FRISCO, Texas – FC Dallas has three picks in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, which will be held on Thursday, Jan. 13 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland.
The three-round, 54-pick SuperDraft begins at 11 a.m. CT with the first round aired live on ESPN2 and the subsequent two rounds streamed live on MLSSoccer.com.
As the reigning Western Conference Champions, FC Dallas earned its first trip to the MLS Cup in 2010 following a record-setting year that saw the club set MLS marks for its 19-game unbeaten streak and its 12-game road unbeaten streak. The Dallas side also tied the MLS mark for fewest losses in an MLS season with four, while the Dallas defense allowed the fewest goals against in club history with only 28 through 30 games.
As a result of the side’s spectacular run in 2010, FC Dallas will have the 17th overall selection (first round), followed by the 35th (second round) and 53rd (third round) selections.
Three of FC Dallas’ 2010 SuperDraft selections saw MLS action during the 2010 campaign, with Zach Loyd (5th overall – 1st round) and Eric Alexander (44th overall – 3rd round) currently with the U.S. Men’s National Team January Camp.
The complete list of FC Dallas picks in Thursday’s SuperDraft can be found below.
#17 – FC Dallas’ Natural First Round Selection
#35 – FC Dallas’ Natural Second Round Selection
# 53 – FC Dallas’ Natural Third Round Selection
FC Dallas opens the 2011 campaign on its home field at Pizza Hut Park on March 19 against Brimstone Cup rival Chicago Fire. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 469.365.4625 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.