Canadians make their Mark in 2017 MLS SuperDraft

Kwame Awuah and Brian Wright went in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft on Friday, followed by teenagers Adonijah Reid and Shamit Shome in the second round.

Two of the top Canadian MLS draft picks come from the American NCAA college soccer scene, with Awuah being amongst one of the highest rated prospects.

Adonijah Reid is the only Canadian player to feature in the draft who plied his trade playing in League1 Ontario. The ANB Futbol striker is still very much a work in progress but has nonetheless drawn plenty of interest at the MLS combine in Los Angeles.

Finally, the lone NASL product is Shamit Shome, who despite receiving high praise before the draft was a lower pick to the surprise of many. Despite already holding a fair share of senior professional level soccer experience under his belt it seems he will still need to prove some doubters wrong.

Most notable, out of the rest, Shome was the only one selected by a Canadian based team.

Canadians in 2017 MLS SuperDraft:

  • Pick #16 – Kwame Awuah – New York City FC – MF – Conneticut
  • Pick #20 – Brian Wright – New England Revolution – F – Vermont – Burlingame Dragons
  • Pick #40 – Adonijah Reid – FC Dallas – F- ANB Futbol
  • Pick #41 – Shamit Shome – Montreal Impact – MF – FC Edmonton

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