MLS 2011 SuperDraft Details

Portland holds No. 2 overall selection

MLS SuperDraft 2011 Announce

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PORTLAND, Ore.— The Portland Timbers will participate in the 2011 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft, presented by adidas, on Thursday, Jan. 13, in Baltimore, Md., as the club continues to build its roster for its inaugural MLS season in 2011. The Timbers hold the No. 2 overall selection in the draft.

The 2011 SuperDraft will consist of three rounds of 18 picks for a total of 54 player selections:

ROUND 1
1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
2 Portland Timbers
3 D.C. United
4 Chivas USA
5 Philadelphia Union
6 New England Revolution
7 Houston Dynamo
8 Vancouver Whitecaps FC (from Toronto FC)
9 Chicago Fire*
10 Sporting Kansas City
11 Seattle Sounders FC
12 Columbus Crew
13 New York Red Bulls
14 Real Salt Lake
15 San Jose Earthquakes
16 LA Galaxy
17 FC Dallas
18 Colorado Rapids

ROUND 2
19 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
20 Portland Timbers
21 Seattle Sounders FC (from D.C. United)
22 Portland Timbers (from Real Salt Lake, Chivas USA)
23 Philadelphia Union
24 New England Revolution
25 New York Red Bulls (from Houston Dynamo)
26 Toronto FC
27 Chicago Fire*
28 Columbus Crew (from Philadelphia Union, Sporting Kansas City)
29 Seattle Sounders FC
30 New York Red Bulls (from Columbus Crew)
31 D.C. United (from New York Red Bulls)
32 Sporting Kansas City (from Real Salt Lake)
33 San Jose Earthquakes
34 LA Galaxy
35 FC Dallas
36 Colorado Rapids

ROUND 3
37 Vancouver Whitecaps FC
38 New York Red Bulls (from Portland Timbers)
39 New England Revolution (from D.C. United)
40 Chivas USA
41 Philadelphia Union
42 New England Revolution
43 Toronto FC (from Houston Dynamo)
44 Toronto FC (from Colorado Rapids, Toronto FC)
45 Chicago Fire*
46 Sporting Kansas City
47 Seattle Sounders FC
48 Columbus Crew
49 Chicago Fire (from New York Red Bulls)
50 LA Galaxy (from Real Salt Lake, LA Galaxy, Real Salt Lake)
51 Chicago Fire (from San Jose Earthquakes)
52 Real Salt Lake (from LA Galaxy)
53 FC Dallas
54 New England Revolution (from Colorado Rapids)

*Chicago and Seattle trade on 7/31/10. Pick to be determined 24 hours prior to the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.

The first round of the SuperDraft will be televised live on ESPN2, starting at 9 a.m. (Pacific), with subsequent rounds carried online at www.MLSsoccer.com.

In addition to the No. 2 overall pick, the Timbers have two selections in the second round – the 20th and 22nd overall picks. Portland’s third-round selection was traded to the New York Red Bulls in exchange for midfielder Jeremy Hall on Nov. 22, 2010.

To complement the SuperDraft, MLS will hold a Supplemental Draft on Tuesday, Jan. 18, that will also consist of three rounds of 18 picks. Selections that had been traded between clubs as fourth-round SuperDraft selections will now be reflected in the first-round draft order of the Supplemental Draft. The first round of the Supplemental Draft will follow the order of what was to be the fourth round of this year’s SuperDraft.

The awarding of the No. 2 pick in the SuperDraft to the Timbers was determined in the MLS Expansion Priority Draft.

The Timbers open their inaugural MLS season Saturday, March 19, on the road against the defending-MLS Cup champion Colorado Rapids. Portland will play host to the Chicago Fire in its home opener Thursday, April 14, at PGE Park. Timbers season tickets are available now by calling (503) 553-5555; additional ticket information is available online at www.portlandtimbers.com.