Posted: Thu January 17, 2013 2:31PM; Updated: Fri January 18, 2013 2:43AM

Louisville D Farrell taken first in MLS draft

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Andrew Farrell
Andrew Farrell is introduced by MLS commissioner Don Garber as the first pick of the draft.
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Louisville defender Andrew Farrell was selected by the New England Revolution with the top pick in Major League Soccer's draft on Thursday.

The 20-year-old was a first-team All-American last season as a junior, when he shifted from midfield to the back line. New England acquired the top pick from Toronto a day earlier.

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Connecticut midfielder Carlos Alvarez was taken by Chivas USA with the second pick. From East Los Angeles, Alvarez was with the U.S. Under-20 team in 2008 and Mexico's Under-20 team the following year.

Toronto then selected Kyle Bekker, a Canadian midfielder from Boston College, and Vancouver drafted 18-year-old forward Kekuta Manneh.

MLS SuperDraft 2013
Round One
Pick Club Player Pos.
1. New England Andrew Farrell D
2. Chivas USA Carlos Alvarez M
3. Toronto FC Kyle Bekker M
4. Vancouver Kekuta Manneh F
5. Vancouver Erik Hurato F
6. Colorado Deshorn Brown F
7. FC Dallas Walker Zimmerman D
8. Montreal Blake Smith M
9. Columbus Ryan Findley F
10. Seattle Eriq Zavaleta F
11. Columbus Dillon Powers M
12. Real SL John Stertzer M
13. Houston Jason Johnson F
14. Sporting KC Mikey Lopez M
15. San Jose Tommy Muller D
16. Toronto FC Emery Welshman F
17. D.C. United Taylor Kemp D
18. Montreal Fernando Monge M
19. Los Angeles Charlie Rugg F
Round Two
Pick Club Player Pos.
20. FC Dallas Ryan Hollingshead M
21. New England Donnie Smith F
22. New York Ian Christianson M
23. New England Luke Spencer F
24. Los Angeles Kofi Opare D
25. Columbus Kory Kindle D
26. Philadelphia Don Andling F
27. Montreal Paolo DelPiccolo M
28. Columbus Drew Beckle D
29. Real SL Devon Sandoval F
30. Chicago Yazid Atouba Emane F
31. Philadelphia Stephen Okai M
32. Montreal Brad Stuver GK
33. San Jose Dan Delgado M
34. Portland Dylan Tucker-Gangnes D
35. Seattle Dylan Remick D
36. New England Luis Soffner GK
37. Houston Jimmy Nealis D
38. Los Angeles Greg Chochrane D
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