MLS SuperDraft 2020

26 players selected in final rounds of 2020 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas

Clubs continue building rosters with MLS preseason, Concacaf Champions League on the horizon
 
NEW YORK (Monday, Jan. 13, 2019) – The 2020 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas concluded on Monday, with 26 players selected over the third and fourth rounds, as clubs around the league continue building their rosters in the lead-up to the 2020 season. 
 
FC Cincinnati acquired the No. 1 pick in the third round (53rd overall) via trade with Inter Miami CF, and selected Indiana University senior midfielder Joris Ahlinvi. Prior to the Ahlinvi’s senior season as a transfer to Indiana, he was a 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List contender and a First-Team All-Conference USA selection at Florida International University. Ahlinvi scored two goals in 10 appearances during his senior season at Indiana.
 
With the second pick in the third round (54th overall), expansion club Nashville SC selected senior forward Shak Adams of Florida Gulf Coast University. A native of Antioch, Tenn., Adams notched 23 career goals, including eight game-winners to compliment his 16 assists over his 71 appearances that featured 50 starts.
  • Results from Round 1 and Round 2 of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas are available here.
 
  • The complete 2020 MLS SuperDraft selection tracker, which includes all four rounds, is available on MLSsoccer.com.
 
Following the final two rounds of the SuperDraft, clubs now shift their focus to the 2019 MLS preseason, which opened on Monday for the five clubs competing in the 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League. Reigning MLS Cup champions Seattle Sounders FC will join Atlanta United, the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup champions and Campeones Cup champions, alongside 2019 Supporters’ Shield winner Los Angeles Football Club, Canadian Championship winners Montreal Impact, and Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference champions New York City FC in the tournament. 
 
MLS teams not competing in Concacaf Champions League play will open preseason training camps on Saturday, Jan. 18.
 
 
RESULTS: 2020 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas (Rounds 3-4)
 
ROUND 3
 
#
TEAM
PLAYER
POS.
HT
WT
DOB
HOMETOWN
CLUB/COLLEGE
53.
CIN
Joris Ahlinvi
MF
5-11
175
7/13/1995
Gujan-Mestras, France
Indiana University
54.
NSH
Shak Adams
FW
5-7
138
9/7/1998
Antioch, Tenn.
Florida Gulf Coast Univ.
55.
VAN
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
56.
MTL
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
57.
ORL
Nick O'Callaghan
DF
6-0
167
3/11/1997
Winter Springs, Fla.
Florida International Univ.
58.
KC
Jaret Townsend
MF
5-10
160
1/29/1998
Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Univ. of Washington
59.
CLB
Ryo Shimazaki
DF
5-9
150
4/19/1997
Kawasaki, Japan
Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
60.
MTL
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
61.
MTL
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
62.
NYR
Stavros Zarokostas
FW
5-7
160
11/5/1997
Coventry, R.I.
Univ. of Rhode Island
63.
COL
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
64.
SJ
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
65.
DC
Andrew Verdi
GK
6-4
210
3/30/1998
Ivyland, Pa.
Univ. of Michigan
66.
DAL
Derek Waldeck
MF
5-8
150
2/1/1998
Santa Clarita, Calif.
Stanford Univ.
67.
NYR
Barry Sharifi
MF
5-10
173
11/10/1997
Jericho, N.Y.
Loyola Univ. Maryland
68.
POR
Zac McGraw
DF
6-4
205
xx/xx/1996
Torrance, Calif.
U.S. Military Academy West Point
69.
DC
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
70.
HOU
Duncan Turnbull
GK
6-7
226
xx/xx/1998
Geneva, Ill.
Univ. of Notre Dame
71.
LA
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
72.
RSL
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
73.
PHI
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
74.
NYC
Parker Siegfried
GK
6-1
170
2/17/1997
Granville, Ohio
Ohio State Univ.
75.
ATL
Phillip Goodrum
MF
6-0
170
6/20/1997
Charlotte, N.C.
Univ. of North Carolina Wilmington
76.
LFC
Jorge Gonzalez
MF
5-10
165
10/29/1998
Valencia, Spain
Southern Illinois Univ. Edwardsville
77.
TOR
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
78.
SEA
Julian Avila-Good
MF
5-10
160
4/30/1998
Winnipeg, Man., Canada
Seattle Univ.
 
