D.C. United put together quite a draft at the Baltimore Convention Center today, adding two players from the NCAA Championship winning University of Akron Zips, and then grabbing a big goalkeeper in the third round.
Following their selection of midfielder Perry Kitchen in the first round, Ben Olsen went back to the Akron well in the second round. They picked Chris Korb, a defender who can play on either the left or right. Korb told Black And Red United that he attended a United game as a child and is looking forward to playing to the best of his ability and getting better everyday.
D.C. didn't enter the day with any picks in the third round of the draft, but they added one by trading two picks from next week's Supplemental Draft to the Los Angeles Galaxy for the 50th overall selection. United used their newly acquired pick to select 6'-5" University of Denver goalkeeper Joe Willis. Willis was considered by many to be the second highest rated goalkeeper in the roster, so United were fortunate to grab him in the third round. Willis will have the chance to compete for the third goalkeeper spot on the roster behind Bill Hamid and Steve Cronin.