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2021 MLS SuperDraft Open Thread

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Come join us to talk about this year’s draft!

SOCCER: JAN 11 MLS SuperDraft Photo by Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s that time of year, folks. The 2021 MLS SuperDraft is finally upon us, and the Portland Timbers hold three picks in this one: The eighth pick, the 43rd pick, and the 70th pick. Some mock drafts (and our very own Sam Svilar) have the Timbers taking defender Matt Di Rosa out of Maryland with their top pick, but we’ll have to wait and see how it all turns out.

This open thread won’t just be for Timbers picks. Feel free to discuss just about anything that is happening during the draft. Unlike the 2021 NWSL Draft, only part of the SuperDraft will actually be broadcasted, but we’ll still update this article with every pick as it’s made. Every trade as it happens will also be documented right here.

Whatever happens, just know that you’ll have plenty of people to talk about the draft with right here on Stumptown Footy. Now let’s get to drafting!

2021 MLS SuperDraft Order

Ever pick will be updated as it happens.

  1. Austin FC — Daniel Pereira, Midfielder, Virginia Tech University
  2. FC Cincinnati — Calvin Harris, Forward, Wake Forest University
  3. Colorado Rapids — Philip Mayaka, Midfielder, Clemson University
  4. D.C. United — Kimarni Smith, Forward, Clemson University
  5. D.C. United — Michael DeShields, Defender, Wake Forest University
  6. Houston Dynamo — Ethan Bartlow, Defender, University of Washington
  7. Real Salt Lake — Bret Halsey, Defender, University of Virginia
  8. Orlando City — Derek Dodson, Forward, Georgetown University
  9. Vancouver Whitecaps — David Egbo, Forward, Akron University
  10. Inter Miami FC — Josh Penn, Forward, Indiana University
  11. Austin FC — Freddy Kleemann, Defender, University of Washington
  12. San Jose Earthquakes — Thomas Williamson, Forward, University of California-Berkeley
  13. New York Red Bulls — Luther Archimede, Forward, Syracuse University
  14. LAFC — Daniel Trejo, Forward, California State University, Northridge
  15. FC Dallas — Nicky Hernandez, Midfielder, Southern Methodist University
  16. LA Galaxy — Josh Drack, Forward, University of Denver
  17. Minnesota United — Justin McMaster, Forward, Wake Forest University
  18. Minnesota United — Nabi Kibunguchy, Defender, University California, Davis
  19. Orlando City — Rio Hope-Gund, Defender Georgetown University
  20. Nashville SC — Irakoze Donasiyano, Forward, University of Virginia
  21. Austin FC — Aedan Stanley, Defender, Duke University
  22. Orlando City — Brandon Hackenberg, Defender, Penn State Universtiy
  23. Vancouver Whitecaps — Javain Brown, Defender, University of South Florida
  24. New England Revolution — Edward Kizza, Forward, University of Pittsburgh
  25. Toronto FC — Matt Di Rosa, Midfielder, University of Maryland
  26. Inter Miami — Aime Mabika, Defender, University of Kentucky
  27. Columbus Crew — Justin Malou, Defender, Clemson University
  28. Austin FC — Daniel Steedman, Forward, University of Virginia
  29. FC Cincinnati — Avionne Flanagan, Defender, University of South Florida
  30. Houston Dynamo — Kristofer Strickler, Forward, Virginia Tech University
  31. Atlanta United — Josh Bauer, Defender, University of New Hampshire
  32. D.C. United — Logan Panchot, Midfielder, Stanford University
  33. Chicago Fire — Jackson Ragen, Defender, University of Michigan
  34. Real Salt Lake — Elijah Amo, Forward, University of Louisville
  35. LA Galaxy — Preston Judd, Forward, University of Denver
  36. Nashville SC — Tom Judge, Defender, James Madison University
  37. Inter Miami FC — Joseph Hafferty, Defender, Oregon State University
  38. Minnesota United — Sean O’Hearn, Defender, Georgetown University
  39. San Jose Earthquakes — George Asomani, Midfielder, North Carolina State University
  40. New York Red Bulls — Lamine Conte, Midfielder, University of Louisville
  41. LAFC — CC Uche, Defender, Ohio State University
  42. Colorado Rapids — PASS
  43. Portland Timbers — Dawson McCartney, Midfielder, Dartmouth University
