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MLS Jan 14, 2020

Twenty-six college players selected in Rounds 3 and 4 of MLS SuperDraft

NEW YORK– The 2020 MLS SuperDraft 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 2020 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 MLS regular season 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