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In final rounds, 27 collegiate players chosen to cap off MLS SuperDraft

Clubs now have sights on MLS preseason, Concacaf Champions League play as multiple camps get underway this week
 
NEW YORK (Monday, Jan. 14, 2019) – The 2019 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas concluded Monday afternoon with the completion of the third and fourth rounds, with 27 collegiate players chosen among the field. Expansion side FC Cincinnati opened the third round with the selection of Rashawn Dally, who became the first player to be drafted in Quinnipiac University program history.
 
With the second pick in the third round (50th overall), the San Jose Earthquakes chose two-time All-WAC First Team defender Nathan Aune out of Seattle University. Aune also was the WAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2017. The Chicago Fire, who did not make a selection during Friday’s first two rounds from McCormick Place in Chicago, were busy on Monday with three new pieces to their roster. The Fire’s top selection was defender Ebenezer Ackon (53rd overall), a native of Cape Coast, Ghana, who earned All-MAC First Team accolades this past season with Bowling Green State.
 
With the conclusion of the SuperDraft, clubs now have their sights on the 2019 MLS preseason, presented by Advocare, and 2019 Concacaf Champions League play. Defending MLS champions Atlanta United, Western Conference regular season winners Sporting Kansas City, the Houston Dynamo and Toronto FC have all opened their respective camps, and the 2018 Supporters’ Shield-winning New York Red Bulls open camp on Tuesday as these five clubs will represent MLS during the CCL.
 
A round-by-round summary of the 2019 SuperDraft (Rounds 3 and 4) follows:
 
 
 
ROUND 3
 
#
TEAM
PLAYER
POS.
HT
WT
DOB
HOMETOWN
CLUB/COLLEGE
49.
CIN
Rashawn Dally
MF
6-2
190
01/14/1997
Bloomfield, Conn.
Quinnipiac Univ.
50.
SJ
Nathan Aune
DF
6-4
185
10/27/1996
Arlington, Wash.
Seattle Univ.
51.
LA
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
52.
LA
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
53.
CHI
Ebenezer Ackon
DF
6-0
178
12/02/1993
Cape Coast, Ghana
Bowling Green State Univ.
54.
TOR
Patrick Bunk-Andersen
DF
6-2
175
01/13/1995
Copenhagen, Denmark
Clemson Univ.
55.
CHI
Grant Stoneman
DF
6-1
180
11/27/1995
St. Charles, Ill.
Loyola Univ. – Chicago
56.
HOU
Brad Dunwell
MF
5-8
165
12/31/1996
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Wake Forest Univ.
57.
NE
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
58.
MTL
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
59.
ORL
Scott DeVoss
DF
6-1
175
02/26/1995
Centennial, Colo.
Univ. of Denver
60.
LA
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
61.
CIN
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
62.
DC
Leandro “Geo” Alves
MF
5-8
150
08/24/1995
Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
Univ. of Vermont
63.
DAL
Eduvie Ikoba
FW
6-4
205
10/26/1997
Bettendorf, Iowa
Dartmouth College
64.
LFC
Javi Perez
MF
5-9
163
03/29/1996
Valencia, Spain
Univ. of Pittsburgh
65.
RSL
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
66.
CLB
Justin Donawa
MF
5-9
150
06/27/1996
Sandys, Bermuda
Dartmouth College
67.
NYC
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
68.
SEA
Aleks Berkholds
DF
6-1
185
04/27/1996
Northridge, Calif.
San Diego State. Univ.
69.
SKC
Franky Martinez
DF
6-1
175
08/09/1995
Englewood, N.J.
Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell
70.
NYRB
Rashid Nuhu
GK
6-1
175
12/07/1995
Accra, Ghana
Fordham Univ.
71.
POR
Francesco Moore
DF
5-10
168
12/20/1995
Highland Park, Ill.
Indiana Univ.
72.
DC
Shinya Kadono
FW
5-7
168
01/30/1997
Irvine, Calif.
Univ. of California
 
