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2018 MLS Draft Rewind

Article Written by Travis Clark
Published: March 2, 2018

The path from college soccer to MLS via the draft is one that’s far from guaranteed.

This year’s exercise is no different, heading into the opening weekend of the North American domestic season.

Look no further than the fact that teams passed on 11 of the 92 picks, leaving 81 players getting picked in the four rounds of the draft. The day before the season starts, only 32 of those 81 have earned a contract so far. That number could change, though it’s not going to deviate significantly.

Below is a review of the 2018 MLS Draft, and the players that managed to stick around.

First Round

1. D Joao Moutinho, LAFC – Signed Generation adidas deal.

2. D Tomas Hilliard-Arce, LA Galaxy – Signed a contract.

3. D Tristan Blackmon, LAFC – Signed a contract.

4. F Francis Atuahene, FC Dallas – Signed Generation adidas deal.

5. F Jon Bakero, Chicago Fire – Signed a contract.

6. F Christopher Mueller, Orlando City SC – Signed a contract.

7. F Mason Toye, Minnesota United FC – Signed Generation adidas deal.

8. D Brandon Bye, New England Revolution – Signed a contract.

9. D Mark Segbers, New England Revolution – Signed a contract.

10. M Mo Adams, Chicago Fire – Signed Generation adidas deal.

11. F Ema Twumasi, FC Dallas – Signed Generation adidas deal.

12. D Paul Marie, San Jose Earthquakes – Expected to sign with the team.

13. GK Eric Dick, Sporting KC – Signed a contract.

14. F Jon Gallagher, Atlanta United – Signed a contract.

15. D Wyatt Omsberg, Minnesota United FC – Signed a contract.

16. F Brian White, New York Red Bulls – Has not signed with the team.

17. D Justin Fiddes, Vancouver Whitecaps – Has not signed with the team.

18. D Graham Smith, Sporting KC – Signed a contract.

19. GK Jefferson Caldwell, NYCFC – Signed a contract.

20. GK Michael Nelson, Houston Dynamo – Signed a contract.

21. GK Ben Lundgaard, Columbus Crew SC – Signed a contract.

22. M Alex Roldan, Seattle Sounders – Signed a contract.

23. D Carter Manley, Minnesouta United FC – Signed a contract.

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