The second round of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft came quickly for FC Dallas and their two selections. With the 37th pick in the draft, FC Dallas selected defender Walker Hume from the University of North Carolina.
Then with the 40th pick in the draft, FC Dallas took Canadian Generation adidas forward Adonijah Reid.
Hume is a pretty typical center back out of the ACC that FC Dallas loves to take. He is another big target in the center of defense that will be great for defending set pieces and scoring off of them as well. In 2016, he had four goals and four assists on the season for the Tar Heels.
FC Dallas has needed central defensive depth from this draft as Hume will certainly sit behind Walker Zimmerman and Matt Hedges.
Hume is also a Texas native as he was born in Dallas before he grew up in San Angelo.
Reid is a 17-year old goalscorer from the Canadian GA program. He has been a part of the Canadian Youth National Team player pool since 2014.
Reid comes from the League One Ontario side ANB Futbol where he scored 20 goals last year.
Generation adidas is a joint program between MLS and adidas that is dedicated to developing exceptional domestic talent in the U.S. and Canada in a professional environment. Each year, a handful of top domestic collegiate underclassmen and youth national team players are signed by the league and placed in the SuperDraft. Generation adidas players do not count against an MLS team’s salary budget.