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MLS Draft Rewind: Rosenberry Headlines 50 PDL Alums Chosen

01/12/2017, 9:00am EST
By PDL Staff

No. 1 PDL Top Prospect in 2015 selected third overall by Philadelphia Union


Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Union / Keegan Rosenberry at 2016 MLS SuperDraft

For a third consecutive year, the Premier Development League had at least 50 alumni selected in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft, with a total of 50 being taken in the 2016 edition from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention in Baltimore.

Ahead of Friday's MLS SuperDraft in Los Angeles, the PDL has highlighted all PDL alumni selected in the drafts since 2010. A total, including the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, of 294 PDL alums have been selected since 2010.

Headlining 2016's selections is Reading United AC standout and No. 1 PDL Top Prospect from 2015 Keegan Rosenberry. The talented defender was taken with the third overall pick by the Philadelphia Union. Rosenberry was the only field player across MLS to play all 3,060 minutes during the 2016 regular season, becoming the fourth rookie field player in MLS history to play every minute of every regular season game. The right back finished his rookie campaign with two goals and two assists and also ended the season ranked among the league's top 20 in tackles (78) and interceptions (88). On Jan. 5, U.S. Men's National Team Head Coach Bruce Arena called Rosenberry into his first senior national team camp.

PDL Alumni Selected in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft

First Round

(Overall Pick No. – Name – Position – College – MLS team – PDL Award(s))

2. Joshua Yaro – D – Georgetown – Philadelphia Union
3. Keegan Rosenberry – D – Georgetown – Philadelphia Union
4. Brandon Vincent – D – Stanford – Chicago Fire
5. Omar Holness – M – North Carolina – Real Salt Lake
8. Andrew Tarbell – GK – Clemson – San Jose Earthquakes
10. Jordan McCrary – D – UNC Chapel Hill – New England Revolution
11. Julian Buescher – M – Syracuse – D.C. United
12. Jonathan Campbell – D – UNC Chapel Hill – Chicago Fire
13. Hadji Barry – M/F – Central Florida – Orlando City SC
14. Kyle Fisher – D – Clemson – Montreal Impact
15. Emmanuel Appiah – M – Cincinnati – Colorado Rapids
16. Cole Seiler – D – Georgetown – Vancouver Whitecaps FC
17. Ryan Herman – GK – Washington – FC Dallas
18. Justin Bilyeu – D – SIU-Edwardsville – New York Red Bulls
20. Ben Polk – F – Syracuse – Portland Timbers

Second Round

21. Chase Minter – M – Cal Poly – Columbus Crew SC
23. Taylor Washington – D – George Mason – Philadelphia Union
24. Michael Salazar – F – UC-Riverside – Montreal Impact
27. Tony Alfaro – D – Cal State-Dominguez Hills – Seattle Sounders FC
29. Christopher Hellmann – F – Lynn – Vancouver Whitecaps FC
30. Michael Gamble – F – Wake Forest – New England Revolution
32. Paul Clowes – M – Clemson – D.C. United
35. Zach Mathers – M – Duke – Seattle Sounders FC
36. Thomas Sanner – F – Princeton – Vancouver Whitecaps FC
37. Dennis Castillo – D – Virginia Commonwealth – Colorado Rapids
38. Zach Carroll – D – Michigan State – New York Red Bulls
39. Keegan Smith – F – San Diego – Montreal Impact
40. Neco Brett – F – Robert Morris – Portland Timbers

Third Round

42. Josh Turnley – D – Georgetown – LA Galaxy
43. Chris Froschauer – GK – Ohio State – Colorado Rapids
44. Mitchell Lurie – D – Rutgers – Philadelphia Union
45. Colin Bonner – F – UNC Wilmington – FC Dallas
46. Amass Amankona – M/F – Dayton – Real Salt Lake
48. Antonio Matarazzo – M – Columbia – Orlando City SC
49. Kip Colvey – D – Cal Poly – San Jose Earthquakes
50. James Moberg – M – Washington – Vancouver Whitecaps FC
52. Ryan James – M – Bowling Green – Sporting Kansas City
54. Brendan Hines-Ike – D – South Florida – Montreal Impact
55. Javan Torre – D – UCLA – Colorado Rapids
58. Mitchell Taintor – M – Rutgers – Toronto FC
59. Vince Cicciarelli – F – Saint Louis – Columbus Crew SC
60. Wade Hamilton – GK – Cal Poly – Portland Timbers

Fourth Round

61. Vincent Mitchell – M – Butler – Chicago Fire
62. John Manga – F – Cincinnati – Colorado Rapids
64. Connor Sparrow – GK – Creighton – Real Salt Lake
67. Tyler Thompson – M Stanford – San Jose Earthquakes
68. Darius Madison – F – UMBC – Toronto FC
69. Josh Heard – M – Washington – Vancouver Whitecaps FC
73. Jacob Speed – D – SMU – FC Dallas
75. Trevor Morley – D – CSU Northridge – Portland Timbers

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