Western Conference Round-up: Jan. 20
Taking over this week, MLS hosted the Player Combine in Ft. Lauderdale and then moved onto the SuperDraft on Thursday. Chivas USA selected University of Connecticut’s Carlos Alvarez in the second overall pick.
Below are the Western Conference SuperDraft picks:
Colorado Rapids: Deshorn Brown, D, Central Florida (6); Dillon Powers, M, Notre Dame (11); Kory Kindle, D, CSUB (25)
FC Dallas: Walker Zimmerman, D, Furman (7); Ryan Hollingshead, M, UCLA (20)
LA Galaxy: Charlie Rugg, F, Boston College (19); Kofi Opare, D, Michigan (24); Greg Cochrane, D, Louisville (38)
Portland Timbers: Dylan Tucker-Gangnes, D, Washington (34)
Real Salt Lake: John Stertzer, M, Maryland (12); Devon Sandoval, F, New Mexico (29)
San Jose Earthquakes: Tommy Muller, D, Georgetown (15); Dan Delgado, M, San Diego (33)
Seattle Sounders: Eriq Zavaleta, F, Indiana (10); Dylan Remick, D, Brown University (35)
Vancouver Whitecaps: Kekuta Manneh, F, Austin Aztex (4); Erik Hurtado, F, Santa Clara (5)
Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter continues making moves in an effort to put together his ideal roster. This week, Real Salt Lake obtained the rights of former Timber Robbie Findlay, while San Jose Earthquakes acquired Mike Fucito from the Portland team. Colorado Rapids signed Dillon Serna as a Homegrown Player and Chilean winger Kevin Harbottle, who most recently played with Universidad Catolica in Chile.
Chivas USA began preseason on Thursday; players reported for physicals and returned on Friday for first day of training. All other Western Conference teams will begin preseason on Monday, Jan. 21.