With the 9th pick of the second round of the 2015 MLS Superdraft (30th overall), the Houston Dynamo selected Oumar Ballo out of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Ballo is a 6'2'' defender that has the strength and aerial ability to be a quality addition to the Dynamo back line.
Matt Jordan, the Dynamo's new Technical Director and General Manager, conducted the trade to Sporting Kansas City which moved the team up in draft order to make their pick. The team sent future considerations to SKC which were revealed to be the rights to central midfielder Servando Carrasco.
Our own Alicia Tolar took Ballo in SB Nation's Mock Draft with the club's 8th pick and she highlighted some of his strengths. Ballo was coveted by the Dynamo brass and valued him high enough to trade up for him and in doing so addressed one of their biggest off-season needs in shoring up the backline.
We'll keep you updated on all information about the 2015 MLS Superdraft as it comes in to us.