The first round of MLS's 2016 SuperDraft was anything but straight forward. Eight trades went down, and Wake Forest midfielder Jack Harrison was the surprise No. 1 selection for Chicago Fire. But, he was almost immediately traded to New York Red Bulls, who sent Chicago defender Brandon Vincent. Philadelphia Union made a few trades of their own and managed to take three players in the first six selections.
Locally, the biggest news was Marietta native Jordan McCrary going to New England Revolution. New England took the North Carolina fullback with the 10th overall pick. See the entire results from Rounds 1 and 2 right here.
Jordan Morris assists in Werder Bremen friendly win [SBI]
Morris continues to impress in Germany. If he keeps it up, Seattle Sounders will have to prepare for life without the young American.
Portland Timbers owner bashes ‘anti-MLS' Jurgen Klinsmann [SSFC]
Merritt Paulson believes Klinsmann, a native German, is pushing American players to ply their trade in Europe instead of their domestic league. Losing Morris would be a bummer for MLS, but commissioner Don Garber isn't buying in to the theory that Klinsmann is pushing him away.
Watch Christian Pulisic score for Borussia Dortmund's first team [SSFC]
It might be nice to keep young American stars at home, but it's pretty cool seeing them score goals for major European clubs.
Pulisic scores! @TopDrawerSoccer @socceramerica @ussoccer @BrianSciaretta pic.twitter.com/oSvLKKNgU9— DERBYSIEGER Raphi (@raphibvb) January 15, 2016
What's happening in The A?
Coming off a terrible loss to the Charlotte Hornets, the Hawks will try to get back on track Friday night against the Milwaukee Bucks.
What in the world are the Braves doing? General manager Coppolella took to Twitter to answer questions from fans.
And if you want to get a sneak preview of the Braves' pedestrian bridge at SunTrust Park, this thrilling video shows off a rendering.