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Columbus Crew Selects Two in SuperDraft Third Round

Crew add a midfielder and forward in the SuperDraft third round.

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Columbus Crew completed the 2014 MLS SuperDraft Tuesday, selecting two players in the third round.

With the fourth pick of the round - 42nd overall - the Crew picked U.C. Santa Barbra holding midfielder Kingsley "Fifi" Baiden.

Baiden had an injury-filled senior season, finishing with just one goal and one assist, but started 15 of the team's last 16 games. He was on the preseason All-Big West team and was ranked the 38th best collegiate player and top-10 midfielder in the country by TopDrawerSoccer.com.

He was All-Big West first team in 2012 and second team in 2013 despite missing time.

Before the draft, Columbus traded one of their eight international roster spots to the Vancouver Whitecaps for the seventh pick of the third round - 45th overall.

With that pick, the Black and Gold selected Adam Bedell out of Detroit Mercy. Bedell played midfield and forward in college, but Crew head coach Gregg Berhalter stated that he sees him as a forward.

In 2012 Bedell was named Horizon League Player of the Year, scoring a league-leading 11 goals and tied for the league-high with five assists. Bedell also played for Detroit City F.C. last season, appearing in three games and registering one assist.

With the draft process over, the players will report to Columbus on Friday for physicals and meetings before heading to Florida to begin preseason training.