MLS held the Dispersal Draft on Wednesday night in an effort to fairly distribute members of the folded club's roster. The New England Revolution held the fifth pick, and with the cupboard a little bare, predicting the Revs' move wasn't the easiest of tasks.
As it turns out, the effort was totally futile. New England passed.
The move is somewhat surprising, as there was still some talent left on the board at the fifth pick. When SB Nation held a mock dispersal draft, the Revs were expected to take versatile defender Donny Toia; Toia remained available at number five in the real draft.
However, also available were promising forward Kristopher Tyrpak and homegrown products Caleb Calvert and Marky Delgado. Delgado, in particular, seems to have a bright future ahead of him, and despite considerable depth at the position, he's the type of young attacking talent that they normally seem very happy to examine more closely. Instead, Delgado fell all the way to number 14 and was the last player selected.
Predictably, Dan Kennedy was first off the board, with FC Dallas grabbing him right off the bat.
The full results are below:
- FC Dallas - Dan Kennedy
- New York City FC - Matthew Dunn
- Sporting Kansas City - Pass
- D.C. United - Thomas McNamara
- New England Revolution - Pass
- Montreal Impact - Donny Toia
- Orlando City SC - Pass
- Colorado Rapids - Caleb Calvert
- San Jose Earthquakes - Kristopher Tyrpak
- Real Salt Lake - Pass
- Houston Dynamo - Pass
- Portland Timbers - Pass
- Chicago Fire - Pass
- Toronto FC - Marco Delgado
- Columbus Crew SC - Pass
- LA Galaxy - Pass
- Philadelphia Union - Pass
- New York Red Bulls - Pass
- Seattle Sounders FC - Pass
- Vancouver Whitecaps FC - Pass