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January 13, 2011 at 10:58 AM

Sounders FC drafts Tetteh and Cruz in back-to-back picks

Photo credit: Courtesy of MLS

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cruz.jpgNine of the 10 Generation Adidas signings were drafted in the first round, but one fell to the second. That’s where Sounders FC selected UC-Santa Barbara midfielder Michael Tetteh with the 20th overall pick (which was acquired by Portland earlier in the day).

Tetteh was a late addition to the Generation Adidas class. GA players have already signed with the league and don’t count towards the salary cap, which makes them very valuable. Generally they’re among the top prospects available as well.

Tetteh is a native of Accra, Ghana. Height: 5-8. Weight: 155. Age: 21.

One pick later Seattle takes SMU defender Juan Leone Cruz, pictured to the right.

Here’s some info on Cruz: 23-year-old defender with Mexican and American citizenship. Height: 6-0. Weight: 172. Hometown: Round Rock, Texas. Started 47 games at SMU, with nine goals and five assists. Second-team all-midwest region.

UPDATE: With the 27th pick Seattle took Cal midfielder Servando Carrasco and goalkeeper Bryan Meredith from Monmouth at No. 29.

UPDATE: With presumably its last pick (barring a trade) Sounders FC takes Davidson College midfielder Alex Caskey at No. 47.

More to come.

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