2012 MLS draft live results
1. Montreal - Duke D-MF Andrew Wenger
2. Vancouver - Akron F Darren Mattocks
3. New England - UCLA MF Kelyn Rowe
4. Toronto - UC-Santa Barbara MF Luis Silva
5. Chivas USA - Maryland F Casey Townsend
6. San Jose - UC-Santa Barbara F Sam Garza
7. D.C. United - Louisville MF Nick DeLeon (details to come)
8. Portland - Connecticut D Andrew Jean-Baptiste
9. Chicago - Louisville D Austin Berry
10. Columbus - Creighton F Ethan Finlay
Some background on D.C. United selection Nick DeLeon and picks 11-19 after the jump...
11. Dallas - North Carolina D Matt Hedges
12. Toronto - Notre Dame D Aaron Maund
13. Philadelphia - UCLA F Chandler Hoffman
14. Colorado - Connecticut MF Tony Cascio
15. Seattle - Creighton D Andrew Duran
16. Kansas City - South Florida F Dom Dwyer
17. Real Salt Lake - North Carolina MF Enzo Martinez
18. Houston - Louisville F Colin Rolfe
19. Los Angeles - Indiana D Tommy Meyer
Background on D.C. United selection Nick DeLeon:
A 5-10, 170-pound wide midfielder for Louisville, DeLeon scored six goals with six assists in 2011 for the Cardinals, who advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals before falling to UCLA, 1-0, in double overtime.
DeLeon finished his two-year career at Louisville with 14 goals and nine assists.
DeLeon has already signed with MLS, and provides more attacking flexibility for United. DeLeon’s father, LeRoy DeLeon, a Trinidad & Tobago international, played for the Washington Diplomats from 1974-77.
I’ll have more on the selection, including quotes from DeLeon and United Coach Ben Olsen, in tomorrow’s paper.
The 2012 MLS draft will begin at noon at the Kansas City (Mo.) Convention Center.
The draft will be shown on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com. D.C. United holds the No. 7 pick. Stay here as I’ll update the selections live and will post comment from United’s choice and D.C. Coach Ben Olsen.
Here are the top 10 candidates and United’s draft outlook, as Steven Goff sees them.
First-round order: 1. Montreal; 2. Vancouver; 3. New England; 4. Toronto; 5. Chivas USA; 6. San Jose; 7. D.C. United; 8. Portland; 9. Chicago; 10. Columbus; 11. Dallas; 12. Toronto (from New York); 13. Philadelphia; 14. Colorado; 15. Seattle; 16. Kansas City; 17; Real Salt Lake; 18. Houston; 19. Los Angeles.