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US Youth Soccer Alumni See Dreams Come True During 2023 MLS SuperDraft

December 22, 2022 11:00 AM


FRISCO, Texas (Dec. 22, 2022) - The 2023 MLS SuperDraft concluded on Wednesday night after three rounds of selections, now turning the attention towards February’s fast-approaching opening-weekend.

Los Angeles FC, the reigning MLS Cup champions, will enter the season hoping to repeat, but multiple title challengers bolstered their rosters on draft night. Ilijah Paul (Real Salt Lake) and Ben Stitz (D.C. United), two former US Youth Soccer National Champions, will use their championship pedigree to carve out a role during their first year in Major League Soccer.

In total, 30 US Youth Soccer alumni heard their names called on December 21 and will now look to make their mark in the professional ranks.

  • 1st Pick (Charlotte FC) - Duncan McGuire^~
  • 7th Pick (Real Salt Lake) - Ilijah Paul^*
  • 9th Pick (St. Louis City SC) - Owen O’Malley~
  • 10th Pick (San Jose Earthquakes) - Daniel Munie^
  • 12th Pick (Charlotte FC) - Patrick Agyemang^
  • 18th Pick (Inter Miami CF) - Cole Jensen^~
  • 19th Pick (Minnesota United) - Ryen Jiba*^~`
  • 21st Pick (New York Red Bulls) - Elian Haddock*^~
  • 24th Pick (FC Dallas) - Herbert Endeley*^
  • 30th Pick (St. Louis City SC) - John Klein^~
  • 31st Pick (D.C. United) - Ben Stitz^~
  • 33rd Pick (San Jose Earthquakes) - Liam Butts*^~
  • 34th Pick (Houston Dynamo FC) - Isaiah Reid
  • 37th Pick (Sporting Kansas City) - Christopher Rindov^~
  • 40th Pick (Charlotte FC) - Nick Scardina*
  • 43rd Pick (Columbus Crew) - Clay Holstad*
  • 51st Pick (FC Cincinnati) - Hunter Morse^~
  • 52nd Pick (LA Galaxy) - Russell Shealy^
  • 53rd Pick (FC Dallas) - Ryan Wittenbrink^~
  • 54th Pick (CF Montréal) - Milo Garvanian*^
  • 59th Pick (Seattle Sounders FC) - Blake Bowen^~
  • 61st Pick (Toronto FC) - Charlie Sharp^
  • 63rd Pick (Houston Dynamo FC) - Frantz Pierrot^
  • 65th Pick (Nashville SC) - Makel Rasheed^~
  • 67th Pick (Chicago Fire FC) - Billy Hency*~
  • 69th Pick (Charlotte FC) - Andrew Privett^~
  • 73rd Pick (Portland Timbers) - Jaden Jones-Riley*
  • 75th Pick (CF Montréal) - Ousman Jabang*^~
  • 79th Pick (New York Red Bulls) - Amos Shapiro-Thompson*
  • 82nd Pick (FC Dallas) - Kameron Lacey*
* - US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program
^ - US Youth Soccer National Championship Series
~ - US Youth Soccer National League
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer)

US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sport organization in the country, is on a mission to provide world-class support, resources, and leadership, helping every member fulfill their goals on and off the field of play. US Youth Soccer registers nearly 2.5 million players annually. Through its programming, resources and leadership, US Youth Soccer is advancing the game for its 54 Member State Associations, 10,000 clubs and leagues and one million administrators, coaches, and volunteers. US Youth Soccer connects families and communities to the power of sports and its shared love of soccer. US Youth Soccer provides a path for every player, coach and referee offering programs that provide a fun, safe and healthy environment at every level of the game.