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The Houston Dynamo enter Friday’s Major League Soccer SuperDraft presented by adidas with the fourth overall selection and four total picks in the league’s annual amateur player draft.


The first two rounds of the SuperDraft will take place Friday at the Los Angeles Convention Center, with Round 1 starting at 2 p.m. CST. The SuperDraft will be broadcast live on a web stream and may be viewed on MLSsoccer.com.


The fourth overall pick is the highest selection that the Dynamo have held in club history. Previously, the highest pick the Dynamo have held in the SuperDraft was the seventh overall pick in the 2011 SuperDraft. The club selected defender Kofi Sarkodie out of Akron with that pick, and Sarkodie went on to play in 98 league games with 94 starts for the club over five years, including seven starts in his rookie season.


In addition to the fourth pick, the Dynamo hold the eighth and 14th picks in the second round (No. 30 and 36 overall) and the fourth pick in the Round 4 (No. 70 overall). Rounds 3 and 4 of the SuperDraft will take place via conference call on Tuesday, January 17 beginning at 1 p.m. CST.


HOUSTON DYNAMO SUPERDRAFT NOTES
HOUSTON DYNAMO PICKS, 2017 MLS SUPERDRAFT

<strong>ROUND</strong>
<strong>PICK</strong>
<strong>OVERALL</strong>
<strong>HOW OBTAINED</strong>
1
4
4
Natural draft pick
2
8
30
Trade from Orlando City FC for D Corey Ashe (7/14/15)
2
14
36
Trade from Sporting Kansas City for M Brad Davis (1/7/16)
4
4
70
Natural draft pick

PICKS TRADED AWAY BY HOUSTON DYNAMO, 2017 MLS SUPERDRAFT

<strong>ROUND</strong>
<strong>PICK</strong>
<strong>OVERALL</strong>
<strong>HOW OBTAINED</strong>
2
4
26
Traded to Toronto FC for M Collen Warner (3/2/16)
3
4
48
Traded to Real Salt Lake for D Abdoulie Mansally

FOURTH OVERALL PICKS IN MLS SUPERDRAFT, SINCE 2006

<strong>YEAR</strong>
<strong>CLUB</strong>
<strong>PLAYER</strong>
<strong>POS.</strong>
<strong>COLLEGE/PREV. TEAM</strong>
2016
Chicago Fire
Brandon Vincent
D
Stanford
2015
San Jose Earthquakes
Fatai Alashe
M
Michigan State
2014
New England Revolution
Steve Neumann
M/F
Georgetown
2013
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Kekuta Manneh
F
Austin Aztex
2012
Toronto FC
Luis Silva
M
UC Santa Barbara
2011
Chivas USA
Zarek Valentin
D
Akron
2010
Sporting Kansas City
Teal Bunbury
F
Akron
2009
Toronto FC
O’Brian White
F
Connecticut
2008
LA Galaxy
Sean Franklin
D
Cal-State Northridge
2007
Real Salt Lake
Chris Seitz
GK
Maryland
2006
Sporting Kansas City
Yura Movsisyan
F
Pasadena City College

DYNAMO FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICKS, ALL-TIME

<strong>YEAR</strong>
<strong>PLAYER</strong>
<strong>COLLEGE</strong>
<strong>POS.</strong>
<strong>OVERALL PICK</strong>
2015
Zach Steinberger
Butler
M
8
2014
A.J. Cochran
Wisconsin
D
16
2013
Jason Johnson
Virginia Commonwealth
F
13
2012
Colin Rolfe
Louisville
F
18
2011
Kofi Sarkodie
Akron
D
7
2011
Will Bruin
Indiana
F
11
2007
John Michael Hayden
Indiana
M
13
2006
Patrick Ianni
UCLA
D
8

HOUSTON DYNAMO ALL-TIME DRAFT PICKS BY POSITION

FORWARDS (7)
POS.PLAYERCOLLEGEYEARROUND (OVERALL)
FMark SherrodMemphis20142 (32)
FJason JohnsonVirginia Commonwealth20131 (13)
FColin RolfeLouisville20121 (18)
FWill BruinIndiana20111 (11)
FMarcus TracyWake Forest20094 (56)
FMike SamburskySouth Carolina20073 (39)
FAndre SchmidSt. John’s20063 (32)
MIDFIELDERS (14)
POS.PLAYERCOLLEGEYEARROUND (OVERALL)
MT.J. CasnerClemson20163 (47)
MZach SteinbergerButler20151 (8)
MRob LovejoyNorth Carolina20152 (36)
MTaylor HunterDenver20153 (49)
MWarren CreavalleCentral Florida20122 (37)
MDavid WalkerCalifornia-Santa Barbara20103 (43)
MSamuel AppiahBoston University20103 (46)
MDanny CruzNevada-Las Vegas20093 (41)
MGeoff CameronRhode Island20083 (42)
MJeremy BarlowVirginia20084 (56)
MJohn Michael HaydenIndiana20071 (13)
MCorey AsheNorth Carolina20072 (26)
MEric EbertCalifornia20074 (52)
MMike ChabalaWashington20064 (44)
DEFENDERS (7)
POS.PLAYERCOLLEGEYEARROUND (OVERALL)
DIvan MagalhaesMaryland20162 (26)
DOumar BalloMaryland-Baltimore County20152 (30)
DA.J. CochraneWisconsin20141 (16)
DJimmy NealisGeorgetown20132 (37)
DKofi SarkodieAkron20111 (7)
DEuan HoldenNew Mexico20104 (62)
DPatrick IanniUCLA20061 (8)
GOALKEEPERS (1)
POS.PLAYERCOLLEGEYEARROUND (OVERALL)
GKMichael LischNew Mexico20143 (54)