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Vancouver make Boxall first Supplemental pick

Wave of players taken in final draft ahead of the 2011 season

Michael Boxall

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NEW YORK – The Vancouver Whitcaps made Michael Boxall the first pick of the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft on Wednesday. The defender from UC Santa Barbara participated in the Player Combine held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., last week.

Boxall was one of two New Zealanders taken with the first three picks. The LA Galaxy drafted midfielder Daniel Keat, another Combine player who was previously signed to an MLS contract. Bruce Arena's team also took Dax McCarty's younger brother, Dustin McCarty, as well as a goalkeeper -- West Virginia's Zach Johnson.

In addition to Johnson there were seven goalkeepers taken in the Supplemental Draft, including the remaining netminders who participated in the Player Combine but went unselected in the SuperDraft. Most MLS teams are expected to feature three goalkeepers on their 30-man expanded rosters in 2011.

Another famous sibling was selected by Vancouver with the first pick of the third round. Santiago Bedoya, brother of US national team midfielder Alejandro Bedoya, was selected by the Whitecaps from Northeastern University. JC Banks, son of 1990 US World Cup defender Jimmy Banks, was drafted by Toronto FC.

There were a few lesser known college that were on the FC Dallas radar. Schellas Hyndman and Barry Gorman had picks from Embry Riddle University (Alexis Pradie, 15th overall) and Schoolcraft College (Paul Ogunyemi, 17th overall). Toronto FC also selected midfielder Scott Rojo from High Point University and Irishman Steven Beattie, who featured in the Player Combine and played for Division II school Northern Kentucky.

The University of South Carolina and University of California-Irvine led the way with three selections in the Supplemental Draft.

The 2011 Supplemental Draft consisted of three rounds, with Vancouver holding the top pick in each round. The Whitecaps also made Omar Salgado the first pick of the 2011 SuperDraft last Thursday in Baltimore ahead of their first season in the league.

1st Round

1. Vancouver Whitecaps - DF Michael Boxall (UC-Santa Barbara)

2. Portland Timbers - FW Spencer Thompson (UC-Irvine)

3. LA Galaxy - MF Daniel Keat (Dartmouth)

4. NY Red Bulls - GK Jimmy Maurer (South Carolina)

5. Philadelphia Union - FW Ryan Richter (LaSalle)

6. New England - DF/MF Hunter Christiansen (Tulsa)

7. Houston - GK Evan Newton (Old Dominion)

8. Toronto FC - MF/FW Jimmy Banks (UW-Green Bay)

9. Chicago FIre - FW Amani Walker (UC-Irvine)

10. Sporting KC - MF Sam Scales (Ohio State University)

11. Seattle Sounders - GK Josh Ford (Connecticut)

12. Portland Timbers - DF/MF Robbie Lynch (Evansville)

13. Toronto FC - MF/FW Steven Beattie (Northern Kentucky University)

14. Real Salt Lake - GK Jeff Attinella (Univ. South Florida)

15. FC Dallas - DF Alexis Pradie (Embry Riddle University)

16. Los Angeles Galaxy - DF Ryan Thomas (Stanford Univ.)

17. FC Dallas - Paul "Bim" Ogunyemi (Schoolcraft College)

18. FC Dallas - MF Brayan Martinez (Seton Hall University)

 

2nd Round

1. Vancouver Whitecaps - MF Joe Anderson (Coastal Carolina)

2. Portland Timbers - FW Raymundo Reza (San Diego State)

3. D.C. United- MF/FW Blake Brettschneider (South Carolina)

4. Chivas USA - MF Ernesto Carranza (Sacramento State)

5. Philadephia - DF Josh Walburn (Princeton)

6. New England - MF Fernando Cabadas (Sacramento State)

7. Houston Dynamo - MF Sergio Castillo (Creighton)

8. Toronto FC - MF Spencer Thompson (Michigan State)

9. Chicago Fire - MF Yannick Salmon (Rutgers)

10. Sporting KC - DF Mike Jones (Southern Illinois-Evansville)

11. Seattle Sounders - DF Corey Attaway (UC-Irvine)

12. Columbus Crew - MF Ben Sippola (Butler)

13. New York Red Bulls - DF Teddy Schneider (Princeton)

14. Real Salt Lake - MF Andrew Cost (Penn State)

15. San Jose Earthquakes - GK Phillip Tuttle (Notre Dame)

16. Los Angeles Galaxy - MF Dustin McCarty (North Carolina)

17. FC Dallas - MF Ariel Osorio (Southern Methodist)

18. Colorado Rapids - FW Phil Bannister (Loyola Maryland)

 

3rd Round

1. Vancouver Whitecaps - DF Santiago Bedoya (Northeastern University)

2. Portland - DF Taylor Mueller (Univ. of Washington)

3. DC United - PASS

4. Chivas USA - DF Curtis Ushedo (Univ. Alabama-Birmingham)

5. Philadelphia Union - MF Matthew Marcin (Providence)

6. New England - MF Andrew Sousa (Providence)

7. Houston Dynamo - PASS

8. Toronto FC - MF Scott Rojo (High Point Univ.)

9. Chicago Fire - FW Sam Arthur (South Carolina)

10. Sporting Kansas City - MF Michal Mravec (Univ. Alabama-Birmingham)

11. Seattle Sounders - MF Sean Morris (Seattle University)

12. Columbus Crew - MF/FW Andy Adlard (Indiana)

13. New York Red Bulls - PASS

14. Real Salt Lake - FW Nick Love (Gonzaga)

15. San Jose Earthquakes - D Victor Cortez (Univ. of San Francisco)

16. Los Angeles Galaxy - GK Zach Johnson (West Virginia)

17. FC Dallas - GK Craig Hill (Southern Methodist)

18. Colorado Rapids - D Javed Mohammed (Univ. of South Florida)