Andrew Farrell is introduced by MLS commissioner Don Garber as the first pick of the draft.
Andrew Farrell is introduced by MLS commissioner Don Garber as the first pick of the draft.
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Louisville defender Andrew Farrell was selected by the New England Revolution with the top pick in Major League Soccer's draft on Thursday.

The 20-year-old was a first-team All-American last season as a junior, when he shifted from midfield to the back line. New England acquired the top pick from Toronto a day earlier.

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Connecticut midfielder Carlos Alvarez was taken by Chivas USA with the second pick. From East Los Angeles, Alvarez was with the U.S. Under-20 team in 2008 and Mexico's Under-20 team the following year.

Toronto then selected Kyle Bekker, a Canadian midfielder from Boston College, and Vancouver drafted 18-year-old forward Kekuta Manneh.

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