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Jan. 14, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Three ACC student-athletes were selected in the first round of the 2011 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft on Thursday, January 13 in Baltimore, Md. The Baltimore Convention Center, which also served as host for this year’s National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention, saw nine ACC standouts drafted overall.
The 2011 SuperDraft consisted of three rounds with 18 selections each. Of the ACC’s nine chosen amongst the total 54 draftees, four different league institutions were represented.
With four 2011 picks taken from North Carolina, the Tar Heels have now tied for the fourth-most draft selections in MLS league history with Indiana. The two selections in each of the first two rounds bumps Carolina's total to nine in each of the opening rounds, and now has 33 players selected in the MLS SuperDraft overall.
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ACC in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft
|Pick||MLS Team||Name||ACC School||Position|
|5||Philadelphia Union||Zach MacMath||Maryland||Goalkeeper|
|9||Chicago Fire||Jalil Anibaba||North Carolina||Defender|
|18||Colorado Rapids||Eddie Ababio||North Carolina||Defender|
|23||Philadelphia Union||Michael Farfan||North Carolina||Midfielder|
|24||New England Revolution||Stephen McCarthy||North Carolina||Midfielder|
|28||Columbus Crew||Cole Grossman||Duke||Midfielder|
|30||New York Red Bulls||Tyler Lassiter||NC State||Defender|
|38||New York Red Bulls||Billy Cortes||Maryland||Midfielder|
|45||Chicago Fire||Jason Herrick||Maryland||Forward|