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Final CSN 2019 MLS SuperDraft Mock Draft

The twentieth MLS SuperDraft will take place in Chicago, Illinois on Friday, January 11, 2019.  College Soccer News' updated projections are provided below. 

1. FC Cincy – Frankie Amaya** (UCLA) – Cincy picks Amaya, a U.S youth international, who despite not playing in the combine, remains one of the players with the highest upside in this draft class.

2. San Jose – Tajon Buchanan** (Syracuse) – If San Jose keeps their pick, Buchanan, a pacey winger and GA player is the best available.

3. Orlando City – Andre Shinyashiki (Denver) – Orlando City could go many directions with this pick, but they go with Shinyashiki, a natural goalscorer and creator, who could be productive, if used correctly.

4. FC Dallas – Callum Montgomery (Charlotte) – Dallas goes with the most MLS ready defender in the draft, Mongomery, a steady CB, who showed MLS scouts his 1 v 1 defending and ability to play out of the back.

5. Chicago Fire – John Nelson** (UNC) – With the retirement of Brandon Vincent, Chicago pick the best LB available and member of the GA class, John Nelson.

6. Toronto FC – Dayne St. Clair** (Maryland) – Toronto goes with Canadian GK they’re familiar with, St. Clair, who’s the GK with the brightest future.

7. Minnesota – Siad Haji** (VCU) – Once considered a potential number one pick, Haji, falls to Minnesota, a team that will be glad to get the U.S. YNT playmaker.

8. Houston – JJ Williams** (Kentucky) – Houston goes with the strong forward, J.J Williams, who despite having an average combine, showed enough this year at Kentucky to earn a top 10 selection.

9. New England – Griffin Dorsey** (Indiana) – With the ninth pick, Friedel selects a U.S. youth international he’s familiar with in Dorsey, capable of playing centrally or on the wing.

10. FC Dallas – Santiago Patino (FIU) – Dallas select Patino, a strong and creative forward, who showed well at the MLS Combine.

11. New England – Tommy McCabe (Notre Dame) – New England nab McCabe a former U.S residency midfielder, who’s fluid in possession and could be a good fit, if used correctly.

12. LA Galaxy – Camden Riley (Pacific) – Galaxy go with a local product they’re familiar with in Riley, a technical midfielder.

13. Philadelphia Union – Logan Gdula (Wake Forest) – The Union choose athletic right back Gdula, who may end up being the top outside back in this draft class.

14. DC United – Andrew Samuels (Maryland) – DC United go with Samuels, a versatile player, capable of playing right back or as a defensive midfielder.

15. Colorado – DeJuan Jones (Michigan State) – The Rapids pick Jones, a pacey athlete, who will likely be used as a winger or outside back.

16. FC Cincy – Akeem Ward (Creighton) – FC Cincy pick Ward, a smart outside back, who should add depth for the expansion side.

17. Real Salt Lake – Sergio Rivas (Seattle) – RSL go with creative midfielder Rivas, who RSL will be glad drops to them this late in the first round.

18. Columbus – Brad Dunwell (Wake Forest) – Columbus pick Dunwell, a midfielder who’s simple in possession and was once thought of as a consensus top ten pick.

19. NYCFC – Rashid Nuhu (Fordham) – NYCFC select the best GK available with the athletic Rashid Nuhu out of Fordham.

20. Seattle Sounders – Tucker Bone (Air Force) – The Sounders take a waiver on Tucker Bone, who impressed with his vision and passing ability at the combine.

21. Sporting KC – Amir Bashti (Stanford) – Sporting KC pick one of the top wingers in the draft with Bashti, a former San Jose Earthquakes product.

22. New York Red Bulls – Prosper Figbe (Virginia) – The Red Bulls pick Figbe, a strong CB, who could develop into an MLS player if he improves his passing.

23. Portland Timbers – Abdi Mohamed (Akron) – Portland pick Mohamed, a smart midfielder, converted to right back.

24. Atlanta Utd – Anderson Asiedu (UCLA) – Atlanta pick Asiedu, a ball-winning defensive midfielder, who improved his stock with a great combine performance.

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