Whitecaps FC Hold Two Top Ten SelectionsJanuary 16, 2013 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Whitecaps FC currently hold two top ten selections, fifth and tenth overall, in tomorrow's draft, which will be held at 9 a.m. PT live on TSN2. The 38-pick 2013 MLS SuperDraft will also be streamed live online on whitecapsfc.com, MLSSoccer.com, and YouTube.com.
No. 5 - Acquired from Philadelphia Union, as well as allocation money, on June 26, 2012, for Vancouver's first position in the MLS allocation ranking and the "Caps second-round pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft
No. 10 - Vancouver's natural First Round Selection
Following the draft, b-roll and interviews will be available on the MLS FTP site. In addition, Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi, head coach Martin Rennie, as well as the selected players will be available via conference call around 10:30 a.m. PT. For additional information, please contact the Whitecaps FC communications department at email@example.com .
Whitecaps FC currently have two key players on their roster from previous MLS SuperDrafts - 2011 first overall selection Omar Salgado and 2012 second overall pick Darren Mattocks .
Winger/striker Salgado, 19, has scored one goal and added three assists in 24 appearances with Vancouver, while striker Mattocks, 22, has scored eight goals and added one assist in 24 appearances. Last season, both Salgado and Mattocks were named in MLSsoccer.com top 24 Under 24.
Vancouver also holds five picks (10th, 11th, 29th, 48th, and 67th overall) in the four-round, 76-pick MLS Supplemental Draft, which will take place on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, via conference call.
Whitecaps FC open their 2013 preseason camp on Monday, January 21, at Burnaby Lake West. The "Caps third season in MLS is set to kick off on Saturday, March 2, when they host Canadian arch-rivals Toronto FC at BC Place.
Whitecaps FC 2013 MLS season tickets start at $349, plus applicable tax and a $10 processing fee per order. To secure a seat and for additional information about Whitecaps FC MLS season tickets, including Pitchside Club and suites, call 604.669.9283 or visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets .
Major League Soccer Stories from January 16, 2013
- Chivas USA Weekly Update - Club Deportivo Chivas USA
- Burns: Revs "definitely wanted to pursue" top pick - New England Revolution
- Toronto FC Acquire 4th Overall Pick and Allocation Money from New England - Toronto FC
- Chivas USA Has Second-Overall Pick in Thursday's 2013 MLS SuperDraft - Club Deportivo Chivas USA
- Whitecaps FC Hold Two Top Ten Selections - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
- Revolution Trades up for No. 1 Pick in Thursday's MLS SuperDraft - New England Revolution
- Rapids Acquire 11th Overall SuperDraft Pick, Allocation Money, International Slot in Trade - Colorado Rapids
- Chicago Fire Acquire Midfielder Jeff Larentowicz from Colorado - Chicago Fire
- Robbie Keane Signs Multi-Year Contract Extension - Los Angeles Galaxy
- Juninho to Return to the LA Galaxy in 2013 - Los Angeles Galaxy
- SuperDraft Preview: Reloading and Restocking - Los Angeles Galaxy
- Sporting KC Weekly Update - Sporting Kansas City
- Real Salt Lake Acquires Rights to FW Robbie Findley from Portland - Real Salt Lake
- Timbers Acquire Allocation from Real Salt Lake in Exchange for MLS Rights to Robbie Findley - Portland Timbers
- Dynamo Set for Two Picks in 2013 MLS SuperDraft - Houston Dynamo
- San Jose Earthquakes Hold Three Picks in Thursday's MLS SuperDraft - San Jose Earthquakes
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.