None of the players picked in the final rounds of the MLS SuperDraft are likely to play many minutes in Major League Soccer, like I said in my post earlier today. It's still a way to get intriguing young players with a chance to impress in preseason onto your team, though, and the Colorado Rapids selected three players today in the final two rounds, all three coming in round four.
Their third round pick was shipped off to New England in the eventually meaningless trade that swapped two New England players (both now gone, as far as I know) for Joe Nasco, but they gained two fourth-round picks from the Martin Rivero trade to Chivas USA a while back and another mystery trade with the New York Red Bulls (Andre Akpan?) that netted them a pick for a round that didn't exist anymore. This pick was stuck at the end of the fourth round instead.
With their picks, they selected a forward and two defenders.
The #Rapids96 just picked Dominique Badji, a Senegalese forward from Boston University, at 67th overall.— Burgundy Wave (@Burgundywave) January 20, 2015
The #Rapids96 picked defender Matt Jeffery from Monmouth University with pick No. 78.— Burgundy Wave (@Burgundywave) January 20, 2015
The #Rapids96 picked defender Brandon Frike of Butler University with pick No. 83.— Burgundy Wave (@Burgundywave) January 20, 2015
Interestingly enough, Seth Caspie, a defensive midfielder from Cal, was Mr. Irrelevant in the draft and was on the board when the Rapids had their final pick. He was MLSSoccer.com's favorite mock draft selection for the Rapids in the first round. Goes to show, you can't predict the MLS draft, no matter how you try.