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D.C. United picks Julian Buescher #11 in 2016 MLS Draft, Acquires 2nd Round Pick

The Black and Red make a move, select a guy they wanted.

D.C. United traded Targeted Allocation Money to Sporting Kansas City in order to acquire the #11 pick and promptly selected Julian Buescher from Syracuse. The German-born midfielder, part of this year's Generation Adidas class, was projected to go 12th in the most recent MLS Mock Draft (and as high as 7th on Top Drawer Soccer's last mock), and there were reports the team was high on Buscher. The Colorado Rapids acquiring the 12th pick from the LA Galaxy for allocation money just before the draft perhaps make Ben Olsen and Dave Kasper a bit skittish, hence the move with SKC.

The Black and Red had the 13th pick in the draft, but traded it to Orlando City SC for OCSC's second round pick (#32 overall) and received targeted allocation money of their own in the deal. So to sum up, D.C. picked 11th, got the guy they wanted, and gained a second rounder in the process.

More to come when that pick occurs, and additional thoughts from the Superdraft.