MLS: First Round Picks by College
|Check it out below. This includes only the last college a player attended (if he attended more than one). It also counts the colleges of pro players who were drafted (which happened in the early days of the Superdraft).|
This year, an astounding five Akron players have been signed through the Generation Adidas program. If all of them are drafted in the first round, Akron will set a record for the most first round picks in a single draft. You may remember the current record: It was Wake Forest with four last year (Ike Opara, Zach Schilawski, Corben Bone, Austin da Luz). The only other times a college has had three players drafted were UCLA in 2000 and 2010, and Maryland in 2009.
Akron also has senior Anthony Ampaipitakwon, who's expected to be a first rounder, so six isn't out of the question.
How about a list of first rounders by current conferences? If any have changed during this offseason, I'm unaware of it.
Other includes lower division teams and Fresno State, who no longer has a team.