MLS Draft 2012: Seattle Sounders Select Andrew Duran With No. 15 Pick

Without really needing a starter at any position, the Seattle Sounders selected defender Andrew Duran with the No. 15 pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. The Sounders will almost certainly be looking for Duran to be more of a No. 3 centerback than have any expectation he'll be starting right away.

Duran was a bit of a late-bloomer at Creighton, as he didn't move into a full-time starter's role until his senior year. Prior to making 24 starts in 2011, Duran had never started more than seven times in any of his first four years (he had a medical red-shirt after tearing his ACL in 2008).

Chances are that Duran will compete for minutes with the likes of Patrick Ianni and Zach Scott, both of whom are expected to be backups this year. Duran did play some midfield at Creighton, but is unlikely to play there in MLS.

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