Today is the day; the 2015 Major League Soccer Superdraft is here and the Portland Timbers have plenty of picks to keep the day interesting.
The Superdraft will be going down at 9:30 AM PT today and will be broadcast online this year by MLSsoccer.com. We will have the stream embedded below and will be hosting a discussion in the comments as it unfolds, so feel free to stick around for all of this morning's news.
For their part, the Timbers have picks No. 5, 24, 32, and 34 in the first two rounds.
Beyond the picks, draft day is always one of the most active times for trading in MLS as teams move up and down in the draft order and this year promises to be no different as there are whispers of a number of teams, the Timbers included, making moves.
No. 5: Nick Besler
Acquired from the Colorado Rapids for Danny Mwanga in September of 2012
Natural Pick; Traded to Toronto FC as a part of the Maximiliano Urruti trade in September of 2013
Acquired from the Montreal Impact for Futty Danso in June of 2014
Acquired from the Vancouver Whitecaps for the rights to Nigel Reo-Coker in February of 2013