The 2013 MLS SuperDraft took place on Jan. 17 in Indianapolis, IN. ChivasUSA picked up a midfielder, and LA Galaxy chose a forward and two defenders. The teams don't always use the players in their regular positions, and it will be great to see them play.
ChivasUSA finished second to last in the standings last season, and therefore had the second pick in the draft. They chose University of Connecticut midfielder Carlos Alvarez. Alvarez happens to be a native to East Los Angeles, which is near ChivasUSA's stadium in Carson, CA. Prior to the SuperDraft ChivasUSA newly appointed head coach, José Luis Sanchez, said that he wanted more Mexican-American players on the team.
Chivas did not have a second round pick, because they traded it to the New England Revolution in August as part of the Shalrie Joseph-Blair Gavin trade. It will soon be seen if this was a wise choice. Mikey Lopez was also hoping to be drafted to ChivasUSA, but Sporting Kansas City picked him up.
LA Galaxy won the MLS Cup last season and therefore had the last pic of the first round. For the 19th pick, they chose Boston College forward Charlie Rugg. One of LA Galaxy's forwards, Pat Noonan, retired to a coaching position at the end of last season. Rugg may be a good pick to help the team start coming back together.
LA Galaxy had the 5th pick in the second round, because they acquired it from Philadelphia Union in February. They chose University of Michigan defender Kofi Opare, who is a Canadian from Niagara Falls, Ontario. The final pick of the draft also belonged to LA Galaxy and they chose Greg Cochrane who is a defender from the Univeristy of Louisville.