In preparation for their second season in Major League Soccer, Vancouver Whitecaps FC have two picks in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, presented by adidas. This year’s SuperDraft will take place on Thursday, January 12, at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The two-round, 38-pick SuperDraft will begin at 9 a.m. PT, with the first round being shown live on TSN2, RDS2, and ESPN2. The entire SuperDraft will be streamed live online at MLSsoccer.com and whitecapsfc.com. Whitecaps FC fans can also stay up-to-date with Thursday’s SuperDraft on our Twitter and Facebook pages.
Whitecaps FC hold the second overall pick in this year’s SuperDraft, with Canadian rivals and MLS expansion club Montreal Impact holding the top pick. The Blue and White also hold their natural second-round pick, which is the 21st overall selection in the SuperDraft.
Clubs will be given four minutes to make their selections and each club are permitted a five-minute timeout at any point in the SuperDraft to extend their allotted selection window. There will also be a five-minute break between rounds.
WHITECAPS FC PICKS
#2 overall – Natural First-Round Selection (second pick in the first round)
#21 overall – Natural First-Round Selection (second pick in the second round)
In addition to their two SuperDraft selections, Whitecaps FC also have their four natural selections in the four-round, 76-pick MLS Supplemental Draft, which will be held on Tuesday, January 17, via conference call. Vancouver’s four natural selections (#2, #21, #40, and #59) are the second pick in each of the four Supplemental Draft rounds.
In 2011, Whitecaps FC made four selections in the SuperDraft and three in the Supplemental Draft. This included two first-round Generation adidas SuperDraft selections in striker Omar Salgado (first overall) and midfielder Michael Nanchoff (eighth overall), as well as the first overall pick in the 2011 Supplemental Draft - New Zealand international centre back Michael Boxall.
Whitecaps FC 2012 Major League Soccer season tickets start at $329, 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 loge seats and suites, call 604.669.9283 or CLICK HERE.