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2010 MLS Draft Update

By Michael Beaven Published: January 14, 2010

The 2010 Major League Soccer Draft started at 2 p.m. and was televised live on ESPN2 from Philadelphia.
The University of Akron men's soccer team had two players selected in the top 10; sophomore forward Teal Bunbury was selected fourth by the Kansas City Wizards and junior midfielder Blair Gavin was selected 10th by Chivas USA.
Zips senior midfielder Ben Zemanski was selected in the third round by Chivas USA with the 47th overall pick.
Chivas USA is a franchise located in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, Calif.
Former Zips sophomore forward standout Steve Zakuani was the No. 1 overall selection in the 2009 MLS draft pick by the Seattle Sounders FC, an expansion team that recently completed its first season.
The Philadelphia Union, an expansion team, made the No. 1 overall draft pick. They also made the sixth and seventh picks in the first round after working some trades.
Check out Friday's Akron Beacon Journal newspaper and/or the website for a story about Bunbury, Gavin and Zemanski getting drafted.
Below is a list of the top 10 picks as they happened: 
First Round (Top 10 Picks)
2:06 p.m. No. 1 -- The Philadelphia Union selects Danny Mwanga, a forward from Oregon State University, with the first pick. He is 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds and is from the Republic of Congo, which is also where Zakuani is from.
2:12 p.m. No. 2 -- The New York Red Bulls selects Tony Tchani, a midfielder from the University of Virginia, with the second pick. He is 6-foot-4 and 185 pounds and helped the Cavaliers win the national championship.
2:15 p.m. No. 3 -- The San Jose Earthquakes selects Ike Opara, a defender from Wake Forest University, with the third pick. He is 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds.
2:21 p.m. No. 4 -- The Kansas City Wizards selects Teal Bunbury, a forward from the University of Akron, with the fourth pick. He is 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds and recently won the Hermann Trophy after helping guide the Zips to a national runner-up finish. His father, Alex Bunbury, played for the Kansas City Wizards during his professional career that spanned 15 years and included stints in England, Portugal, Canada and the United States. Teal is the first son of a former MLS player to get drafted. Alex also played on the Canadian national team.
2:26 p.m. No. 5 -- FC Dallas selects Zach Loyd, a defender/midfielder from the University of North Carolina, with the fifth pick. He is 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds.
2:29 p.m. No. 6 -- The Philadelphia Union selects Amobi Okugo, a midfielder from UCLA, with the sixth pick. He is 6-foot and 175 pounds.
2:36 p.m. No. 7 -- The Philadelphia Union selects Jack McInerney, a forward that did not attend college, with the seventh pick. He is 5-foot-8 and 155 pounds and has experience playing on the U.S. U-17 Men's National Team. Several of the earlier picks also have youth national team experience.
2:41 p.m. No. 8 -- The Columbus Crew selects Dilly Duka, a midfielder from Rutgers University, with the eighth pick. He is 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds.
2:46 p.m. No. 9 -- The New England Revolution selects Zack Schilawski, a forward from Wake Forest University, with the ninth pick. He is 5-foot-10 and 165 pounds and is a native of Cary, N.C. where the Men's Soccer Cup was held this past December.
2:51 p.m. No. 10 -- Chivas USA selects Blair Gavin, a midfielder from the University of Akron, with the 10th pick. He is 6-foot and 165 pounds and helped guide the Zips to a national runner-up finish.
That concludes the top 10 selections of the MLS Draft.


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