ACC Leads with 14 Major League Soccer Draft Picks

Clemson’s T.J. Casner selected in fourth round


GREENSBORO, N.C. – The 2016 Major League Soccer SuperDraft wrapped up on Tuesday, with Clemson’s T.J. Casner becoming the 14th ACC player to be selected in the draft.

The Tiger forward was selected with the sixth pick of the third round by the Houston Dynamo. With the pick, Clemson set a program record with four draft picks in the draft to lead all ACC teams.

Six of the league’s 12 teams had at least one player selected in the draft.

Thirteen ACC players were selected in the first two rounds of the draft, held January 14th, including eight in the first round. The 14 total draft picks were the most of any conference. 

MLS SuperDraft
First Round (Jan. 14)
Chicago Fire (1) - Jack Harrison, M, Wake Forest
Real Salt Lake (5) - Omar Holness, M, North Carolina
San Jose Earthquakes (8) - Andrew Tarbell, GK, Clemson
New England Revolution (10) - Jordan McCrary, D, North Carolina
D.C. United (11) - Julian Buescher, M, Syracuse
Chicago Fire (12) - Jonathan Campbell, D, North Carolina
Montreal Impact (14) - Kyle Fisher, D, Clemson
Portland Timbers (20) - Ben Polk, F, Syracuse

Second Round (Jan. 14)
Real Salt Lake (25) - Max Machowecki, D, Notre Dame
San Jose Earthquakes (28) - Patrick Hodan, M, Notre Dame
New England Revolution (30) - Michael Gamble, F, Wake Forest
D.C. United (32) - Paul Clowes, M, Clemson
Seattle Sounders FC (35) - Zach Mathers, M, Duke

Third Round (Jan. 19)
Houston Dynamo (47) – T.J. Casner, F, Clemson

In addition, Vince Cicciarelli, who graduated from Notre Dame in 2015 before transferring to Saint Louis, was selected with the 60th pick by the Columbus Crew.