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Draft Picks Sherrod, Lisch Ink Contracts

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Last month, the Houston Dynamo selected three college players in the 2014 Superdraft. Today, it was announced that two of them, second round pick Mark Sherrod (F) and third round pick Michael Lisch (GK) have both been signed to contracts.

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The career of an MLS Superdraft pick is hanging in the balance from draft day until they are cut or signed. For two of the Houston Dynamo's three draft picks, however, their fate is now known. This afternoon, it was announced that forward Mark Sherrod (the Dynamo's second round pick) and keeper Michael Lisch (third round pick) had both been signed to deals. Both will be emergency backups, and there seems to be hardly any chance that either will make it into a match, except perhaps in the Open Cup.

Neither Sherrod (Memphis) and Lisch (New Mexico) were expected to play large roles for the Dynamo this season, but having them inked to deals will at least ensure that the roster's future depth has a chance to ferment and improve. The road is harder for Lisch, as he's behind fringe national team keeper Tally Hall and capable backup Tyler Deric, but I see no reason why both can't play roles in the Dynamo of the future.

Also, as per league and club policy, terms of the deals were not made public.