2. Sounders take two in Round 2 of the MLS SuperDraft
Thursday represented the first half of MLS SuperDraft 2020 with rounds one and two completed. For the Seattle Sounders in particular, there was no anticipation of a round one pick this year after they traded theirs to the Chicago Fire in exchange for goalkeeper Stefan Cleveland.
Regardless, the draft was still a productive one for Seattle as they picked two players in round two. They selected defender Danny Reynolds at 35 and midfielder Timo Mehlich at 52. The occasion was a special one for Reynolds. He became just the second player in the history of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington football team to be selected in the MLS SuperDraft.
As per UNCWsports.com, the England native comes with an intriguing resume, including being named the 2019 Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year. It should also be noted that he provides decent offense, as proved by three goals and five assists in 16 starts during last season.
Meanwhile, Mehlich comes to Seattle with an excellent reputation as an attacking midfielder, scoring 11 goals in 19 games during his final season at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. As per mlssoccer.com, his awards last year included being selected for the USC All-Far West Region Second Team and All-WAC First Team.