Draft Order MLS: 2017 MLS Draft Order Round 3 45. Colorado Rapids (from Minnesota United F.C.): Jamie Siaj, F, Pfieffer, 46. Atlanta United F.C.: Andrew Wheeler-Ominu, M, Harvard, 47. Chicago Fire: Brandt Bronico, M, Charlotte, 48. Real Salt Lake (from Houston Dynamo): Andrew Putna, G, UIC, 49. Columbus Crew S.C.: Connor Maloney, D, Penn State, 50. San Jose Earthquakes: Christian Thierjung, F, California, 51. Vancouver Whitecaps: Jorge Gomez Sanchez, M, Temple, 52. Toronto F.C. (from Orlando City S.C.): Robert Moews, G, Duke, 53. F.C. Dallas (from New England Revolution): Austin Ledbetter, D, SIU Edwardsville, 54. New York City F.C. (from Portland Timbers): Chris Wingate, M, New Hampshire, 55. Philadelphia Union: Chris Nanco, F, Syracuse, 56. Seattle Sounders (from D.C. United): Bakie Goodman, M, Georgetown, 57. Real Salt Lake: Passed, 58. Sporting Kansas City: David Greczek, G, Rutgers, 59. F.C. Dallas (from Los Angeles Galaxy): Dakota Barnathan, M, Virginia Commonwealth, 60. New York City F.C.: Michael DeGraffenriedt, D, Louisville, 61. New York Red Bulls: Jordan Scarlett, D, Iona, 62. F.C. Dallas: Wuilito Fernandes, F, UMass Lowell, 63. Montreal Impact: Passed, 64. Orlando City S.C. (from Colorado Rapids): Danny Deakin, M, South Carolina, 65. Toronto F.C.: Oyvind Alseth, D, Syracuse, 66. Seattle Sounders: Jake Stovall, D, Wright State, Round 1 1. Minnesota United F.C.: Abu Danladi, F, UCLA, 2. Atlanta United F.C.: Miles Robinson, D, Syracuse, 3. New York City F.C. (from Chicago Fire): Jonathan Lewis, F, Akron, 4. Portland Timbers (from Houston Dynamo): Jeremy Ebobisse, F, Duke, 5. Columbus Crew S.C.: Lalas Abubakar, D, Dayton, 6. San Jose Earthquakes: Jackson Yueill, M, UCLA, 7. Vancouver Whitecaps: Jakob Nerwinski, D, Connecticut, 8. Atlanta United F.C. (from Orlando City S.C.): Julian Gressel, M, Providence, 9. Columbus Crew S.C. (from New England Revolution): Niko Hansen, F, New Mexico, 10. Houston Dynamo (from Portland Timbers): Joseph Holland, F, Hofstra, 11. Chicago Fire (from Philadelphia Union): Daniel Johnson, M, Louisville, 12. D.C. United: Chris Odoi-Atsem, D, Maryland, 13. Real Salt Lake: Reagan Dunk, D, Denver, 14. Sporting Kansas City: Colton Storm, D, North Carolina, 15. Colorado Rapids (from Los Angeles Galaxy): Sam Hamilton, M, Denver, 16. New York City F.C.: Kwame Awuah, M, Connecticut, 17. New York Red Bulls: Zeiko Lewis, M, Boston College, 18. F.C. Dallas: Jacori Hayes, M, Wake Forest, 19. Montreal Impact: Nick DePuy, F, U.C. Santa Barbara, 20. (from Colorado Rapids): Brian Wright, F, Vermont, 21. Toronto F.C.: Brandon Aubrey, D, Notre Dame, 22. Seattle Sounders: Brian Nana-Sinkham, D, Stanford, Round 2 23. Minnesota United F.C.: Alec Ferrell, G, Wake Forest, 24. Colorado Rapids (from Atlanta United F.C.): Liam Callahan, D, Syracuse, 25. Philadelphia Union (from Chicago Fire): Marcus Epps, F, South Florida, 26. Chicago Fire (from Houston Dynamo): Stefan Cleveland, G, Louisville, 27. Chicago Fire (from Columbus Crew S.C.): Guillermo Delgado, F, Delaware, 28. San Jose Earthquakes: Lindo Mfeka, M, South Florida, 29. Vancouver Whitecaps: Francis de Vries, D, Saint Francis, 30. Houston Dynamo (from Orlando City S.C.): Jake McGuire, G, Tulsa, 31. New England Revolution: Napo Matsoso, M, Kentucky, 32. Portland Timbers: Michael Amick, D, UCLA, 33. Philadelphia Union: Aaron Jones, D, Clemson, 34. D.C. United: Eric Klenofsky, G, Monmouth, 35. Real Salt Lake: Justin Schmidt, D, Washington, 36. Houston Dynamo (from Sporting Kansas City): Danilo Radjen, D, Akron, 37. F.C. Dallas (from Los Angeles Galaxy): Walker Hume, D, North Carolina, 38. New York City F.C.: Jalen Brown, F, Xavier, 39. New York Red Bulls: Ethan Kutler, F, Colgate, 40. F.C. Dallas: Adonijah Reid, F, ANB Academy, 41. Montreal Impact: Shamit Shome, M, Edmonton F.C., 42. Minnesota United F.C. (from Colorado Rapids): Thomas de Villardi, M, Delaware, 43. D.C. United (from Toronto F.C.): Jo Velte Rimstad, M, Radford, 44. Seattle Sounders: Dominic Oduro, F, F.C. Nordsjaelland


2017 MLS Super Draft Results




Round 3




Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: January 17, 2017.


