Welcome to the Baltimore Convention Center for the 2011 MLS SuperDraft! RBR is here on the scene to cover all things New York Red Bulls for you, our loyal supporters. We will give all the information when we make our picks and a little about who we drafted, and will provide a link to the live stream of the second and third rounds, as well a live chat generated by MLSSoccer.com. The draft begins at 12 noon ET on ESPN2 (covering round one). More after the jump.11:34 AM ET: We are about 30 minutes from the first pick, and the South Ward has just entered the room here at the Baltimore Convention Center. They are singing their hearts out as always.
11:55 AM ET: The Commish is addressing the crowd now. Praises Red Bull Arena.
12:01: PM ET: Vancouver is on the clock!!
12:15 PM ET: A bit of a surprise with Salgado going #1, but Nagbe and Kitchen at #2 and #3 are the easy choices. LA and TFC just made the first trade with Chad Barrett going West in exchange for future considerations.
12:26 PM ET: Akron players going early and often. They must have been pretty good this year (sarcasm).
1:30 PM ET: At #13, the Red Bulls go with Penn St. F Corey Hertzog. (MLS Combine footage of Corey)
Sorry for the lack of updates. Follow us on twitter (@NewYorkRedBulls) for more detailed coverage.
Meet Corey Hertzog:
Meet John Rooney:
Hans Backe and Erik Soler review the club’s selections: