A few days after adding three players at the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, D.C. United had another chance to bring in more talent, this time via Tuesday’s Supplemental Draft.
Having dealt two first round Supplemental picks to the Galaxy on Thursday for a third round pick that became Joe Willis, United only had two picks in the second and third round of the draft.
In the second round, DC selected Blake Brettschneider, a forward from South Carolina, and passed on their second pick in the third round.
The Vancouver Whitecaps selected UCSB defender Michael Boxall with the first pick of the 2011 Supplemental Draft, while the Galaxy snagged Daniel Keat, a forward, at No. 3 (pictured above).
D.C. United seleccionó al delantero Blake Brettschneider de la Universidad de Carolina del Sur en la segunda ronda del Draft Suplementario de la MLS del 2011. El draft suplementario de la MLS se llevó a cabo esta tarde vía teleconferencia desde la sede de la Liga en la ciudad de Nueva York.
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
Last Thursday, 54 players were drafted during the MLS SuperDraft. On Tuesday, it's time for the Supplemental Draft (2 pm ET, follow live on MLSsoccer.com and @MLS_Insider on Twitter).
The Supplemental Draft is three rounds, and the Vancouver Whitecaps have the first pick. Here are some of the best players available for them to choose from.
Jeff Attinella (South Florida) – One of the combine ‘keepers, Attinella was an All-American as a junior in 2009, but didn’t finish strong in his senior year.
El próximo martes, Rodrigo Brasesco cumplirá 25 años y los festejará por primera vez lejos de su familia y de su natal Uruguay. Para entonces, el defensor central ya estará instalado en Washington realizando la pretemporada como flamante refuerzo de D.C. United, un motivo más que valido para celebrar.
If you’re suffering from a SuperDraft hangover this morning, the MPG is a time-tested hair-of-the-dog cure.
Let’s take another shot of the draft, with a look at how last year’s have-nots did, how the expansion teams fared, and a few potential sleeper picks. We’ll also size up a big-name transfer rumor, and deliver the latest on some erstwhile MLS superstars.
By the time we’re through, your head will be clear, your hands steady, and you’ll be ready to face the day. We promise.
Chris Korb was the club's second pick (31st overall) in the 2011 SuperDraft. The young defender said he is "ecstatic" to be joining United. Korb was a key member of the University of Akron's backline that led the Zips to the 2010 National Championship. Akron's coach, Caleb Porter, called Korb a "very good one-v-one defender" and added "D.C.’s going to love Chris Korb."