As MLS prepares for the 2020 SuperDraft, we rank each of the nine round-one picks the Seattle Sounders have made since entering the league in 2009.
As things stand, the Seattle Sounders have no first-round pick entering the 2020 MLS SuperDraft, which begins at 12:00 PM ET this coming Thursday. In fact, they only have two selections overall, with the last pick in both the second and third rounds. Regardless, this is still a good time to look back on the Rave Green’s history in the SuperDraft since entering MLS in 2009. More specifically, how each of their round one picks have fared.
For the sake of clarity, we are only going to look at the impact each of the Sounders’ selections have had during their time in Seattle. For example, if a player went on to enjoy more success somewhere else after leaving the Pacific Northwest, it doesn’t count for the purposes of this article.
Overall, the Seattle Sounders have had nine round-one SuperDraft picks. Here is how they rank over the course of the decade.
9) Tucker Bone – 20th overall pick in 2019
Tucker Bone was an intriguing choice for the Seattle Sounders. As reported at the time by Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times, the club needed to prove they had serious interest by offering him a contract.
With a contract in place, Bone would have potentially qualified for a special military program which allows elite athletes to keep training with pro teams. In the end however, the Tacoma-born native did not sign with the Rave Green.