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MLS SuperDraft 2015: No Surprises So Far

The MLS SuperDraft has played out largely as expected. The general consensus: lots of forwards going off the board.

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The MLS SuperDraft 2015 has largely gone to plan through the first half dozen selections. The shift in the approach of the league is evident that goal scoring is at a premium when the first 3 picks in the draft were forwards.

Orlando City FC selected Cyle Larin, the Canadian offensive talent with the first overall pick, which was widely predicted in the mock drafts as a player considered the best overall player in this SuperDraft.

NYC FC followed with the second pick selecting Khiry Shelton, a big forward who has received rave reviews by scouts across the board which should help that expansion franchise right away. Then, the Montreal Impact with the third pick selected Romario Williams, a Jamaican forward.

The San Jose Earthquakes broke the streak of forwards by taking a defensive midfielder, Fatai Alashe. The Portland Timbers landed Nick Besler, the Notre Dame product that was being courted by the Red Bulls at one point prior to the Combine.

Toronto FC used their first of two picks they have in the opening round on goalkeeper Alex Bono, which is a great pick at that slot, and being a Generation Addidas player, it shos TFC is concerned about the salary cap at this point with the potential addition of Jozy Altidore.

Keep checking Once A Metro for coverage of the 2015 SuperDraft throughout this exciting day for MLS.