Sounders Acquire Draft Pick Ten and Select Eriq Zavaleta


Sounders FC have selected Eriq Zavaleta in today’s draft.

Photo: IU Athletics

Zavaleta is both a forward and a defender
Photo: IU Athletics

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.

Also See:

Zavaleta: “I let Sounders know how honoured I would be to be a part of the organisation.”

Zavaleta Bio on Hoosier Site

Whitecaps Pick up Two of Top Five



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