(From left) John Rooney, Jalil Anibaba, Michael Farfan, A.J. Soares, Will Bruin, and Kofi Sarkodie at the National Aquarium.
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Dolphin predicts California's Soares to be #1 pick

BALTIMORE — "Chesapeake," a dolphin at the National Aquarium here in Baltimore, may not know who Paul the Octopus was, but on the eve of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft (12 noon ET, ESPN2), she channeled her own inner soothsayer, predicting that University of California centerback A.J. Soares would go #1.

In a prediction game, the 18-year-old Atlantic bottlenose dolphin selected a soccer ball bearing Soares' name out of six balls that were kicked into the dolphin pool at the aquarium. The other five top prospects participating in the event included John Rooney, Jalil Anibaba, Michael Farfan, Kofi Sarkodie, and Will Bruin.

WATCH: Chesapeake makes her prediction

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