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Vancouver chooses forward Omar Salgado with No. 1 pick in MLS SuperDraft

A look at the 18 players selected on Thursday in the MLS' first round.

January 13, 2011
  • Omar Salgado is interviewed after he was selected by Vancouver with the first pick in the MLS SuperDraft on Thursday.
Omar Salgado is interviewed after he was selected by Vancouver with the… (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun )

Major League Soccer 2011 First-Round Draft Picks *

Pick; Team; Player; Position; Age; College/Club

1; Vancouver; Omar Salgado; forward; 17; U.S. under-20 team

2; Portland; Darlington Nagbe; forward; 20; Akron

3; D.C. United; Perry Kitchen; midfielder; 18; Akron

4; Chivas USA; Zarek Valentin; defender; 19; Akron

5; Philadelphia; Zac MacMath; goalkeeper; 19; Maryland

6; New England; A.J. Soares; defender; 22; California

7; Houston; Kofi Sarkodie; defender; 19; Akron

8; Vancouver; Michael Nanchoff; midfielder; 22; Akron

9; Chicago; Jalil Anibaba; defender; 22; North Carolina

10; Kansas City; C.J. Sapong; forward; 22; James Madison

11; Houston; Will Bruin; forward; 21; Indiana

12; Columbus; Rich Balchan; defender; 21; Indiana

13; New York; Corey Hertzog; forward; 20; Penn State

14; Chivas USA; Victor Estupinan; forward; 22; LDU Quito (Ecuador)

15; Columbus; Justin Meram; forward; 22; Michigan

16; Galaxy; Paolo Cardozo; midfielder; 21; Quilmes (Argentina)

17; Dallas; Bobby Warshaw; defender; 22; Stanford

18; Colorado; Eddie Ababio; defender; 23; North Carolina

* Salt Lake, San Jose, Seattle and Toronto traded away their first-round picks.

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