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A flurry of activity for the Philadelphia Union at the MLS Super Draft, and the latest edition of the KYW Philly Soccer Show has it all for you!
KYW’s Greg Orlandini and PSP’s Eli Pearlman-Storch were in attendance at Thursday’s SuperDraft, where the Union made some history, trading their second overall pick for the top pick and top goalkeeper Andre Blake, from University of Connecticut. Blake is the first goalkeeper ever to be taken first overall in the MLS draft.
They then traded their sixth pick down to the 15th pick and acquired midfielder/forward Pedro Ribeiro from Coastal Carolina. In the second round, the Union selected central defender Kevin Cope at No. 25 and Akron left back Robbie Derschang at No. 27.
Here are John Hackworth’s thoughts on the Draft:
And also Nick Sakiewicz’s thoughts on the Draft and the Edu situation:
Finally, Greg and Eli talk about the draft and the signing of Argentine midfielder Cristian Maidana:
To listen to the pod, click on the link above or visit the Philly Soccer Show iTunes page.