  1. Colorado Rapids: Jamie Siaj, F, Pfieffer B Grade

    Jamie Siaj was the secondary striker behind Nate Regis at Pfeiffer. This is an okay selection, but I honestly think Regis would have been a better pick. Colorado was one of the teams that worked out Regis though so if they prefer his teammate Siaj I cannot fault them too much for that.


  2. Atlanta United F.C.: Andrew Wheeler-Ominu, M, Harvard D Grade

    First round center back Jordan Wilson out of Kentucky and Pfieffer forward Nate Regis would have been better selections. Andrew Wheeler-Ominu did attend the 2017 MLS Combine, so I won't bash this pick too much even though I dislike it.



  3. Chicago Fire: Brandt Bronico, M, Charlotte A Grade

    Brandt Bronico was a second round prospect. This was an awesome pick by Chicago here. Bronico only had 9 goals, 5 assists, and 24 points in 2016 which may explain why he dropped to the third round.


  4. Real Salt Lake: Andrew Putna, G, UIC F Grade

    I don't understand this pick. Real Salt Lake dominated on day 1 of the 2017 MLS Super Draft yet they whiffed on day 2 of the 2017 MLS Super Draft.



  5. Columbus Crew S.C.: Connor Maloney, D, Penn State C Grade

    Connor Maloney is undersized. I wasn't sure if he'd play forward, midfielder, or defender. I sort of have mixed feelings about this pick.


  6. San Jose Earthquakes: Christian Thierjung, F, California A- Grade

    I love this pick. My only question is why didn't San Jose take Thierjung over Lindo Mfeka in the second round? That's my reasoning for giving the Earthquakes an A- grade in the third round.


    The 5-11 165 lb Christian Thierjung has the versatility to play forward or midfielder lining up at striker, secondary striker, left wing, right wing, attacking midfielder, or central midfielder. Having that kind of versatility may help Thierjung get drafted in the first round.


    Christian Thierjung had 7 goals, 2 assists, and 16 points in 2014 in his first season as a starter. Christian Thierjung had 9 goals, 4 assists, and 22 points in 2015. Christian Thierjung had 9 goals, 1 assist, and 19 points in 2016. Thierjung got past Marvin Hezel of Florida International to get a goal this season in 2016.



  7. Vancouver Whitecaps: Jorge Gomez Sanchez, M, Temple A- Grade

    The 5-8 147 lb Jorge Gomez Sanchez had 13 goals, 5 assists, and 31 points in 2015. Jorge Gomez Sanchez had 14 goals, 3 assists, and 31 points in 2016. Jorge Gomez Sanchez seems like an ideal wing player.


    Jorge Gomez Sanchez is a first round prospect that may fall to the second round due to his size. He impressed me on tape with his kicking power, kicking accuracy, and dribbling on tape. Some teams had Jorge Gomez Sanchez as high as 8 on their boards back in October, but his size may cause him to fall to the back half of the first round, second round, or possibly even the third round.


    Jorge Gomez Sanchez can play striker, secondary striker, left wing, attacking midfielder, or right wing with his versatility on tape.


    Jorge Gomez Sanchez fell a lot further than I expected. I still think this is a good pick though.


  8. Toronto F.C.: Robert Moewes, G, Duke B+ Grade

    Toronto F.C. drafts a goalie for depth. Robert Moewes is the top goalie available.


    The 6-3 190 lb Robert Moewes was the top goalie left in the third round, but I like how he performed in the 2017 MLS Combine so I moved him up a round. Moewes went 7-8-2 in 17 starts with 24 goals allowed, 2 shutouts, a 0.76 GAA, and a .736 save percentage. Robert Moewes had 6 shutouts as a junior in 2015.


    Toronto F.C. only brought in Robert Moewes to push Alex Bono for the starting goalie job on Toronto F.C. II in the USL. Why else would they bring back Clint Irwing after spending a 2015 first round pick on Bono hoping for their goalie of the future.





  9. F.C. Dallas: Austin Ledbetter, D, SIU Edwardsville A Grade

    I had F.C. Dallas taking Ledbetter in the second round of my mock. Getting him here though after getting a top 10 pick in the first round and two first round picks in the second round is an absolute steal. F.C. Dallas continues to make the rest of the league look like a complete joke with their 2017 MLS Super Draft, plus their Academy is stacked with talent as well.


    F.C. Dallas drafts a defenseman for depth. The 5-11 160 lb Austin Ledbetter scored 6 goals and helped SIU Edwardsville produce 9 shutouts in 2016. Austin Ledbetter has the versatility to play left back, center back, right back, or defensive midfielder. SIU Edwardsville has developed a great reputation for developing MLS talent on the back line in years past.


