2011 MLS Draft: Vancouver Whitecaps Pick Omar Salgado

The Vancouver Whitecaps shocked the MLS world with the first pick of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, selecting 17-year-old, left-footed forward Omar Salgado. The consensus among those following the draft was that one of two Akron teammates, Perry Kitchen or Darlington Nagbe, would be the top selection.

With this pick, Vancouver is obviously going with high upside over immediate impact. Salgado has a lot of room to fill out his 6-foot-4 frame, as he currently weighs just 170 pounds. He most recently was in the Chivas de Guadalajara youth system, but was jettisoned when he chose to represent the United States in international competition, rather than Mexico.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.