2010 SuperDraft Live Blog

David Estrada was chosen #11 overall by the Sounders FC (photo courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

3:06 - The Wizards selected defender Ofori Sarkodie from Indiana.

3:02 - Generation adidas goalkeeper Sean Johnson was the third pick of the fourth round, going to the Chicago Fire.  He, like Perk, was in attendance and made a speech.

3:01 - Generally speaking the music playing has been quite torturous.  I'm not sure who set up the playlist, but it is downright awful.

3:00 - The New York Red Bulls pick Irving Garcia from UC-Irvine.

2:59 - With the first pick in the fourth round, the Philadelphia Union selected the drafts first goalkeeper, UCLA's Brian Perk.

2:48 - With the final pick of the third round the New England Revolution pick Jason Griffiths out of Kentucky.

2:45 - With the 47th overall pick, Chivas USA selected Ben Zemanski from Akron.

2:42 - The Houston Dynamo select Boston University midfielder Samuel Appiah.

2:39 - The Chicago Fire drafted Elon University defender Steven Kinney.

2:37 - FC Dallas picked Indiana midfielder Eric Alexander.

2:32 - Colorado chose CS Northridge defender Chad Borak with the 40th pick.  Then Mauro Fuzetti went to the Wizards, Isaac Kissi went to Chivas USA and Houston picked David Walker with the selection they received from the Sounders FC in exchange for Pat Ianni.

2:16 - Real Salt Lake traded their 2011 third round pick to the LA Galaxy for the 39th overall pick in the 2010 draft and used the pick to select defender Chris Schuler from Creighton.

2:08 - Catching up on the third round - Philadelphia picked UCLA midfielder Kyle Nakazawa.  New York went with San Francisco forward Conor Chin.  Chivas USA selected Kevin Tangney, a defender from Maryland.  Kansas City selected San Diego St. defender Nick Cardenas.  And San Jose took William and Mary forward Andrew Hoxie.  FC Dallas then took Penn State forward Jason Yeisley.  The Sounders FC don't pick in the third round.

1:46 - I just spoke with Mike Seamon.  That video should be up shortly.  In the meantime, several picks were made.  San Jose took Notre Dame defender Justin Morrow.  The Fire took Maryland midfielder Drew Yates.  San Jose took San Diego State defender Steve Beitashour.  New England took South Florida midfielder Zak Boggs.  And finally, Salt Lake took New Mexico midfielder Justin Davis to conclude the second round.

1:33 - The Sounders FC select Michael Seamon from Villanova University.  The Rahway, NJ, native just took the stage to say his Thank yous.

1:27 - The Chicago Fire take Kwame Watson-Siriboe, a defender from UConn, with the 26th pick.  The Sounders FC are now on the clock.

1:18 - The New England Revolution select Seth Sinovic, a defender from Creighton with the 25th overall pick.  After Chicago makes the 26th selection the Sounders FC will be up.

1:16 - With the 23rd overall pick, Colorado picked M/F Ross Labauex from Virginia.  Then Toronto FC selected Zachary Herold, a defender from the U-17 Residency Program.

1:06 - Colorado Rapids select Harvard forward Andre Akpan.  They follow up the pick with another, which they received in a trade with DC United.

1:02 - FC Dallas selects Andrew Wiedeman, a forward from the University of California.

1:00 - I have a brief story about first round pick David Estrada.

12:57 - The Wizards select defender Korede Aiyegbusi from NC State.  FC Dallas will now make the 21st overall pick.

12:51 - I just spoke with Sigi Schmid and we will have that video up soon.  In the meantime, the second round got underway.  The Union selected Toni Stahl from UConn, the Red Bulls picked Tim Ream from St. Louis and the San Jose Earthquakes picked Michael Thomas from Notre Dame.

12:34 - Shocking trade.  LA and RSL swapped the 15th and 16th picks.  LA also sends their third round pick in next year's draft in exchange for Clint Mathis.  With the 15th pick, Real Salt Lake selects Collen Warner, a midfielder from Portland.  With the 16th pick, LA selects Michael Stephens from UCLA.

12:32 - While we await the LA Galaxy's selection in the SuperDraft, they are piping Black Rebel Motorcycle Club through the speakers.  They are one of my favorite bands, so that makes the long wait worthwhile.

