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Houston Dynamo hold 20th pick in 2018 MLS SuperDraft

The Houston Dynamo enter Friday’s Major League Soccer SuperDraft presented by adidas with the 20th overall selection and five total picks in the league’s annual amateur player draft.

The first two rounds of the SuperDraft will take place Friday in Philadelphia, with Round 1 starting at 10 a.m. CST. The SuperDraft will be streamed live on HoustonDynamo.com, Facebook, and YouTube.

The 20th overall pick is the lowest selection that the Dynamo have held in club history. Previously, the lowest pick the Dynamo have held in the SuperDraft was the 18th overall pick in the 2012 and 2013 SuperDrafts. In 2012, the club selected forward Colin Rolfe out of Louisville with that pick; and in 2013, the Dynamo traded their pick to the Montreal Impact in exchange for forward Brian Ching.

In addition to the 20th pick, the Dynamo hold the 20th in the second round (No. 43 overall), the 13th and 20th in the third round (No. 59 and 66 overall) and the 20th pick in the Round 4 (No. 89 overall). Rounds 3 and 4 of the SuperDraft will take place via conference call on Sunday, January 21 beginning at 1 p.m. CST.

HOUSTON DYNAMO SUPERDRAFT NOTES

HOUSTON DYNAMO PICKS, 2018 MLS SUPERDRAFT
ROUND  PICK  OVERALL  HOW OBTAINED 
20  20  Natural draft pick 
20  43  Natural draft pick 
13  59  Trade from Sporting Kansas City for M Brad Davis (1/7/16) 
20  66  Natural draft pick 
20  89  Natural draft pick 
20th OVERALL PICKS IN MLS SUPERDRAFT, SINCE 2006
YEAR  CLUB  PLAYER  POS.  COLLEGE/PREV. TEAM 
2017  New England Revolution  Brian Wright  FW  Vermont 
2016  Portland Timbers  Ben Polk  FW  Syracuse 
2015  Sporting Kansas City  Amadou Dia  DF  Clemson  
2014  Chivas USA  Thomas McNamara  MF  Clemson 
2013  Dallas FC  Ryan Hollingshead  MF  UCLA 
2012  Montreal Impact  Calum Mallace  MF  Marquette 
2011  Seattle Sounders FC  Michael Tetteh  MF  UC-Santa Barbara 
2010  Sporting Kansas City  Korede Aiyegbusi  DF  North Carolina State 
2009  Chicago Fire   Baggio Husidic  MF  Illinois-Chicago 
2008  Columbus Crew SC  George Josten  MF/FW  Gonzaga 
2007  LA Galaxy  Josh Tudela  MF  Indiana 
2006  Chicago Fire  Brian Plotkin  MF  Indiana 
DYNAMO FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICKS, ALL-TIME
YEAR  PLAYER  COLLEGE  POS.  OVERALL PICK 
2017  Joe Holland  Hofstra  MF  10 
2015  Zach Steinberger  Butler  MF 
2014  A.J. Cochran  Wisconsin  DF  16 
2013  Jason Johnson  Virginia Commonwealth  FW  13 
2012  Colin Rolfe  Louisville  FW  18 
2011  Kofi Sarkodie  Akron  DF 
2011  Will Bruin  Indiana  FW  11 
2007  John Michael Hayden  Indiana  MF  13 
2006  Patrick Ianni  UCLA  DF