If you somehow stumbled upon this post and have no idea what this draft thing is, this SuperDraft 101 post on MLSSoccer.com will catch you up to speed. More likely than not, you are here because you are interested in the SuperDraft and what the Colorado Rapids are up to. So without further ado, here’s all the important stuff.
Friday, January 13 at 1 p.m. MST.
How to follow along
- Live Stream at MLSSoccer.com
- Follow Burgundy Wave on Twitter for updates.
- Stay on this page for live updates once the draft starts.
What you need to know
- There will be two rounds on Friday. The Rapids have the 15th pick in Round 1, and the 2nd pick in Round 2.
- Rapids Rabbi participated in the SB Nation Mock Draft. See his picks and best guesses here.
- To catch up on the top five prospects for each position, check this out.
Live updates below:
12:01 pm PST: Things are kicking off!
12:05 pm PST: MLS Commissioner Don Garber is making his statement.
12:12 pm PST: Minnesota is on the clock for the first pick. Each team has 4 minutes to make their choice.
12: 16 pm PST: The first pick of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft is forward Abu Danladi from UCLA & Generation Adidas.
The Rapids have the 15th pick, which could be in about an hour if everyone takes their full time.
12:20 pm PST: Atlanta United FC went with defender Miles Robinson from Syracuse & Generation Adidas for the second pick.
12:24 pm PST: Chicago Fire trades their 3rd overall pick to NYCFC in return for $250K GAM. NYC picks forward Jonathan Lewis from Akron & Gen. Adidas.
12:28 pm PST: Houston Dynamo traded their pick to Portland Timbers for $100K + Int'l Roster spot + 10th pick. Timbers choose forward Jeremy Ebobisse.
12:37* pm PST: The 5th pick by Columbus Crew SC is defender Alhassan Abubakar from Univ. of Dayton. *somehow my timing got messed up
12:41 pm PST: The 6th pick by the San Jose Earthquakes is midfielder Jackson Yueill from UCLA & Generation Adidas.
12:45 pm PST: The Vancouver Whitecaps FC choose defender Jakob Nerwinski from Univ. of Connecticut.
12:50 pm PST: Atlanta United FC choose midfielder Julian Gressel from Providence College.
12:54 pm PST: Columbus Crew SC choose forward Niko Hansen as the 9th pick.
12:59 pm PST: Houston Dynamo goes with midfielder Joe Holland from Hofstra.
1:03 pm PST: Chicago Fire choose midfielder Daniel Johnson from Univ. of Louisville.
1:07 pm PST: DC United takes their 4 min. time-out.
1:11 pm PST: Nope, they just needed more time. DC United picked defender Chris Odoi-Atsem from Univ. of Maryland
1:17 pm PST: Real Salt Lake snags DU defender Reagan Dunk. Congrats Reagan, we’ll see you in the Rocky Mountain Cup!
1:21 pm PST: Sporting KC choose Colton Storm from UNC Chapel Hill.
The Rapids are on the clock!
1:25 pm PST: The Rapids pick local DU midfielder Sam Hamilton. Congrats, Sam!
1:30 pm PST: The Seattle Sounders FC trade their pick to NYCFC for $75K GAM. NYCFC chooses midfielder Kwame Awuah from Univ. of Connecticut.
1:36 pm PST: The New York Red Bulls choose midfielder Zeiko Lewis from Boston College as the 17th pick.
1:40 pm PST: FC Dallas picks midfielder Jacori Hayes from Wake Forest.
1:44 pm PST: Montreal Impact pick forward Nick DePuy from UC Santa Barbara.
1:48 pm PST: 20th pick goes to New England Revolution, and they choose forward Brian Wright from Univ. of Vermont.
1:51 pm PST: Toronto FC picks defender Brandon Aubrey from Notre Dame.
1:57 pm PST: For the final pick of the first round, Seattle Sounders pick defender Brian Nana-Sinkam from Stanford.
5 minute break, then the second round. Rapids have the 2nd pick (24th overall) in the 2nd round.
2:03 pm PST: They run a tight ship around here. Round 2 is kicking off with a pick from Minnesota United FC.
2:07 pm PST: MNUFC calls a time-out.
2:12 pm PST: For the first pick of the second round (23rd overall), MNUFC goes with GK Alec Ferrell from Wake Forest.
2:16 pm PST: The Rapids second pick is defender Liam Callahan from Syracuse.
Learn more about Hamilton and Callahan here.
What do you think about the Rapids’ picks?