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New York Red Bulls select Ethan Kutler in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft

The Colgate forward is the 39th overall pick of the 2017 MLS Draft.

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Jesse Marsch was caught on film with a book in his hand as he joined the New York Red Bulls staff in LA for Draft Day - so we know he reads. Perhaps he reads Once A Metro, because RBNY followed Alex Showell's recommendation and drafted Colgate forward Ethan Kutler in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.

Post-draft, Marsch told RBNY's Matt Harmon he considered Kutler "versatile", as well as "mobile" and "clever". Kutler is traditionally regarded as a forward and a goal scorer, but Marsch said the team would be looking at his ability to transition to play right back.

That might not be exactly what Kutler was expecting to hear after a college career that was heavy on goals and assists, but it could be his quickest route to minutes in MLS. RBNY has no shortage of attacking players on both its first and second team rosters, but it does seem to have need at right back, where the loss of Chris Duvall to the Expansion Draft has not visibly been addressed.

Pre-season starts in 10 days for MLS teams. if Kutler can impress the coaches at RBNY, maybe he isn't destined for the USL contract offer that seemed inevitable when the Red Bulls announced they had spent their second pick of the 2017 draft (39th overall) on another attacking player.