The Bronx Blues weren’t supposed to shoot off a truckload of fireworks in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft last week. But thanks to some timely cash-splashing, they did precisely that.
$250,000 in General Allocation Money was enough to pry the #3 overall pick from Chicago, allowing NYCFC to draft Akron star man Jonathan Lewis.
$75,000 more in allocation funds bought back the #16 pick from Seattle. Welcome aboard, Kwame Awuah.
For good measure, Claudio Reyna & Co. made good use of the second round pick they had all along, going in for Xavier Musketeers forward Jalen Brown.
All told, it was a handsome haul for the Boys in Blue. And today, there may yet be a few more amateur signings entering the NYCFC fold.
At 2:00pm ET, via conference call, the MLS SuperDraft rolls on with rounds three and four. New York City has two third round selections that they may (or may not) elect to use: the 54th and 60th overall picks.
According to Major League Soccer, there are 197 remaining players eligible for selection today. CLICK HERE for the full list.