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MLS Draft 2016: Sporting Kansas City select Ryan James and Faik Hajderovic

The Bowling Green midfielder becomes Sporting KC's first player taken in the 2016 MLS Draft, followed by Faik Hajderovic from St. Louis University as their final pick.

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Sporting Kansas City made two picks Tuesday afternoon in MLS SuperDraft. In the third round, with the No. 52 overall pick, they selected midfielder Ryan James from Bowling Green and, with the No. 72 overall pick, they selected forward Faik Hajderovic from St. Louis University.

James is a midfielder who spent the majority of his career as a starter. He's a Canadian international who had nine career goals and 15 assists with Bowling Green. He was Sporting KC's first actual player selection since they did not pick an actual player in the first two rounds.

Hajderovic spent the majority of his career at the University of Evansville before transferring to St. Louis his senior season. The forward scored two goals and assisted on two more this season with the Billikens, and had 26 assists throughout his career.

Both players are not signed by Sporting KC and with the roster already at 29 players, with the maximum at 28 players, both can be considered long shots to make the senior roster. The roster can exceed the limit until the start of the season, before it will need to be trimmed to 28 players.