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New York Red Bulls Draft History

The 2011 MLS SuperDraft is just two days away, and the Red Bulls have four selections,with the first coming at #13 overall.  This is also the second draft for Sporting Director/General Manager Erik Soler and head coach Hans Backe.  With one draft under their belts, lets take a look back at last season's selections, as well as examine how RBNY draft picks have fared (NOTE: Red Bull GmbH took ownership of the New York franchise after the 2006 MLS SuperDraft).

Tony Tchani (1st round/2nd overall): Appeared in 27 matches, starting 17 and scoring one goal and three assists
Austin da Luz (1st round/14th overall): Rookie season limited due to injury
Tim Ream (2nd round/18th overall): Played every MLS minute, Rookie of the Year finalist, USMNT callup
Conor Chinn (3rd round/34th overall): Added depth at forward, showed well in Open Cup/Friendly matches
Irving Garcia (4th round/50th overall): Show flashes before injury ended season early

Jeremy Hall (1st round/11th overall): Current member of Portland Timbers (left via trade in 2010)
Babajide Ogunbiyi (2nd round/18th overall): Current member of Denmark's Viborg FF (did not sign with team)
Jack Traynor (2nd round/29th overall): Current member of USSF-2's AC St. Louis (waived by team in 2009)
Nick Zimmerman (3rd round/44th overall): Current member of Philadelphia Union (left via expansion draft in 2009)

Eric Brunner (2nd round/16th overall): Current member of Portland Timbers (left via trade in 2009)
Luke Sassano (3rd round/32nd overall): Current member of Sporting Kansas City (left via 2010 Stage 2 Re-Entry Draft)
David Roth (4th round/44th overall): No current professional team (waived by team in 2009)

Dane Richards (2nd round/19th overall): Scored five goals and three assists over 25 games in 2010.
Sinisa Ubiparipovic (3rd round/33rd overall): Has made 69 appearances over four season in New York

Take a look back at the Red Bulls' 2010 Draft and their initial thoughts on the picks in this video:

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