THREE DYNAMO PLAYERS SELECTED IN THE 2011 MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER SUPERDRAFT
Baltimore, Maryland: Today two former Carolina Dynamo players were
selected in the first round of the 2011 Major League Soccer Superdraft.
Jalil Anibaba, and Eddie Ababio teammates from the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as the #9 & #18 picks respectively.
In the 2nd round another Tar Heel player, Stephen McCarthy was selected as
the #24 overall pick.
Jalil Anibaba was selected as the #9 overall pick by the Chicago Fire.
Last season with the Dynamo Jalil started as a central defender in all 12
matches he appeared in. Anibaba was also named the most valuable player
earlier this week at the MLS combine.
Eddie Ababio was selected as the #18 overall pick and the last of the
first round by the Colorado Rapids. Eddie played for the Dynamo from
2007-2009 sitting out the entire 2010 season with an injury. During his
time with the Dynamo Ababio appeared in 27 games as both a defender and
forward scoring 11 goals while assisting on another four.
Stephen McCarthy was selected as the #6 pick in the 2nd round and the 24th
overall pick by the New England Revolution. Last season with the Dynamo
Stephen saw action in nine games while fighting an injury. Stephen still
managed to finish fourth on the Dynamo in points off four goals and one
For a complete list of players chosen in the 2011 MLS Superdraft please
click on the link below.
About the Carolina Dynamo:
Come see the stars of tomorrow right here in the Piedmont Triad today!
The Carolina Dynamo is one of the oldest and most storied clubs in US
soccer, having won 4 National Championships, multiple Conference
Championships, and 8 Division Titles. Founded in 1993, the Dynamo is
three years older than Major League Soccer. The Dynamo is a team of elite
college players with professional aspirations. They compete for the
Dynamo during the summer, and then return to colleges to finish their
eligibility. Many of our players are drafted by MLS clubs and can been
seen playing ABC & ESPN the following summer. Beginning with Major League
Soccer’s 1996 inaugural year, 49 Dynamo players have been drafted by MLS
teams — 32 since the Dynamo joined the Premier Development League in
The Carolina Dynamo also has a global reach. There are 44 Dynamo players
currently playing professional soccer in 13 different countries. Since
Dynamo’s inception, 17 players have represented 7 different countries in
International and World Cup play — 7 of these Dynamo alumni have played
for the United States.
2011 Corporate Partnerships and season tickets are on sale now. For more
information, please visit www.carolinadynamo.com or call the Dynamo at
Carolina Dynamo Soccer Club