 
 
ROUND 4
 
#
TEAM
PLAYER
POS.
HT
WT
DOB
HOMETOWN
CLUB/COLLEGE
79.
DAL
Anders Engebretsen
FW
5-8
 
1/8/1996
Oslo, Norway
Saint Mary’s College
80.
NSH
Luke Haakenson
MF
5-10
175
9/10/1997
Maple Grove, Minn.
Creighton Univ.
81.
LA
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
82.
VAN
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
83.
ORL
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
84.
KC
James Kasak
DF
5-9
160
2/12/1998
Stuarts Draft, Va.
Virginia Tech State Univ.
85.
CLB
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
86.
HOU
Kyle Edwards
MF
6-1
184
1/15/1997
Barrouallie, St.Vincent&Grenadines
Univ. of Texas Rio Grande Valley
87.
COL
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
88.
MIN
Matthew Bentley
FW
6-1
178
5/23/1998
London, England
Missouri State Univ.
89.
COL
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
90.
SJ
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
91.
DC
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
92.
DAL
Aidan Megally
MF
6-0
 
xx/xx/1998
Park Ridge, Ill.
Loyola Univ. Chicago
93.
NYR
Niko Petridis
MF
5-7
155
9/29/1998
Norwalk, Conn.
St. John's University
94.
POR
Joergen Oland
DF
6-2
178
3/25/1997
Drammen, Norway
Fordham Univ.
95.
DC
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
96.
MIN
Andrew Booth
MF
5-11
170
7/16/1997
Tamarac, Fla.
Florida International Univ.
97.
LA
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
98.
RSL
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
99.
PHI
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
100.
NYC
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
101.
PHI
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
102.
LFC
Younes Boudadi
DF
6-0
170
1/23/1996
Ypres, Belgium
Creighton Univ.
103.
TOR
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
104.
CHI
PASS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TEAM-BY-TEAM SELECTIONS:
 
Atlanta United (2): Patrick Nielsen (23); Phillip Goodrum (75)
Chicago Fire FC (1): Jonathan Jimenez (26)
FC Cincinnati (2): Rey Ortiz (29); Joris Ahlinvi (53)
Colorado Rapids (1): Robin Afamefuna (37)
Columbus Crew SC (4): Miguel Berry (7); Remi Prieur (47); Danny Griffin (49); Ryo Shimazaki (59)
D.C. United (3): Simon Lefebvre (21); Josh Fawole (42); Andrew Verdi (65)
FC Dallas (6): Nkosi Burgess (14); Cal Jennings (17); Manuel Ferriol (40); Derek Waldeck (66);Anders Engebretsen (79); Aidan Megally (92)
Houston Dynamo (4): Garrett McLaughlin (8); Luka Prpa (34); Duncan Turnbull (70); Kyle Edwards (86)
Sporting Kansas City (2): Jaret Townsend (58); James Kasak (84)
LA Galaxy (1): Tom Smart (45)
Los Angeles Football Club (4): Paulo Pita (24); Jack Hallahan (50); Jorge Gonzalez (76); Younes Boudadi (102)
Inter Miami CF (2): Robbie Robinson (1); Dylan Nealis (3)
Minnesota United FC (3): Noah Billingsley (18); Matthew Bentley (88); Andrew Booth (96)
Montréal Impact (1): Jeremy Kelly (9)
Nashville SC (6): Jack Maher (2); Alistair Johnston (11); Elliot Panicco (13); Tanner Dieterich (28); Shak Adams (54); Luke Haakenson (80)
New England Revolution (3): Henry Kessler (6); Simon Lekressner (30); Keegan Meyer (43)
New York Red Bulls (7): Patrick Seagrist (10); Cherif Diaye (15); Wallis Lapsley (36); Deri Corfe (41); Stavros Zarokostas (62); Barry Sharifi (67); Niko Petridis (93)
New York City FC (3): Jesús Perez (22); Felicien Dumas (48); Parker Siegfried (74)
Orlando City SC (5): Daryl Dike (5); Joey DeZart (31); Jonathan Dean (39); Austin Aviza (44); Nick O'Callaghan (57)
Philadelphia Union (0)
Portland Timbers (3): Aaron Molloy (16); Zac McGraw (68); Joergen Oland (94)
Real Salt Lake (2): Dayonn Harris (20); Michael Wetungu (46)
San Jose Earthquakes (3): Tanner Beason (12); Jack Skahan (27); Jon Bell (38)
Seattle Sounders FC (3): Danny Reynolds (35); Timo Mehlich (52); Julian Avila-Good (78)
Toronto FC (4): Nyal Higgins (19); Ifunanyachi Achara (25); Malick Mbaye (33); Simon Waever (51)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2): Ryan Raposo (4), Daniel Gagliardi (32)
 
