Draft Day 2012: Your MLS Super Draft Live Thread!

Commisioner Garber is mere minutes away from approaching the podium for the first time!

The day has finally arrived. Coaches, General Managers, Owners, and PR battalions all across Major League Soccer have descended upon Kansas City in hopes of landing the next big name in American soccer. This year's draft has a particularly heightened importance and buzz around New England, given the Revolution's #3 overall pick in this afternoon's draft, and with several holes to fill, it's clear that the 2012 MLS Super Draft has huge implications on the birth of the new Revs regime. Today's selection will be the highest the Revs have had since New England drafted Taylor Twellman at #2, and we all know how that worked out.

We've been profiling a few of the players here on TBM that have stayed atop mock draft boards across the country, so expect to see a few familiar names this afternoon once the draft gets going. The rumor mill has swirled relatively quietly amongst the masses in Kansas City, but it wouldn't be an MLS Super Draft without some drama. After the jump, we get you caught up on the official draft order, and get you set up for all the action!

Quite frankly, it's almost a foregone conclusion that Akron forward Darren Mattocks and Duke defender Andrew Wenger are going 1-2 respectively, so in all actuality it seems most of the excitement will begin with us at #3. Where will the Revs go? This first selection will be incredibly indicative of the direction of this franchise under new head coach, Jay Heaps. All of the action starts at 12PM EST, and here's how the draft order will work out (we will fill in the selections as they happen):

First Round

1. Montreal Impact - ANDREW WENGER, Duke University, Defender (GA)

2. Vancouver Whitecaps - DARREN MATTOCKS, Akron, Forward (GA)

3. New England Revolution - KELYN ROWE, UCLA, Midfielder (GA)

4. Toronto FC - LUIS SILVA, UCSB, Midfielder

5. Chivas USA - CASEY TOWNSEND, Maryalnd, Forward (GA)

6. San Jose Earthquakes - SAM GARZA, UCSB, Forward (GA)

7. D.C. United - NICK DeLEON, Louisville, Midfielder (GA)

8. Portland Timbers - ANDREW JEAN BAPTISTE, Uconn, Defender (GA)

9. Chicago Fire - AUSTIN BERRY, Louisville, Defender

10. Columbus Crew - ETHAN FINLAY, Creighton, Forward

11. FC Dallas - MATT HEDGES, UNC, Defender

12. Toronto FC (via New York Red Bulls) - AARON MAUND, Notre Dame, Defender

13. Philadelphia Union - CHANDLER HOFFMAN, UCLA, Forward (GA)

14. Colorado Rapids - TONY CASCIO, UConn, Midfielder

15. Seattle Sounders - ANDREW DURAN, Creighton, Defender

16. Sporting Kansas City - DOM DWYER, USF, Forward (GA)

17. Real Salt Lake - ENZO MARTINEZ, UNC, Midfielder (GA)

18. Houston Dynamo - COLIN ROLFE, Louisville, Forward

19. Los Angeles Galaxy - TOMMY MEYER, Indiana, Defender

Second Round

20. Montreal Impact - CALLUM MALLACE, Marquette, Midfielder

21. Vancouver Whitecaps FC - CHRIS ESTRIDGE, Indiana, Defender

22. New England Revolution - TYLER POLAK, Creighton, Defender (GA)

23. Chicago Fire (via Toronto FC) - LUCKY MKOSANA, Dartmouth, Forward

24. Real Salt Lake (via Chivas USA) - DIOGO DE ALMEIDA, SMU, Defender

25. San Jose Earthquakes - JACOB HUSTEDT, Washington, Midfielder

26. Columbus Crew (via D.C. United) - AUBREY PERRY, USF, Defender

27. Portland Timbers - BRENDAN KING, Notre Dame, Midfielder

28. Chicago Fire - HUNTER JUMPER, Virginia, Defender

29. Columbus Crew - KEVAN GEORGE, USF, Midfielder

30. Sporting Kansas City (via FC Dallas) - CIPRIAN HEDRICK, Coastal Carolina, Midfielder

31. New York Red Bulls - RYAN MEARA, Fordham, Goalkeeper

32. Philadelphia Union - GREG JORDAN, Creighton, Midfielder

33. San Jose Earthquakes (via Colorado Rapids) - CHRIS BLAIS, USF, Goalkeeper

34. Seattle Sounders FC - BABAYELE SODADE, UAB, Forward

35. Philadelphia Union (via Sporting Kansas City) - RAYMON GADDIS, WVU, Defender

36. Real Salt Lake - SEBASTIAN VELASQUEZ, Spartanburg Methodist, Midfielder

37. Houston Dynamo - WARREN CREAVALLE, UCF, Midfielder

38. Los Angeles Galaxy - KENNY WALKER, Louisville, Midfielder

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