12:20 - The Red Bulls select Austin da Luz, a midfielder from Wake Forest.  He is the fourth player from Wake Forest taken in the draft.

12:15 - How's this for a note ... David Estrada scored a school record and national best 66 goals in his senior season at Alisal High School. ... He went on to be a four-year All-Pac-10 selection and was 2006 Soccer America National Freshman of the Year.

12:08 - The Crew pick Bright Dike, a forward from Notre Dame.

12:01 - The Columbus Crew called a five-minute timeout.  Who knew you could do that?

11:56 - The Sounders FC select UCLA forward DAVID ESTRADA.  He scored 22 goals to go with 14 assists in 78 career games for the Bruins, capped by a three-goal, seven-assist effort in his senior season.

11:53 - Adrian Hanauer, Sigi Schmid, Kurt Schmid, Brian Schmetzer and Chris Henderson are all at the table right now talking about their pick.

11:52 - This thing is moving right along.  Chivas USA picked Akron midfielder Blair Gavin.  Now it's time for the Sounders FC.

11:48 - Zach Schilawski just thanked the Columbus Crew, then looked down to his scarf and said ... New England Revolution.  These kids are awful excited to get drafted.

11:46 - The Revolution picks Zack Schilawski, a forward from Wake Forest.  Chivas USA is up now.

11:41 - With the eighth pick, the Columbus Crew select Dilly Duka, a midfielder from Rutgers.  Two more picks until Seattle picks.  Next up is the Revolution.

11:36 - Philadelphia selects Jack McInerney, a forward out of the U-17 Residency Program.  He is 17 years old.

11:32 - The Union selects seventh as well after trading their allocation spot to DC United.  United used the allocation slot to sign goalkeeper Troy Perkins.

11:30 - Philadelphia selects UCLA midfielder Amobi Okugo.  They received the pick in a trade with FC Dallas.

11:27 - Dallas received the fifth selection in a trade with Toronto FC, who got Adiran Serioux in the trade.

11:26 - FC Dallas selected midfielder Zach Loyd from North Carolina.

11:21 - With the fourth pick, the Wizards pick forward Teal Bunbury from Akron, whose father Alex played for the Wizards as well.  FC Dallas is now on the clock.

11:18 - I like the pick of Opara.  Everything I've read about him says he is a pretty solid defender.

11:15 - The Earthquakes select Ike Opara, a defender from Wake Forest.  The KC Wizards are now on the clock.

11:12 - The Red Bulls draft University of Virginia midfielder Tony Tchani, who says "Today is the best day of my life."  The San Jose Earthquakes are now on the clock.

11:08 - Danny Mwanga is a friend of 2009 first overall pick Steve Zakuani.  He trained briefly with the Sounders this season.

11:06 - The Union select Oregon State forward Danny Mwanga.  The Red Bulls are now on the clock.

11:00 - The Philadelphia Union are now on the clock for the first overall pick.

10:58 - Supporters from DC United, New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union are all in competing cheers right now.  Pretty good stuff.

10:53 - This place is packed.  There are fans here from every club and the entire fan section is packed from wall-to-wall.

10:50 - The mention of the Sounders FC drew boos from some of the crowd here ...

10:46 - Commissioner Don Garber points out just how far this league has come since the Draft now has such a large fan-following and so many successful teams now involved.

10:43 - There are a few Sounders FC fans in the house.  A couple of young kids with Sounders FC foam fingers.

10:40 - They are replaying highlights from the playoffs on the two large projection screens ... Do I really have to relive this?!?!

10:32 - It looks like all the teams are here now.  Just about 30 minutes away from starting.  You can watch it live over at ESPN2 starting at 11.

10:25 - The Union supporters just came into the building, chanting "We all hate Red Bull." 

10:13 - Adrian Hanauer is now patrolling the floor, cell phone in hand.

10:07 - Right now Toronto, LA, New England, Philadelphia, Houston and Colorado have their delegates on the draft room floor.  Excitement is starting to build outside too, where the Philadelphia Union supporters are starting to congregate.

9:51 - We are in the Philadelphia Convention Center getting ready for the 2010 SuperDraft.  Check back here for updates on the happenings from Philadelphia.

 

 

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