The Colorado Rapids today selected forward Philip Bannister from Loyola University (Maryland) with the last pick in the second round (36th overall) in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft.
The club then selected defender Javed Mohammed from the University of South Florida with the 54th overall selection -which was the last in the 3rd round and of the draft
Colorado had previously traded their first round pick (18th overall) to Dallas for starting left back Anthony Wallace.
Bannister, born in England, scored 40 goals in his four year collegiate career. In his senior season, he scored 10 goals in nine games before injurying his knee and missing the remainder of the season.
Mohammed, born in Trinidad, was a second-team All Big East selection following his senior year. He has played for various Trinidad and Tobago youth national teams.
Two starters on the Rapids 2010 MLS Cup-winning side entered MLS via the supplemental draft. All-Star and U.S. National Team midfielder Jeff Larentowicz was selected by the New England Revolution with the 45th pick (4th round) of the 2005 Supplemental Draft. Larentowicz was the 93rd player selected that year after 48 were chosen in the annual SuperDraft.
Also, Colorado picked defender Kosuke Kimura with 35th pick (3rd RD) of the 2007 Supplemental Draft. He was the 87th player taken that year after 52 had been selected in the SuperDraft.
Bannister and Mohammed will join Colorado's SuperDraft picks Eddie Ababio and Colin Givens for preseason training in late January.
Colorado Rapids 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft Selections
D.O.B.: October 3, 1988
Hometown: Wallsend, England
College: Loyola University (MD)
Acquired: Selected by the Rapids in the second round (36th overall) of the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft
D.O.B.: April 17, 1989
Hometown: LaRomain, Trinidad
College: University of South Florida
Acquired: Selected by the Rapids in the third round (54th overall) of the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft