With the first pick in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, the Minnesota United selected Abu Danladi.
The 21-year-old UCLA standout was calm and collected in his speech after being taken by the United, saying "it's been a long journey coming from Ghana."
Most soccer experts think Danladi was the best talent in the draft, although there are questions about his durability. He played in only 11 games at UCLA in 2016. Despite that, he still scored 7 goals and had 16 points.
He doesn't think injuries will be a problem in the MLS, though.
“I’m the type of player who runs a lot in a game and most of my injuries are very preventable," he told MLSSoccer.com. "I feel that being in a professional environment [will help], because the season’s longer and you have more time to recover after games."
It would be fun to shadow Danladi when he comes to Minnesota. Being from Ghana, he told the MLS online broadcast crew that he thought summer's in California were cold.
"I'm all in, 100 percent," Danladi said when asked about the cold in Minnesota. "I'm going to go all out, no excuses."