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Status of 2016 Major League Soccer draftees

Article Written by Travis Clark
Published: March 4, 2016

The road from college soccer to MLS is a narrow one. Even if your name is called in the draft, if it’s outside the first round, making a roster depends on fitness, time and a little bit of luck.

Here is a look back at the 2016 MLS Draft and the status of each pick as of March 4.

Round 1

1. M Jack Harrison, NYCFC – Signed as a member of the 2016 Generation adidas class.

2. D Joshua Yaro, Philadelphia Union – Signed as a member of the 2016 Generation adidas class.

3. D Keegan Rosenberry, Philadelphia Union – Signed a contract with the league prior to the draft.

4. D Brandon Vincent, Chicago Fire – Signed a contract with the league prior to the draft.

5. M Omar Holness, North Carolina – Signed as a member of the 2016 Generation adidas class.

6. F Fabian Herbers, Real Salt Lake – Signed as a member of the 2016 Generation adidas class.

7. M Richie Laryea, Orlando City SC – Signed as a member of the 2016 Generation adidas class.

8. GK Andrew Tarbell, San Jose Earthquakes – Signed as a member of the 2016 Generation adidas class.

9. M Tsubasa Endoh, Toronto FC – Signed a contract with the club.

10. D Jordan McCrary, NE Revolution – Signed a contract with the club.

11. M Julian Buescher, D.C. United – Signed as a member of the 2016 Generation adidas class.

12. D Jonathan Campbell, Chicago Fire – Signed a contract with the league prior to the draft.

13. M Hadji Barry, Orlando City SC – Signed a contract with the club.

14. D Kyle Fisher, Montreal Impact – Signed a contract with the league prior to the draft.

15. M Emmanuel Appiah, Colorado Rapids – Signed a contract with the club.

16. D Cole Seiler, Vancouver Whitecaps – Signed a contract with the club.

17. GK Ryan Herman, FC Dallas – Signed a contract with the club.

18. D Justin Bilyeu, New York Red Bulls – Signed a contract with the club.

19. M Rodrigo Saravia, Columbus Crew – Signed a contract with the club.

20. F Ben Polk, Portland Timbers – Signed a contract with the club.

Round 2

21. M Chase Minter, Columbus Crew – Expected to sign with Sacramento in the USL.

22. F Alex Morrell, Chicago Fire – Signed a contract with the club.

23. D Taylor Washington, Philadelphia Union – Signed a contract with the club.

24. F Michael Salazar, Montreal Impact – Signed a contract with the club.

25. D Max Lachowecki, Real Salt Lake – Signed a contract with the Real Monarchs in the USL.

26. D Ivan Magalhaes, Houston Dynamo – Did not sign with the club.

27. D Tony Alfaro, Seattle Sounders – Signed a contract with the club.

28. M Patrick Hodan, San Jose Earthquakes – Did not sign with the club.

29. F Christopher Hellmann, Vancouver Whitecaps – Signed a contract with the Charlotte Independence in the USL.

30. M/F Michael Gamble, NE Revolution – Signed a contract with the club.

31. F Kyle Parker, Columbus Crew – Did not sign with the club.

32. M Paul Clowes, D.C. United – Signed a contract with the club.

33. M/F Timo Pitter, FC Dallas – Signed a contract with the club.

34. M Eric Verso, Montreal Impact – Did not sign with the club.

35. M/D Zachary Mathers, Seattle Sounders – Signed a contract with Sounders 2 in the USL.

36. F Thomas Sanner, Vancouver Whitecaps – Did not sign with the club.

37. D Dennis Castillo, Colorado Rapids – Remains in camp with the Rapids, though no contract signed.

38. D Zachary Carroll, New York Red Bulls – Signed a contract with the club.

39. F Keegan Smith, Montreal Impact – Did not sign with the club. Signed with Orlando City B in the USL.

40. F Neco Brett, Portland Timbers – Signed a contract with the club.

41. F Marshall Hollingsworth, Columbus Crew – Signed a contract with the club.

Round 3

42. D Josh Turnley, LA Galaxy – Did not sign with the club.

43. GK Chris Froschauer, Colorado Rapids – Signed a contract with the club.

44. D Mitchell Lurie, Philadelphia Union – Did not sign with the club.

45. F Colin Bonner, FC Dallas – Signed a contract with the club.

46. M Amass Amankona, Real Salt Lake – Signed a contract with the Real Monarchs in the USL.

47. TJ Casner, Houston Dynamo – Did not sign with the club.

48. M Antonio Matarazzo, Orlando City SC – Signed with Orlando City B in the USL.

49. D Kip Colvey, San Jose Earthquakes – Signed a contract with the club.

50. M James Moberg, Vancouver Whitecaps – Did not sign with the club.

51. F Femi Hollinger-Janzen, NE Revolution – Still with the club, though no deal signed.

52. M Ryan James, Sporting KC – Did not sign with the club.

53. LA Galaxy Passed

54. M Emir Alihodzic, Seattle Sounders – Signed a contract with Sounders 2 in the USL.

55. D Brendan Hines-Ike, Montreal Impact – Hines-Ike signed overseas in Sweden prior to the draft.

56. D Javan Torre, Colorado Rapids – Did not sign with the club.

57. D Vincent Keller, Chicago Fire – Did not sign with the club.

58. D Bradley Kamdem, Colorado Rapids – Did not sign with the club.

59. M Mitchell Taintor, Toronto FC – Signed a contract with Toronto FC 2 in the USL.

60. F Vince Cicciarelli, Columbus Crew – Did not sign with the club. Signed with Saint Louis FC in the USL.

61. GK Wade Hamilton, Portland Timbers – Signed a contract with the club.

Round 4

62. M Vincent Mitchell, Chicago Fire – Did not sign with the club.

63. F John Manga, Colorado Rapids – Did not sign with the club.

64. M Cole Missimo, Philadelphia Union – Signed a contract with the club.

65. GK Connor Sparrow, Real Salt Lake – Signed a contract with Real Monarchs in the USL.

66. Real Salt Lake Passed

67. D Liam Doyle, D.C. United – Did not sign with the club.

68. F Tobenna Uzo, Orlando City SC – Did not sign with the club.

69. M Ty Thompson, San Jose Earthquakes – Did not sign with the club

70. F Darius Madison, Toronto FC – Did not sign with the club.

71. M Josh Heard, Vancouver Whitecaps – Did not sign with the club.

72. M Faik Hajderovic, Sporting KC – Did not sign with the club.

73. LA Galaxy Passed

74. D.C. United Passed

75. Montreal Impact Passed

76. D Michael Nelson, Seattle Sounders FC – Signed a contract with Sounders 2 in the USL.

77. D Tyler David, Vancouver Whitecaps – Did not sign with the club.

78. D Jacob Speed, FC Dallas – Did not sign with the club.

79. D.C. United Passed

80. M Brian James, Toronto FC – Did not sign with the club.

81 D Trevor Morley, Portland Timbers – Signed a contract with Portland’s USL club.

 
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