Coming in 2013: Super & Supplemental Drafts
Looking to 2013, Chivas USA starts off the year with the MLS SuperDraft, being held in Indianapolis. After closing the season with 30 points, 18th overall in MLS standings, the Goats get the second overall pick in the SuperDraft. This is Chivas’ only pick in the Draft after trading its second-round pick and midfielder Blair Gavin to New England in exchange for midfielder Shalrie Joseph.
Last year, the Red-and-White also had one pick, choosing University of Maryland’s Casey Townsend as the fifth overall selection. The rookie made 17 appearances for the Goats (10 starts) and scored the club’s season-opening goal in the 1-nil victory over Real Salt Lake in mid-March.
After the SuperDraft, the Goats must make more decisions in the Supplemental Draft, maintaining its second, 21st, 40th and 59th selections. In 2012, Chivas acquired a first round pick after trading Paulo Nagamura to Sporting Kansas City and their third round pick in exchange for Ryan Smith. The second round consisted of three trades, allowing the club to make four selections: Brian Rowe, Daniel Steres, Fabian Kling and Kevin Venegas.
Who will the Goats chose in 2013? Stay tuned!