Thursday, January 18, 2007


MLS drafts are always full of surprises. Today's Supplemental draft was no exception. Other than the selection of ASC player of the year London, Ontario product Tyler Hemming of Hartwick College, all other Toronto selections were well off the radar. Sir Mo Johnston focused on offence today with the selections of Forward Jarrod Smith of West Virginia now the second New Zealand footballer on the Toronto FC books, Trinidad native Darryl Roberts a forward from Liberty University, Hunter West from South Florida University and the aforementioned Hemming.

With the players added today Toronto FC has created a backlog of eligible Youth Internationals - Toronto is allowed 5 (considering these players make the final cut). There are currently 7 out of 20 players who would qualify as YI. Paulo Nagamura, Rod Dyachenko, Maurice Edu, Andrew Boyens are the others on board.

Interesting note Canadian Riley O'Neill was selected at #36 by Colorado, with Toronto picking at #40.

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