Impact draft Duke’s Wenger with top MLS pick



KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The expansion Montreal Impact selected Duke forward Andrew Wenger with the first overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft on Thursday.

Wenger won the Hermann Trophy as the top NCAA player and is considered by many the most complete player in the draft. He was the ACC offensive player of the year this season and defensive player of the year last season. The 6-foot forward had 17 goals and eight assists in 22 games for the Blue Devils in 2011.

Akron forward Darren Mattocks was picked second overall by the Vancouver Whitecaps. UCLA midfielder Kelyn Rowe went third to New England, UC Santa Barbara’s Luis Silva was picked fourth by Toronto FC and Maryland forward Casey Townsend was picked fifth by Chivas USA.

The two-round entry draft was being held at the Kansas City Convention Center.