MLS Superdraft Picks
José Manuel Ruiz
From: Seattle Sounders U-23 (Generation Adidas Player) / Aged 21
José Manuel Ruiz started his career with Seattle Sounders U-23's in September 2012, breaking into the first eleven in 2016 and subsequently making 34 league appearances.
Ruiz is a player with a growing reputation among football fans in America. In a recent press interview the goalkeeper revealed that he is feeling the pressure of constant press speculation as it is rumoured that New York City Football Club have an ongoing interest in him. He was drafted into the MLS as a Generation Adidas player in 2017 by Atlanta United, as a first round pick in the Superdraft.
James Okojie / Aged: 21
From: Portland Timbers U-23
James Okojie started his career at Portland Timbers U-23's in May 2012, breaking into the first eleven in 2016 and making a total of 34 league appearances for the club, scoring twice.
The new Atlanta signing has made it known in recent days that he is pleased to be part of the setup at the Bobby Dodd Stadium. He was drafted to the MLS in 2017 as a second round pick in the Superdraft.
From: St. Louis Lions / Aged 21
Kevin Rogers started his career at St. Louis Lions in March 2012, breaking into the first eleven in 2016 and making a total of ten league appearances, scoring two goals.
The youngster, who looks to be a real leader on the field despite his young age is said to base his footballing style on that of Frank Lampard. The new signing has made it known in recent days that he is happy to have joined Atlanta. He was drafted into the MLS in 2017 as a 3rd round pick in the Superdraft.
From: AC Connecticut / Aged 22
Dave Thompson started his career at AC Connecticut in May 2012, breaking into the first eleven in 2016 and making a total of 34 appearances for the club, scoring eight goals.
Thompson is a player with a great reputation already amongst football fans in the U.S.A..