Friday, January 13, 2017

Sporting Select Colton Storm with 14th Pick

Sporting KC made their lone selection of the first day of the 2017 MLS Superdraft, collecting UNC outside back, Colton Storm. Storm started all 21 games for UNC in his senior season this past year, recording three assists for the Tar Heels as they went 14-3-4. He scored two goals and had seven assists in his career.

Storm will immediately come in and have plenty of competition for not just playing time, but a spot on the roster. Reports are that he's predominately a right sided outside back, Kansas City has three players already on the roster that Peter Vermes could play there in 2015 first round pick, Saad Abdul-Salaam, recently re-acquired Igor Juliao, and Graham Zusi, who looks set to play there for the national team. Both Storm and Vermes have said that he can play on the left side of the field, where Kansas City would also appear to be fairly deep at the moment with Seth Sinovic, Jimmy Medranda, and the recently signed Tyler Pasher (who played left back in his only appearance for Sporting KC last season but can also play on the wing). What that means is that Storm looks to have a fight on his hands to make the Sporting KC roster playing a position that Kansas City currently has a number of players currently, and could be a potential signing for the Swope Park Rangers in the near future.

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