Sounders FC have selected Eriq Zavaleta in today’s draft.
Seattle Sounders took a time out in the draft just before Draft Pick 10, a selection due to Toronto FC.
It transpired that Seattle had acquired the pick and they subsequently selected Zavaleta, a former Indiana Hoosier who can play forward and defender.
Toronto FC originally had acquired the Number 10 pick earlier in the day from Vancouver for selection number 4, where the Caps took Kekuta Manneh.
Zavaleta started 21 games for the Hoosiers last season and is listed there as a defender however a tally of 17 goals in his 1922 minutes would suggest he had played mostly further forward.
Zavaleta’s uncle is Greg Vanney.
At draft pick 35, Sounders drafted defender Dylan Remick from Brown University, who also has titles for 400m sprints.