  10. New York City F.C.: Chris Wingate, M, New Hampshire C Grade

    I had a fourth round grade on Chris Wingate. Some teams were impressed with him at the 2017 MLS Combine though.


    The 5-11 160 lb Chris Wingate had 4 goals, 8 assists, and 16 points in 2016. Wingate had some moments at the 2017 MLS Combine so he could end up in the third round.


    I felt like New York City F.C. should have reloaded on defense. At the same time, I don't completely hate this pick, yet I have a lot of mixed feelings about it which is why New York City F.C. got a C grade here.



  11. Philadelphia Union: Chris Nanco, F, Syracuse A Grade

    The Houston Dynamo should grab a striker to develop. Chris Nanco is a guy that lots of people are high on even though he wasn't a consistent goal scorer at Syracuse.


    Most mock draft outlets had a first to second round grade on Nanco. I've had a third round grade on him the entire time, but felt like he may get pushed up a bit due to a strong 2017 MLS Combine.


    There were also rumors about the Union having a first round grade on Nanco. The Union were high on Nanco, but they probably had more of a second to third round grade on Nanco and salivated when Nanco fell to them in the third round.



  12. Seattle Sounders: Bakie Goodman, M, Georgetown F Grade

    Seattle adds another midfielder for depth. Bakie Goodman is only 5-9 145 lbs. He really improved as a defender in 2016, but struggled on offense making him a possible fourth round pick at best after dropping out of most teams top 50 following the 2017 MLS Combine. I don't know why Seattle whiffed on this pick to be honest.


  13. Real Salt Lake: Passed F Grade

    I always hand out F grades to teams that pass on players at this point. At least make an effort to take someone here.



  14. Sporting Kansas City: David Greczek, G, Rutgers F Grade

    Nobody had this goalie in their top 100 either. One thing I really noticed with this years Super Draft is that a lot of teams reached for goalies as I expected them to. The only pet peeve I have is they reached for the wrong goalies.


  15. F.C. Dallas: Dakota Barnathan, M, Virginia Commonwealth A Grade

    F.C. Dallas drafts a project midfielder who I mocked to F.C. Dallas with their very next pick. Dakota Barnathan is 6-2 165 lbs. Baranthan had 3 goals, 4 assists, and 10 points in 2016. Barnathan can be an attacking midfielder or a defensive midfielder with his versatility. I still love this pick for F.C. Dallas despite him going higher than I expected since a lot of scouts had a top 50 grade on him. The only question was whether he would play forward, midfielder, or defense in the MLS which may be why he dropped to the third round.



  16. New York City F.C.: Michael DeGraffenriedt, D, Louisville A Grade

    New York City F.C. goes with a defender for depth in the third round. Michael DeGraffenreidt is 5-10 162 lbs and to be honest this is actually my favorite pick that New York City F.C. made. He has four years of experience as a center back at Louisville. He's probably going to move to left back or right back when you take his size into account.


  17. New York Red Bulls: Jordan Scarlett, D, Iona A Grade

    Jordan Scarlett is a four-year starter at Iona and a 6-1 198 lb center back. The New York Red Bulls did their homework and found an under the radar player plus the biggest defenseman in the entire 2017 MLS Super Draft.


  18. F.C. Dallas: Wuilito Fernandes, F, UMass Lowell A Grade

    Wuilito Fernandes is 6-0 180 lbs. Fernandes had 11 goals, 5 assists, and 27 points as a striker for UMass Lowell in 2016. Fernandes should have gone a round earlier. This is another awesome pick by F.C. Dallas.



  19. Montreal Impact: Passed F Grade

    I always hand out F grades to teams that pass on players at this point. At least make an effort to take someone here.


  20. Orlando City S.C.: Danny Deakin, M, South Carolina C Grade

    Danny Deakin had 11 goals as a forward in 2015 on the wing. Deakin moved to a central midfielder role and his numbers declined, but he really developed his skills as a passer and as a defender. Orlando City S.C. could draft Deakin as someone who could play on the wing for depth at this point in the third round. This is a solid pick,, but it also warrants a C grade since Orlando City S.C. ignored defense again.



  21. Toronto F.C.: Oyvind Alseth, D, Syracuse A Grade

    Toronto F.C. drafts an outside back for depth. Oyvind Aleseth can play left back, center back, or right back with his versatility.


    The 6-0 170 lb Oyvind Alseth got voted team captain in 2016. Alseth was on a back line with Miles Robinson that helped Syracuse tally 11 shutouts in 2016. Alseth is an outside back that I see as a first round talent, but most scouts don't have him in their top 50 so he could very easily fall to the third or fourth round even though I like his tape.


    I'm glad Toronto took a chance on Alseth. I think this is another excellent value pick by Toronto F.C.


  22. Seattle Sounders: Jake Stovall, D, Wright State B Grade

    The 6-2 196 lb Jake Stovall from Wright State helped Wright State record 9 shutouts as a center back in 2016. Even though PeGuy Ngatcha is my top prospect on Wright State, Seattle did their homework on Stovall and this is a solid pick in reality.







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