The Philadelphia Union had three draft picks to use in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft and they went with a forward, a midfielder and a defender.
In the first round with the 13th pick, the Union selected forward Chandler Hoffman (UCLA). Philadelphia picked up Greg Jordan, a midfielder from Creighton, with the 32nd pick (second round). With their last pick, the 35th overall, the Union selected Raymon Gaddis, a defender from West Virginia. The Union received their second pick in the second round in a 2010 trade with Sporting Kansas City.
Both Hoffman and the club were surprised that he was still around at the 13th pick. Hoffman was fourth in the country last season with 18 goals.
Jordan is a defensive type of midfielder who chipped in three goals for Creighton in 2011.
Gaddis has played with a Union affiliate, Reading United AC of the USL-PDL, so he is a known quantity to the team. Union coach John Hackworth called Gadddis
"probably one of the best right back prospects in the country" (via Philadelphia Union.com)
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