Montreal Impact draftees Brad Stuver, Paolo DelPiccolo selected in Monday's Waiver Draft
Two Montreal Impact second-round SuperDraft picks, goalkeeper Brad Stuver and midfielder Paolo DelPiccolo, were the only two players selected in the MLS Waiver Draft that was conducted via conference call on Monday.
The 26 other players that were not selected by MLS teams are now available on a first-come, first-serve basis to any club seeking to sign them. The Crew and Revolution also drop to the bottom of the selection order for future Waiver Drafts.
The 22-year-old Stuver was the first selection, taken at No. 4 by the Columbus Crew and their new head coach Gregg Berhalter. A league pool goalkeeper during the 2013 season – available for use in cases of extreme hardship by clubs missing rostered goalkeepers due to injury or suspension – Stuver is an Ohio native and attended Cleveland State University. He also spent time in Columbus camp during the 2013 season
Stuver (above) was originally drafted in the second round of the 2013 SuperDraft – 32nd overall – by the Montreal Impact.
Another 2013 Impact draftee, DelPiccolo was picked up by the New England Revolution with the 12th overall pick in Monday's Waiver Draft.
Montreal originally drafted DelPiccolo 27th overall in the January SuperDraft, just five spots ahead of Stuver. Unlike Stuver, the 22-year-old officially signed with the Canadian team on July 5 after a stint with Eintracht Frankfurt of the German Bundesliga, where he played for the club's reserve team.
The former US Under-20 national teamer is yet to make his MLS debut, featuring exclusively in Reserve League matches for the Impact in 2013. He will reunite in New England with college teammate Andrew Farrell – the two were part of the Louisville team that reached the final of the 2010 College Cup.
— Andrew Farrell (@2Fast2Farrell) November 25, 2013