HOW ACQUIRED: Selected No. 14 overall in 2020 SuperDraft. Signed on February 18, 2020.
Burgess is a young center back who should add depth to FCD's backline in 2020.
COLLEGE: Burgess was named 2019 WAC Defensive Player of the Year and selected to the United Soccer Coaches All-Region First Team with Seattle University. He scored one goal and recorded one assist in 20 appearances. He earned 18 starts with Seattle’s backline and helped the Redhawks earn 10 shutouts and the regular season title. Prior to joining Seattle U, Burgess played three seasons with University of Connecticut, appearing in 46 matches, including 17 starts.