Friday, January 15, 2010

MLS 1st Round SuperDraft Picks That Have Gone to Europe

These are the 1st Round MLS SuperDraft picks that have eventually played (or not played...) in Europe after being drafted. Note: The "SuperDraft" format began in 2000 when the College Draft and Supplemental Draft were combined to make it exceptionally 'Super'


2000
#1 - Steve Shak - Bodens BK (Sweden)
#3 - Adin Brown - Aalesunds FK (Norway)
#4 - Carlos Bocanegra - Fulham (England); Rennes (France)
#6 - Danny Califf - Aalborg BK (Denmark); Midtjylland (Denmark)
#12 - Bobby Convey - Reading (England)

2001
#4 - Ryan Nelsen - Blackburn Rovers (England)

2002
#1 - Chris Gbandi - FK Haugesund (Norway)
#6 - Luchi Gonzalez - Bodens BK (Sweden)

2003
#3 - Nate Jaqua - SC Rheindorf Altach (Austria)
#9 - Pat Noonan - Aalesunds FK (Norway)

2004
#1 - Freddy Adu - Benfica (Portugal); Monaco (France); Belenenses (Portugal); Aris Thessalonki (Greece)
#3 - Joseph Ngwenya - SK Austria KΓ€rnten (Austria); Antalyaspor (Turkey)
#4 - Matt Taylor - TuS Koblenz (Germany); FSV Frankfurt (Germany)
#7 - Clarence Goodson - IK Start (Norway)
#8 - Clint Dempsey - Fulham (England)

2005
#2 - Brad Guzan - Aston Villa (England)
#7 - Hunter Freeman - IK Start (Norway)
#9 - Michael Parkhurst - Nordsjælland (Denmark)
#10 - Jack Stewart - Moss FK (Norway); Nybergsund IL (Norway)
#11 - Scott Sealy - Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel); Bnei Sakhnin (Israel)

2006
#4 - Yura Movsisyan - Randers (Denmark)

2007
#1 - Maurice Edu - Rangers (Scotland)
#2 - Bakary Soumare - US Boulogne (France)
#11 - Bryan Arguez - Hertha Berlin (Germany)

2008
#12 - Dominic Cervi - Celtic (Scotland)

2009
NONE

3 comments:

  1. Yura Movsisyan's new club, Randers, is from Denmark, not Belgium :)

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  2. Thanks Benjamin,

    I actually knew that, I'm not sure why I typed Belgium. Anyways, thanks for the correction.

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  3. Hehe no problem :D
    Denmark have a great league btw ;)

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