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MLS Draft 2015: Story Stream

With the first pick of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, Orlando City picks Cyle Larin

Eryin Wandel

To almost no one's surprise, Orlando City SC chose Cyle Larin with the First overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft. The 6' 2" forward from the University of Connecticut is with the Canadian U-20's in Jamaica, but he did have a prerecorded message thanking the Orlando ownership, coaching staff, and fans. Larin had 23 goals and 6 assists with the Huskies during his two year stint.

New York City FC went second, taking Khiry Shelton from Oregon State University - only after using their five minute time out. The 6' 2" forward will be joining Frank Lampard Mix Diskerud in the Bronx this season after 19 goals and 17 assists with the Beavers over four years.

Montreal Impact selects Jamaican forward Romario Williams from the University of Central Florida. Williams is 5' 11" forward who amassed 18 goals and 5 assists in his three years in Orlando with the Knights.

The San Jose Earthquakes selected Fatai Alashe from Michigan State University. Alashe is a 6' midfielder who had 14 goals and 15 assists with the Spartans over four years. He also played for Reading United in 2013.

The Portland Timbers chose Nick Besler fifth. The younger brother of Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler, the 6'1" midfielder from the University of Notre Dame had 2 goals and 5 assists in 72 games in his four year career in South Bend.

Toronto FC took Alex Bono number six from Syracuse. The first goalkeeper taken in this year's draft, Bono allowed 46 goals in 59 games for the Orange in three years.

The Chicago Fire selected Matt Polster from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville. Polster is a 6' defender was a NSCAA All-West Region First Team defender in 2014 for SIUE.

The Houston Dynamo took Zach Steinberger eighth overall. The 5'11" midfielder from Butler University had 14 goals and 15 assists in his four year career. He also attended the famed Bradenton Academy in Bradenton, Florida (home of hte United States residency program).

Toronto FC took Clement Simonin with the ninth overall pick. Simonin is a defender from North Carolina State University whose entry isn't in the media guide.

Sporting Kansas City took Connor Hallisey tenth from the University of California. Hallisey is a 5'9" midfielder from Cal who had 12 goals and 19 assists in his four years with the Golden Bears, although 12 of those assists came in 2014.

Toronto FC took Canadian defender Skylar Thomas from Syracuse University. The 6'4" defender was a member to an Orange defense that had eight shutouts in 2013.

SKC took Saad Abdul-Salaam from the University of Akron. The 6'4" defender was All-MAC Second Team in 2013.

The Vancouver Whitecaps took Tim Parker, a 6'2" defender from St. John's University. Parker had a goal and an assist in each of his four seasons.

Colorado Rapids traded the 19th pick and future considerations with Columbus Crew SC to acquire the 14th pick, which they use to select Axel Sjoberg from Marquette University. The 6'7" Swedish defender helped the USL PDL Thunder Bay chill to the 2013 PDL regular season title and was named Best Defender two years in a row.

FC Dallas chose 6' English defender Otis Earle from the University of California - Riverside with the 15th pick. Earle was NSCAA All-Far West Region Third Team in 2014, notching up 5 goals and 14 assists in his four year career with UC Riverside.

Real Salt Lake traded the 16th pick to Seattle Sounders for the 27th pick and future considerations. RSL then took Cristian Roldan from the University of Washington. The 5'8" midfielder had 10 goals and 7 assists in his two years with the Huskies.

D.C. United took 5'9" University of San Francisco forward Miguel Aguilar. The Mexican forward had 15 goals and 9 assists in his 4 years.

The New York Red Bulls took 5'11" midfielder Leo Stoltz from the University of California-Los Angeles. Stoltz had 24 goals and 27 assists in his four years, but there's no certainty he'll play in MLS as rumors abound that he will head abroad to play.

Columbus selected Sergio Campbell from the University of Connecticut . The 6'4" Jamaican defender was voted American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2014.

SKC took midfielder Amadou Dia from Clemson University with the twentieth pick.

With the twenty-first and final pick in the SuperDraft, the LA Galaxy selected Ignacio Maganto from Iona College. The 5'8" Spanish forward scored 27 goals and contributed 14 assists in his four year career.

Second Round

22. Orlando City SC - Conor Donovan - D - North Carolina State

23. New York City FC - Connor Brandt - MF - University of San Diego

24. Portland Timbers - Andy Thoma - D - University of Washington

25. Orlando City SC - Akeil Barrett - F - University of Tulsa

26. Colorado Rapids - Joseph Greenspan - D - United States Naval Academy

27. Real Salt Lake - Boyd Okwuonu - D - University of North Carolina

28. Chicago Fire - Kingsley Rice - F - Saint Louis

29. Toronto FC - Wesley Charpie - D - South Florida

30. Houston Dynamo (acquires pick from Sporting Kansas City for future considerations) - Oumar Ballo - D - University of Maryland - Baltimore County

31. Philadelphia Union - Dzenan Catic - F - Davenport University

32. Portland Timbers - Christian Volesky - F - S. Illinois-Edwardsville

33. Seattle Sounders - Tyler Miller - GK - Northwestern

34. Portland Timbers - Kharlton Belmar - F - Virginia Commonwealth

35. Columbus Crew - Sagi Lev-Ari - F - CSU Northridge

36. Houston Dynamo - Rob Lovejoy - F - North Carolina

37. Toronto FC - Edwin Rivas - F - CSU Northridge

38. Vancouver Whitecaps - Kay Banjo - F - University of Maryland - Baltimore County

39. New York Red Bulls - Stefano Bonomo - F - California

40. Seattle Sounders - Oniel Fisher - MF - New Mexico

41. Philadelphia Union - Eric Bird - MF - Virginia

42. D.C. United - Dan Metzger - Maryland