 
ROUND 4
 
#
TEAM
PLAYER
POS.
HT
WT
DOB
HOMETOWN
CLUB/COLLEGE
73.
LFC
Kevin Mendoza
MF
5-9
145
01/08/1994
Mexico City, Mexico
Liberty Univ.
74.
SJ
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
75.
MIN
Kevin Rodriguez
FW
5-8
145
09/25/1996
Pasadena, Texas
Northern Illinois Univ.
76.
COL
Robbie Mertz
MF
5-7
150
12/04/1996
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Univ. of Michigan
77.
CHI
Mark Forest
FW
6-3
 
 
Douglassville, Pa.
Lehigh Univ.
78.
NYRB
Sean McSherry
MF
5-9
160
03/07/1997
Freehold, N.J.
Princeton Univ.
79.
ATL
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
80.
RSL
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
81.
NE
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
82.
MTL
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
83.
VAN
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
84.
NYRB
Joey Piatczyc
MF
5-8
158
02/16/1996
Lee’s Summit, Mo.
West Virginia Univ.
85.
CIN
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
86.
LA
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
87.
DAL
Sam Ebstein
FW
6-1
170
12/26/1995
San Francisco, Calif.
Univ. of California
88.
DAL
Dylan Castenheira
GK
6-3
200
08/26/1995
Lansing, Mich.
Columbia Univ.
89.
RSL
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
90.
CLB
Rafael Mentzingen
MF
5-9
165
05/02/1996
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Valparaiso Univ.
91.
CLB
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
92.
MTL
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
93.
SKC
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
94.
MIN
Mitchell Osmond
DF
6-3
176
03/11/1994
Sydney, Australia
Univ. of Rio Grande
95.
POR
David Zalzman
MF
5-9
160
03/04/1996
Maracay, Venezuela
Univ. of Memphis
96.
ORL
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TEAM-BY-TEAM SELECTIONS (FULL 2019 SUPERDRAFT):
 
Atlanta United (2): Anderson Asiedu (24); Amir Bashti (48)
Chicago Fire (3): Ebenezer Ackon (53); Grant Stoneman (55); Mark Forest (77)
FC Cincinnati (6): Frankie Amaya (1); Logan Gdula (13); Tommy McCabe (29); Jimmy Hague (30); Ben Lundt (37); Rashawn Dally (49)
Colorado Rapids (4): Andre Shinyashiki (5); Marcello Borges (28); Jacob Hauser-Ramsey (42); Robbie Mertz (76)
Columbus Crew SC (3): JJ Williams (18); Justin Donawa (66); Rafael Mentzingen (90)
D.C. United (3): Akeem Ward (14); Leandro “Geo” Alves (62); Shinya Kadono (72)
FC Dallas (5): Callum Montgomery (4); John Nelson (10); Eduvie Ikoba (63); Sam Ebstein (87); Dylan Castenheira (88)
Houston Dynamo (3): Sam Junqua (8); Andrew Samuels (33); Brad Dunwell (56)
Sporting Kansas City (3): Kamar Marriott (20); Camden Riley (45); Franky Martinez (69)
LA Galaxy (2): Emil Cuello (19); Don Tchilao (36)
Los Angeles Football Club (3): Peter-Lee Vassell (40); Javi Perez (64); Kevin Mendoza (73)
Minnesota United FC (5): Dayne St. Clair (7); Chase Gasper (15); Hassani Dotson (31); Kevin Rodriguez (75); Mitchell Osmond (94)
Montréal Impact (1): Amar Sejdic (34)
New England Revolution (2): Tajon Buchanan (9); DeJuan Jones (11)
New York Red Bulls (7): Roy Boateng (16); Janos Loebe (22); Sean Nealis (25); Rece Buckmaster (32); Rashid Nuhu (70); Sean McSherry (78); Joey Piatczyc (84)
New York City FC (2): Luis Barraza (12); Abdi Mohamed (43)
Orlando City SC (4): Santiago Patiño (3); Kamal Miller (27); Tommy Madden (38); Scott DeVoss (59)
Philadelphia Union (0)
Portland Timbers (4): Ryan Sierakowski (23); Lennart Hein (47); Francesco Moore (71); David Zalzman (95)
Real Salt Lake (2): Sam Brown (17); Kyle Coffee (41)
San Jose Earthquakes (4): Siad Haji (2); Sergio Rivas (26); Mamadi Camara (46); Nathan Aune (50)
Seattle Sounders FC (3): Tucker Bone (20); Joel Rydstrand (44); Aleks Berkholds (68)
Toronto FC (3): Griffin Dorsey (6); Adam Wilson (39); Patrick Bunk-Andersen (54)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (1): Brendan McDonough (35)
 