COLLEGE-BY-COLLEGE SELECTIONS:
Univ. of Akron (1): Tom Smart
Univ. of California (1): Simon Lekressner
Univ. of California, Davis (1): Wallis Lapsley
Univ. of California, Santa Barbara (1): Noah Billingsley
Univ. of Central Florida (2): Jonathan Dean; Cal Jennings
Clemson Univ. (3): Tanner Dieterich; Malick Mbaye; Robbie Robinson
Univ. of Connecticut (1): Dayonn Harris
Creighton Univ. (2): Younes Boudadi; Luke Haakenson
Florida Gulf Coast Univ. (1): Shak Adams
Florida International Univ. (3): Andrew Booth; Daniel Gagliardi; Nick O'Callaghan
Fordham Univ. (1): Joergen Oland
Georgetown Univ. (2): Ifunanyachi Achara; Dylan Nealis
High Point Univ. (1): Keegan Meyer
Univ. of Illinois at Chicago (1): Jesús Perez
Indiana Univ. (3): Joris Ahlinvi; Jack Maher; Simon Waever
James Madison Univ. (1): Manuel Ferriol
Univ. of Louisville (1): Cherif Diaye
Loyola Univ. Chicago (1): Aidan Megally
Loyola Univ. Maryland (2): Josh Fawole; Barry Sharifi
Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (1): Jon Bell
Marquette Univ. (2): Luka Prpa; Patrick Seagrist
Marshall Univ. (1): Paulo Pita
Univ. of Michigan (2): Jack Hallahan; Andrew Verdi
Michigan State Univ. (2): Patrick Nielsen; Michael Wetungu
Missouri State Univ. (1): Matthew Bentley
University of Nevada Las Vegas (1): Timo Mehlich
Univ. of North Carolina (2): Jeremy Kelly; Jack Skahan
Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (1): Elliot Panicco
Univ. of North Carolina Wilmington (2): Phillip Goodrum; Danny Reynolds
Univ. of Notre Dame (2): Felicien Dumas; Duncan Turnbull
Ohio State Univ. (1): Parker Siegfried
Univ. of the Pacific (1): Jonathan Jimenez
Penn State Univ. (1): Aaron Molloy
Univ. of Portland (1); Rey Ortiz
Providence College (2): Austin Aviza; Danny Griffin
Univ. of Rhode Island (1): Stavros Zarokostas
St. John’s Univ. (1): Niko Petridis
Saint Mary’s College (2): Anders Engebretsen; Remi Prieur
Univ. of San Diego (1): Miguel Berry
Seattle Univ. (2): Julian Avila-Good; Nkosi Burgess
Southern Illinois Univ. Edwardsville (1): Jorge Gonzalez
Southern Methodist Univ. (1): Garrett McLaughlin
Stanford Univ. (2): Tanner Beason; Derek Waldeck
Syracuse Univ. (2): Nyal Higgins; Ryan Raposo
Temple Univ. (1): Simon Lefebvre
Univ. of Texas Rio Grande Valley (1): Kyle Edwards
U.S. Military Academy West Point (1): Zac McGraw
Univ. of Virginia (3): Robin Afamefuna, Daryl Dike, Henry Kessler
Virginia Commonwealth Univ. (1): Ryo Shimazaki
Virginia Polytechnic State Univ. (1): James Kasak
Wake Forest Univ. (2): Joey DeZart, Alistair Johnston
Univ. of Washington (1): Jaret Townsend
Wright State Univ. (1): Deri Corfe
 
 

 

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