Top pick Harrison NYCFC-bound after chaotic MLS SuperDraft

BY Kyle McCarthy • January 14, 2016

BALTIMORE --

New York City FC acquired top pick Jack Harrison as part of a trade-filled MLS SuperDraft on Thursday.

Chicago Fire drafted Harrison with the first overall selection, but the Fire eventually traded Harrison to NYCFC for Stanford defender Brandon Vincent (fourth overall pick) and an undisclosed amount of general allocation money.

"Who wouldn't want to be coached by Patrick Vieira? But I was happy going to Chicago," Harrison said. "I just wanted a place where they'd give me a good opportunity and I could make the most out of it."

The move for Harrison marked the first of five first-round trades, including a swap between Colorado and Philadelphia to pave the way for the Union to pick Georgetown defender Joshua Yaro with the second overall pick.

 

2016 MLS SUPERDRAFT - FIRST ROUND

PICK CLUB PLAYER COLLEGE
1. New York City FC (from Chicago Fire)
Jack Harrison (MF)
Wake Forest
2. Philadelphia Union (from Colorado) Joshua Yaro (DF)
Georgetown
3. Philadelphia Union Keegan Rosenberry (DF) Georgetown
4. Chicago Fire (from New York City FC)
Brandon Vincent (DF)
Stanford
5. Real Salt Lake
Omar Holness (MF)
North Carolina
6. Philadelphia Union (via Houston)
Fabian Herbers (FW)
Creighton
7. Orlando City
Richie Laryea (MF)
Akron
8. San Jose Earthquakes
Andrew Tarbell (GK)
Clemson
9. Toronto FC Tsubasa Endoh (MF)
Maryland
10. New England Revolution Jordan McCrary (DF)
North Carolina
11. D.C. United (from Sporting Kansas City)
Julian Buescher (MF)
Syracuse
12. Chicago Fire (from Colorado/LA Galaxy)
Jonathan Campbell (DF)
North Carolina
13. Orlando City (from D.C. United)
Hadji Barry (FW) Central Florida
14. Montréal Impact
Kyle Fisher (DF)
Clemson
15. Colorado Rapids (from Chicago/Seattle)
Emmanuel Appiah (MF)
Cincinnati
16.   Vancouver Whitecaps Cole Seiler (DF)
Georgetown
17. FC Dallas Ryan Herman (GK)
Washington
18. New York Red Bulls
Justin Bilyeu (DF) SIU-Edwardsville
19. Columbus Crew SC Rodrigo Saravia (MF)
Florida Gulf Coast
20. Portland Timbers Ben Polk (FW)
Syracuse

2016 MLS SUPERDRAFT - SECOND ROUND

PICK CLUB PLAYER COLLEGE
21.
Columbus Crew SC (from Chicago via Orlando) Chase Minter (MF) Cal Poly
22. Chicago Fire (from Colorado Rapids) Alex Morrell (MF) North Florida
23. Philadelphia Union Taylor Washington (DF) George Mason
24. Montréal Impact (from New York City FC)
Michael Salazar (FW) UC - Riverside
25. Real Salt Lake
Max Lachoweki (DF) Notre Dame
26. Houston Dynamo
Ivan Magalhaes (DF) Maryland
27. Seattle Sounders (from Orlando via TFC/Philly)
Tony Alfaro (DF) Cal State - Dominguez Hills
28. San Jose Earthquakes
Patrick Hodan (MF) Notre Dame
29. Vancouver Whitecaps Chris Hellmann (FW) Lynn
30. New England Revolution Michael Gamble (FW) Wake Forest
31. Columbus Crew SC (from Sporting Kansas City)
Kyle Parker (FW) UNC - Charlotte
32. D.C. United (from LA Galaxy via Orlando City)
Paul Clowes (MF) Clemson
33.
FC Dallas (from DC via Chicago via Colorado) Timo Piter (MF/FW) Creighton
34. Montréal Impact
Eric Verso (MF) Stanford
35. Seattle Sounders Zach Mathers (MF) Duke
36.
Vancouver Whitecaps Thomas Sanner (FW) Princeton
37. Colorado Rapids (from FC Dallas) Dennis Castillo (DF) VCU
38. New York Red Bulls
Zach Carroll (DF) Michigan State
39. Montréal Impact (from Columbus Crew SC)
Keegan Smith (FW) San Diego
40. Portland Timbers Neco Brett (FW) Robert Morris
41. Columbus Crew SC (from Chivas USA) Marshall Hollingsworth (FW) Wheaton

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