1): Romario WilliamsClemson Univ. (1): Amadou DiaUniv. of Connecticut (2): Sergio Campbell; Cyle LarinDavenport Univ. (1): Dzenan CaticIona College (1): Ignacio MagantoMarquette Univ. (1): Axel SjobergUniv. of Maryland (1): Dan MetzgerUniv. of Maryland-Baltimore County (2): Oumar Ballo; Kay BanjoMichigan State Univ. (1): Fatai AlasheU.S. Naval Academy (1): Joseph GreenspanUniv. of New Mexico (1): Oniel FisherUniv. of North Carolina (2): Rob Lovejoy, Boyd OkwuonuNorth Carolina State Univ. (2): Conor Donovan; Clement SimoninNorthwestern Univ. (1): Tyler MillerUniv. of Notre Dame (1): Nick BeslerOregon State Univ. (1): Khiry SheltonSt. John’s Univ. (1): Tim ParkerSaint Louis Univ. (1): Kingsley BryceUniv. of San Diego (1): Connor BrandtUniv. of San Francisco (1): Miguel AguilarUniv. of South Florida (1): Wesley CharpieSouthern Illinois Univ.-Edwardsville (2): Matt Polster; Christian VoleskySyracuse Univ. (2): Alex Bono; Skylar ThomasUniv. of Tulsa (1): Akeil BarrettUniv. of Virginia (1): Eric BirdVirginia Commonwealth Univ. (1): Kharlton BelmarUniv. of Washington (2): Cristian Roldan; Andy Thoma

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