Cristian Roldan 2015 MLS SuperDraft
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A look back at the Sounders' selections MLS SuperDraft under Garth Lagerwey

Happy Draft Week! The Seattle Sounders hold the 22nd pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas, as well as the 45th and 68th overall selections. The first two rounds of the draft will be held on Friday in Philadelphia, while the final two rounds will be take place via conference call on Sunday.

The Sounders held the 22nd pick in last year’s draft, too, and selected defender Brian Nana-Sinkam. The Stanford product appeared in 27 matches along the backline for S2 in 2017.

Under General Manager & President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey, the Sounders have experienced success in the MLS SuperDraft. In 2015, Lagerwey memorably made a trade with his former club, Real Salt Lake, to take Cristian Roldan with the 16th pick. The next year, Seattle acquired Joevin Jones in a trade with the Chicago Fire.

In all, seven of Seattle’s selections over the past three seasons made the First Team roster – Roldan, Oniel Fisher, Tyler Miller, Charlie Lyon, Andy Craven, Zach Mathers and Tony Alfaro. Add in the trade for Jones, and Lagerwey has compiled an impressive slate of Sounders the past few years.

YEAR SELECTION PLAYER POSITION COLLEGE
2015 Round 1, No. 16 Cristian Roldan Midfielder Washington
2015 Round 1, No. 27
Traded to RSL for No. 16 pick
2015 Round 2, No. 33 Tyler Miller Goalkeeper Northwestern
2015 Round 2, No. 40 Oniel Fisher Defender New Mexico
2015 Round 4, No. 48 Andy Craven Forward North Carolina
2015 Round 4, No. 75 Charlie Lyon Goalkeeper Marquette
2015 Round 4, No. 80 Andy Bevin Forward West Virgnia
2016 Round 1, No. 15
Traded to CHI for Joevin Jones
2016 Round 2, No. 27 Tony Alfaro Defender Cal State - DH
2016 Round 2, No. 35 Zach Mathers Midfielder Duke
2016 Round 3, No. 54 Emir Alihodzic Midfielder UN - Omaha
2016 Round 4, No. 76 Michael Nelson Defender Old Dominion
2017 Round 1, No. 16
Traded to NYCFC for GAM
2017 Round 1, No. 22 Brian Nana-Sinkam Defender Stanford
2017 Round 2, No. 44 Dominic Oduro Midfielder N/A
2017 Round 3, No. 56 Doug Goodman Midfielder Georgetown
2017 Round 3, No. 66 Jake Stovall Defender Wright State
2017 Round 4, No. 88 Kyle Bjornethun Defender Seattle
 
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