Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 will go down in history for the Los Angeles Football Club.
It is the first MLS SuperDraft the expansion team was a part of. Their first picks were made and even their first draft trade were all done in the first round.
Here is a look at the first round of the MLS SuperDraft from a social media perspective:
The LAFC 3252 made their presence felt before the draft began:
Then, the countdown to the draft began:
Then, history was made when Joao Moutinho was picked by LAFC with the No. 1 pick in the draft:
Was that a slip of the tongue by MLS Commissioner Don Graber?
Congrats to another player coming out of Akron, OH, another fine soccer community.— Keith Naas (@knaas) January 19, 2018
But Garber, “The 2008 MLS SuperDraft, the Los Angeles Football Craft”
In 2008 the Columbus Crew, Charter Member #01, won the MLS Cup in Carson, CA.
No matter ... Moutinho even got a little love from Walker Zimmerman after being drafted:
But wait ... just when you thought LAFC’s first round was over ...
Then came Tristan Blackmon:
The University of the Pacific defender talks to MLSsoccer.com:
Then, both Moutinho and Blackmon sit down with SiriusXM FC:
Both seem ready to represent LAFC:
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