VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC select seventh in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, which begins on Friday, January 13 in Los Angeles, California. The club also owns the 29th, 51st, and 73rd selections, for a total of four draft picks, with one in each round.
Rounds 1 and 2 of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, beginning at 12 p.m. PT, and will be livestreamed on whitecapsfc.com/2017SuperDraft
Rounds 3 and 4 of the SuperDraft will take place via conference call on Tuesday, January 17 at a time to be determined.
Each of the four picks are the club’s natural selections.
Stay tuned to whitecapsfc.com for the latest news from the draft.
The club’s four picks in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft are:
No. 7: Natural first round selection
No. 29: Natural second round selection
No. 51: Natural third round selection
No. 73: Natural fourth round selection
The following 28 Whitecaps FC players are currently under contract for the 2017 season, including six who were acquired by the club via the MLS SuperDraft in previous years – Christian Dean, Erik Hurtado, Kekuta Manneh, Tim Parker, Spencer Richey, and Cole Seiler.
Goalkeepers (3): David Ousted, Spencer Richey, Paolo Tornaghi
Defenders (10): Sam Adekugbe*, Christian Dean, Marcel de Jong, David Edgar, Jordan Harvey, Brett Levis, Tim Parker, Cole Seiler, Kendall Waston, Sheanon Williams
Midfielders (11): Christian Bolaños, Marco Bustos, Alphonso Davies, Deybi Flores, Kianz Froese, Andrew Jacobson, Matías Laba, Ben McKendry, Nicolás Mezquida, Cristian Techera, Russell Teibert
Wingers/Strikers (2): Giles Barnes, Kekuta Manneh
Strikers (2): Kyle Greig, Erik Hurtado
*On loan with English club Brighton & Hove Albion FC through June 2017
Whitecaps FC kick off their 2017 preseason camp this month, beginning when they leave for their first-ever trip to Wales on Monday, January 23.