COLLEGE-BY-COLLEGE SELECTIONS (FULL 2019 SUPERDRAFT:
U.S. Air Force Academy (1): Tucker Bone
Univ. of Akron (2): Ben Lundt; Abdi Mohamed
Bowling Green State Univ. (1): Ebenezer Ackon
Univ. of California (3): Sam Ebstein; Sam Junqua; Shinya Kadono
Univ. of California, Davis (1): Roy Boateng
Univ. of California, Los Angeles (2): Frankie Amaya, Anderson Asiedu
Clemson Univ. (1): Patrick Bunk-Andersen
Columbia Univ. (1): Dylan Castenheira
Univ. of Connecticut (1): Jacob Hauser-Ramsey
Creighton Univ. (2): Joel Rydstrand; Akeem Ward
Dartmouth College (2): Justin Donawa; Eduvie Ikoba
Univ. of Denver (2): Scott DeVoss; Andre Shinyashiki
Florida Gulf Coast Univ. (1): Kamar Marriott
Florida International Univ. (1): Santiago Patiño
Fordham Univ. (2): Janos Loebe; Rashid Nuhu
Georgetown Univ. (1): Brendan McDonough
Harvard Univ. (1): Sam Brown
Hofstra Univ. (1): Sean Nealis
Indiana Univ. (3): Rece Buckmaster; Griffin Dorsey; Francesco Moore
Univ. of Kentucky (1): JJ Williams
Lehigh Univ. (1): Mark Forest
Liberty Univ. (1): Kevin Mendoza
Univ. of Louisville (1): Adam Wilson
Loyola Univ. – Chicago (1): Grant Stoneman
Marquette Univ. (1): Luis Barraza
Univ. of Maryland (4): Chase Gasper; Dayne St. Clair; Andrew Samuels; Amar Sejdic
Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (1): Franky Martinez
Univ. of Memphis (1): David Zalzman
Univ. of Michigan (2): Marcello Borges; Robbie Mertz
Michigan State Univ. (3): Jimmy Hague; DeJuan Jones; Ryan Sierakowski
Univ. of North Carolina Charlotte (2): Tommy Madden; Callum Montgomery
Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1): John Nelson
Northern Illinois Univ. (1): Kevin Rodriguez
Univ. of Notre Dame (1): Tommy McCabe
Oregon State Univ. (2): Hassani Dotson; Don Tchilao
Univ. of Pacific (1): Camden Riley
Univ. of Pittsburgh (1): Javi Perez
Princeton Univ. (1): Sean McSherry
Quinnipiac Univ. (1): Rashawn Dally
Univ. of Rio Grande (1): Mitchell Osmond
San Diego State Univ. (1): Aleks Berkholds
Saint Louis Univ. (1): Lennart Hein
Seattle Univ. (2): Nathan Aune; Sergio Rivas
Simon Fraser Univ. (1): Mamadi Camara
Southern Methodist Univ. (1): Emil Cuello
Stanford Univ. (1): Amir Bashti
Syracuse Univ. (2): Tajon Buchanan; Kamal Miller
Valparaiso Univ. (1): Rafael Mentzingen
Univ. of Vermont (1): Leandro “Geo” Alves
Virginia Commonwealth Univ. (1): Siad Haji
Wake Forest Univ. (2): Brad Dunwell; Logan Gdula
Univ. of Washington (1): Kyle Coffee
West Virginia Univ. (1): Joey Piatczyc
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