Seattle Sounders: Ranking every Round 1 MLS SuperDraft pick

15 January 2015: Cristian Roldan (Washington) was selected fifteenth overall by the Seattle Sounders FC. The 2015 MLS SuperDraft was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
15 January 2015: Cristian Roldan (Washington) was selected fifteenth overall by the Seattle Sounders FC. The 2015 MLS SuperDraft was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – JANUARY 17: Eriq Zavaleta (L) of Indiana shakes hands with commissioner Don Garber after being selected by the Seattle Sounders as the 10th overall pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft Presented by Adidas at the Indiana Convention Center on January 17, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

6) Brian Nana-Sinkam – 22nd overall pick in 2017

Brian Nana-Sinkam is another player who never lived up the expectations which often come with being a round-one draft pick. After failing to make the final roster following the 2017 preseason, he signed for Seattle Sounders FC 2.

While with the reserve team in 2017, Nana-Sinka made 26 appearances and even scored three goals. However, the defender did not return for the following season.

5) Eriq Zavaleta – 10th overall pick in 2013

Eriq Zavaleta is the first player on our list who actually played for the Sounders’ first team. However, he only made five appearances as he was unable to leave his mark on the team.

Zavaleta was loaned out a couple of times while with the Sounders to the San Antonio Scorpios and Chivas USA respectively. He was eventually traded to Toronto in Jan. 2015, where he went on to enjoy considerably more success.