Five More ACC Players Drafted on Tuesday in MLS SuperDraft


League leads with 14 selected overall

GREENSBORO, NC. – Five Atlantic Coast Conference men’s soccer players were chosen in the third and fourth rounds of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft, which were held by conference call on Tuesday afternoon.

North Carolina’s Andy Craven was the highest ACC player taken on the second day of the draft, going with the 48th pick overall to the to the Seattle Sounders. Syracuse’s Jordan Murrell was selected with the 57th pick by Real Salt Lake, while Los Angeles Galaxy chose Louisville’s Daniel Keller with the 62nd pick.

The New York Red Bulls claimed Clemson’s Manolo Sanchez with the 79th pick, and North Carolina’s Tyler Engel is headed to Toronto FC after being selected with the 81st pick.

Fourteen ACC players were selected in the entire MLS SuperDraft, the most from any conference and the fourth most in league history. The first two rounds were held on Jan. 15 in Philadelphia, Pa.

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2015 MLS SuperDraft

First Round (Jan. 15)

Portland Timbers (5)

Nick Besler, Notre Dame

Toronto FC (6)

Alex Bono*, Syracuse

Toronto FC (9)

Clément Simonin, NC State

Toronto FC (11)

Skylar Thomas, Syracuse

Sporting Kansas City (20)

Amadou Dia, Clemson

Second Round (Jan. 15)

Orlando City SC (22)

Conor Donovan*, NC State 

Real Salt Lake (27)

Boyd Okwuonu, North Carolina 

Houston Dynamo (36)

Rob Lovejoy, North Carolina 

Philadelphia Union (41)

Eric Bird , Virginia

Third Round (Jan. 20)

Seattle Sounders FC (48)

Andy Craven, North Carolina

Real Salt Lake (57)

Jordan Murrell, Syracuse

Los Angeles Galaxy (62)

Daniel Keller, Louisville

Fourth Round (Jan. 20)

New York Red Bulls (79)

Manolo Sanchez, Clemson

Toronto FC (81)

Tyler Engel, North Carolina


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