The first two rounds of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft were held today in Philadelphia, and the Colorado Rapids stuck with their two 2nd Round picks (25th and 27th overall).
Rapids Rabbi predicted that the Rapids would pick up a goalkeeper, but several of the best options went in the first round. Eric Dick, who was perhaps the best keeper in the draft, went to Sporting Kansas City in the 13th overall pick. Another solid keeper, Jeff Caldwell, went to NYCFC in the 19th overall pick. Houston Dynamo joined the trend, selecting Michael Nelson 20th overall. Columbus Crew kept it going with the 21st overall pick and chose Ben Lundgaard from Virginia Tech.
While there were rumors of the Rapids going after a goalkeeper, they went a different route with their two 2nd round picks.
25th Overall Pick: Alan Winn, Forward from UNC-Chapel Hill
27th Overall Pick: Frantzdy Pierrot, Forward from Coastal Carolina University
Read more about him on the CCU website, but he supposedly made a strong showing at the combine. While Pierrot is Haitian, he has an American passport, which means he would not take up an international slot.
Catching up on picks, Rapids took UNC's Alan Winn at 25 (Good value there), Whitecaps grab Creighton right back Lucas Stauffer (excellent at the combine) at 26, Rapids take big Haitian forward Frandtzy Pierrot at 27 (He has an American passport, which is big). #MLSSuperDraft— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) January 19, 2018
The third and fourth rounds (called the Supplemental Draft) will be held via teleconference on Sunday, January 21 at 2 p.m. EST.
To see what all the teams did, check out the draft tracker here.