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January 12, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Sounders FC drafts UAB forward Babayele Sodade with the No. 34 overall pick

sodade mug.jpgWith its second pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, Sounders FC selected UAB forward Babayele Sodade with the No. 34 overall pick in the second.

On the ESPN broadcast they were praising his athleticism. Sodade is 6-foot-3, 195 pounds and scored 29 career goals at UAB (13 as a senior in 21 games). At the MLS Combine in Ft. Lauderdale, Sodade finished with the third-best vertical leap.

“Sodade is a big presence up front, he’s got good pace,” said coach Sigi Schmid. “He showed well at the combine. He’s had a good career at UAB and he’s the kind of player who could be a surprise guy like [Sporting Kansas City forward] C.J. Sapong was last year.”

I have his bio and some highlights from the combine after the jump…

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I am so honored to have the opportunity to play for a club like @soundersfc and in a beautiful city with the best fans in the MLS #Sounders
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