First pick of second round has value for FC Dallas
With the first pick of the second round in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft at its disposal, FC Dallas can still find some good contributors. Below is a look back at the first picks of the second round from the last five SuperDrafts, and how they've faired in the pros since their names were called.
Name: Calum Mallace
Drafted by: Montreal Impact
Current team: Montreal Impact
Mallace started four matches for Montreal in his rookie season. The midfielder, who played 69 career games for Marquette University, managed one shot on goal in those four matches for Montreal in 2012. He returns to the Impact for his sophomore campaign this year.
Name: Jeb Brovsky
Drafted by: Vancouver Whitecaps
Current team: Montreal Impact
Brovsky played 24 matches and started 16 matches for Vancouver in his rookie season. Brovsky was drafted by Vancouver from Notre Dame, where he played 87 matches for the Fighting Irish. The midfielder was left unprotected by Vancouver in the expansion draft after the 2011 season and was picked up by Montreal. Brovsky played 28 matches and started 25 matches for Montreal in 2012 and returns to the Impact for the 2013 season.
Name: Toni Stahl
Drafted by: Philadelphia Union
Current team: Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL)
Stahl was selected by the Union after four years at the University of Connecticut, where he featured in 79 matches. He played two matches for the Union in 2010 and was released by the club at the end of his rookie season. Stahl signed with the NASL’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers for the 2011 season and was moved to defender. He was named to the NASL Best XI for 2011 and captained the Strikers for the 2012 season.
Name: Evan Brown
Drafted by: Seattle Sounders
Current team: Waived by Seattle in 2009
Brown was drafted by Seattle after playing college soccer for Wake Forest. Brown played in 89 matches for Wake Forest, but only played in an MLS match for the Sounders. Brown was released by Seattle at the end of his rookie season.
Name: Shea Salinas
Drafted by: San Jose Earthquakes
Current team: San Jose Earthquakes
Salinas is back where he started his MLS career – in San Jose, and has had the brightest career of all the second round picks on this list.
Salinas was drafted by the Earthquakes in 2008 out of Furman University. Salinas played in 46 matches for the ‘Quakes in 2008 and 2009, but was left unprotected in the expansion draft after the 2009 season. He was selected by the Philadelphia Union and played 17 matches and scored one goal in 2010. He was again left unprotected in the expansion draft after the 2010 season and was picked up by the Vancouver Whitecaps. He played 26 matches and started 18 of those games for Vancouver, logging a career-high 1,695 minutes in 2011.
The Earthquakes got Salinas back in a trade after the 2011 season. In 2012 Salinas scored one goal and played in 19 matches as the ‘Quakes won the Supporters Shield.