2017 SuperDraft

2017 MLS SuperDraft - Day Two Recap

The final two rounds of the MLS SuperDraft wrapped on Tuesday afternoon. The Reds had four selections in the final two rounds. Tim Bezbatchenko and his staff utilised all four picks to add depth to the organisation. You can read how day 1 of the SuperDratft went here

Pick 8 in the third round 

With their first pick of the day, Toronto FC addressed one of their biggest needs by selecting goalkeeper Robert Moewes from Duke University. The Reds went into the draft with just two keepers under contract.

Moewes made 17 starts in his only year at Duke. Moewes was the 2016 Duke Soccer MVP. Before his Duke career, Moewes spent two seasons at Binghamton University where he made 35 appearances and was named America East Goalkeeper of the Year in both seasons. 

The Reds originally acquired this pick in a trade with Orlando in 2015. 

Pick 21 in the third round 

The Reds selected midfielder/defender Øyvind Alseth from Syracuse University with their second pick in the third round. The six-foot Norwegian captained the Orange in his senior year where he started all 20 matches and recorded four assists.  

Alseth was a starter for all four seasons with the Orange and was an all ACC-Third Team selection in his junior year. 

Pick 17 in the fourth round

The Reds selected defender Lars Eckenrode from the University of Michigan with their first selection in the fourth round. Eckenrode made 67 appearances for the Wolverines over his four years at the school. The defender scored one goal and added two assists over his collegiate career. 

The native of Springfield, Virginia was named to the Big Ten All-Rookie Team in his freshman year and continued on to serve as the captain in his senior year. 

The Reds originally acquired this pick in a trade with the Red Bulls in 2014. 

Pick 21 in the fourth round

The Reds’ final selection of the day was defender Juan Pablo Saavedra from Virginia Tech. The defender started all 22 games for Virginia Tech, recording four assists in his final season. He also led the team in minutes played.