  44. New York City FC — Ben Di Rosa, Defender, University of Maryland
  45. Toronto FC — Nathaniel Crofts, Forward, University of Virginia
  46. Vancouver Whitecaps — Eric Illoski, Midfielder, UCLA
  47. Chicago Fire — Christian Pinzon, Forward, California State University, Fullerton
  48. FC Dallas — Colin Shutler, Goalkeeper, University of Virginia
  49. Orlando City — Andrew Pannenberg, Goalkeeper, Wake Forest University
  50. Sporting KC — Matt Constant, Defender, University of North Carolina
  51. New England Revolution — Francois Dulysee, Defender, Manhattan College
  52. Columbus Crew — Joshua Jackson-Ketchup, Defender, Ohio State University
  53. Vancouver Whitecaps — Joel Harrison, Defender, University of Michigan
  54. FC Cincinnati — Jonas Fjeldberg, Midfielder/Defender, University of Dayton
  55. Austin FC — Noah Lawrence, Goalkeeper, University of Cincinnati
  56. FC Cincinnati — Matthew Vowinkel, Forward, Hofstra University
  57. Houston Dynamo — Brandon Terwege, Defender, Southern Methodist University
  58. Columbus Crew — PASS
  59. Atlanta United — Aiden McFadden, Forward, University of Notre Dame
  60. Chicago Fire — Mitch Guitar, Midfielder, University of Wisconsin
  61. Real Salt Lake — Aris Briggs, Forward, Georgia Sate University
  62. LA Galaxy — PASS
  63. Club de Foot Montreal — Guiuseppe Barone, Midfielder, Michigan State University
  64. Toronto FC — Paul Rothrock, Midfielder, Georgetown University
  65. Club de Foot Montreal — PASS
  66. San Jose Earthquakes — PASS
  67. New York Red Bulls — AJ Marcucci, Goalkeeper, Connecticut College
  68. LAFC — Alvaro Quezada, Forward, University of Califronia, Irvine
  69. Colorado Rapids — PASS
  70. Portland Timbers — Diego Gutierrez, Forward, Creighton University
  71. New York City FC — Vuk Latinovich, Midfielder, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  72. Toronto FC — Jon-Talen Maples, Defender, Southern Methodist University
  73. Nashville SC — Sondre Norheim, Defender, Syracuse University
  74. Nashville SC — Tor Saunders, Goalkeeper, Coastal Carolina University
  75. FC Dallas — Thiabut Jacquel, Forward, Campbell University
  76. FC Dallas — Mark Salas, Defender, University of North Carolina
  77. Sporting KC — Jamil Roberts, Forward, Marshall University
  78. New England Revolution — PASS
  79. FC Dallas — Giovanni Montesdeoca, Forward, University of North Carolina
  80. Seattle Sounders — TJ Bush, Goalkeeper, James Madison University
  81. New York Red Bulls — PASS
  82. Sporting KC — PASS
  83. Inter Miami FC — PASS
  84. Real Salt Lake — Rene White, Forward, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  85. Inter Miami FC — PASS
  86. Nashville SC — Leroy Enzugusi

Draft Day Trades

If a trade happens during the draft, you’ll find it here.

Timbers make the first trade!

The Timbers sent the eighth pick to Orlando City in exchange for $100,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM).

Rapids move into top three

The Colorado Rapids acquired the third pick in the draft from the Houston Dynamo in exchange for $200,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) and the sixth overall pick.

Dynamo acquire Derrick Jones from Nashville SC

Houston made another move shortly after the Rapids trade, acquiring Derrick Jones from Nashville SC. Nashville received $150,000 in 2021 General Allocation Money and $150,000 in 2022 General Allocation Money.

D.C. United grabs two picks from Atlanta United

D.C. United acquired the fifth and 32nd pick in the draft in exchange for the 31st pick and $125,000 in General Allocation Money.

Minnesota gets 17th pick from NYCFC...

The Loons acquired the 17th pick from NYCFC in exchange for $50,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) and a potential $25,000 in GAM depending on performance.

...And then again for the 18th pick!

One trade right after another. Minnesota traded for the 18th pick, giving Toronto FC General Allocation Money ($50,000 worth) and the 25th pick for the selection.

Austin gets ANOTHER first round pick

Austin FC traded with the Colorado Rapids for the 21st pick, with the Rapids getting $50,000 in General Allocation Money in return.