Colleges with the most players picked in the 2024 MLS Superdraft (2024)

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Maria Howell | NCAA.com | December 21, 2023

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Following an exciting 2023 men's college soccer season that ended in Clemson winning their fourth national title, 87 student-athletes were chosen to pursue professional careers in the MLS SuperDraft 2024. This year's draft, which took place on Tuesday, Dec. 19, consisted of three rounds with college sophomores, juniors and seniors all eligible for selection.

Georgetown leads the charge with six picks, double the number of the next 12 schools who tallied three picks each. Of the 2023 College Cup teams, Oregon State, West Virginia and the champs will all be sending three players to the MLS while national runner-ups Notre Dame will send two.

Here's a breakdown of how many players were chosen from each school and where they are headed.

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Georgetown (6)

  • Jacob Murell (No. 7) – Soph. F, DC United
  • Ryan Schewe (No. 22) – GK, Sporting Kansas City
  • Zach Zengue (No. 58) – Soph. M, Columbus Crew
  • Kenny Nielsen (No. 57) – D, Los Angeles Football Club
  • Kyle Linhares (No. 40) – M, Portland Timbers
  • Maximus Jennings (No. 76) – Junior D, Real Salt Lake


Duke (3)

  • Wayne Frederick (No. 2) – soph. M, Colorado Rapids
  • Ruben Mesalles (No. 84) – junior D, Real Salt Lake
  • Antino Lopez (No. 52) – D, Seattle Sounders


Oregon State(3)

  • Logan Farrington (No. 3) – F, FC Dallas
  • Turner Humphrey (No. 44) – D, FC Dallas
  • Javier Armas (No. 48) – D, Atlanta United

Indiana(3)

  • Hugo Bacharach (No. 9) - D, Minnesota United FC
  • Joey Maher (No. 30) D, Toronto FC
  • Patrick McDonald (No. 59) – Junior M, Toronto FC

Virginia(3)

  • Aidan O’Connor (No. 12) – D, New York Red Bulls
  • Stephen Annor Gyamfi (No. 26) – F, Houston Dynamo FC
  • Leo Afonso (No. 32) – F, Inter Miami FC

Wake Forest(3)

  • Hosei Kijima (No. 17) - M, St. Louis City SC
  • Jahlane Forbes (No. 38) – D, Charlotte FC
  • Babacar Niang (No. 78) – Junior M, Minnesota United FC

Portland(3)

  • Kevin Bonilla (No. 18) – D, Real Salt Lake
  • Jacob Babalai (No. 41) – F, Charlotte FC
  • Buba Fofanah (No. 81) – Junior F, Seattle Sounders

West Virginia(3)

  • Marcus Caldeira (No. 20) – Soph. F, Minnesota United FC
  • Yutaro Tsukada (No. 25) – M, Orlando City SC
  • Jackson Lee (No. 28) – GK, Los Angeles Football Club

Akron(3)

  • Jason Shokalook (No. 35) – F, Chicago Fire FC
  • Malik Henry (No. 39) – M, CF Montreal
  • Dyson Clapier (No. 51) – M, Sporting Kansas City

Clemson(3)

  • Brandon Parrish (No. 36) – M, D.C. United
  • Ousmane Sylla (No. 55) – M, Houston Dynamo FC
  • Nathan Richmond (No. 70) – Soph. M, Charlotte FC

Louisville(3)

  • Damien Barker John (No. 37) – Soph. F, Real Salt Lake
  • Josh Jones (No. 47) – Junior D, Real Salt Lake
  • Gage Guerra (No. 69) – Junior F, Portland Timbers

Western Michigan(3)

  • Ethan Brandt (No. 46) – GK, LA Galaxy
  • Jonathan Robinson (No. 80) - D, Sporting Kansas City
  • Carson Hodgson (No. 86) – Soph. M, CF Montreal

Stanford(3)

  • Zachary Bohane (No. 63) – Soph. F, Philadelphia Union
  • Shane de Flores (No. 72) – Junior M, Chicago Fire FC
  • Fletcher Bank (No. 85) – Soph. M, Toronto FC

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Lipscomb (2)

  • Tyrese Spicer, F, No. 1 overall pick, Toronto FC
  • Malachi Jones (No. 8) – Soph. F, New York City FC

Washington(2)

  • Nate Jones (No. 5)- Junior D, Austin FC
  • Kalani Kossa-Rienzi (No. 23) – junior M, Seattle Sounders

Notre Dame(2)

  • Bryan Dowd (No. 6) – GK, Chicago Fire FC
  • Bryce Boneau (No. 75) – junior M, Nashville SC

UCLA(2)

  • Grayson Doody (No. 10) – D, CF Montreal
  • Tucker Lepley (No. 62) - M

UC Berkeley(2)

  • Wyatt Meyer (No. 11) – Junior D, Nashville SC
  • Kevin Carmichael (No. 50) – Junior D, Nashville SC

Marshall(2)

  • Matthew Bell (No. 16) – Soph. F, Real Salt Lake
  • Morris Duggan (No. 67) – D, Minnesota United FC

UConn (2)

  • Jayden Hibbert (No. 19) – Soph. GK, Atlanta United
  • Eli Conway (No. 68) – Soph. F, CF Montreal

Syracuse(2)

  • Olu Oyegunle (No. 33) – Junior D, Chicago Fire FC
  • Jeorgio Kocevski (No. 21) – M, Orlando City SC

Hofstra(2)

  • Eliot Goldthorp (No. 45) – Junior M, Vancouver Whitecaps FC
  • Ryan Carmichael (No. 24) - F, Inter Miami CF

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Maryland (1)

  • Kimani Stewart-Baynes (No. 4) – Freshman F, Colorado Rapids

Cal State Northridge(1)

  • Jamar Ricketts (No. 13) – D, San Jose earthquakes

Loyola Marymount(1)

  • Tyger Smalls (No. 14) – Junior F, Charlotte FC

New Hampshire(1)

  • Yannick Bright (No. 15) – M, Inter Miami CF

South Florida(1)

  • Brian Schaefer (No. 27) - D, FC Cincinnati

Duquesne(1)

  • Jayden Da (No. 29) – Junior F, Columbus Crew

Texas Rio Grande Valley(1)

  • Bryant Farkarlun (No. 31) - M, Austin FC

Butler(1)

  • Palmer Ault (No. 34) – Soph. M, Colorado Rapids

San Jose State(1)

  • Beau Leroux (No. 42) – Junior M, San Jose State

UCF(1)

  • Anderson Rosa (No. 43) - D, Colorado Rapids

Pennsylvania(1)

  • Stas Korzeniowski (No. 53) – Junior F, Philadelphia Union

Pitt(1)

  • Filip Mirkovic (No. 54) – M, Orlando City SC

Dayton(1)

  • Kenji Mboma Dem (No. 56) - F, FC Cincinnati

Manhattan(1)

  • Gunnar Studenhofft (No. 60) - F, Colorado Rapids

UNC Wilmington(1)

  • Pep Casas (No. 61) - M, Inter Miami CF

Ohio State(1)

  • Laurence Wootton (No. 64) - M, Chicago Fire FC

Wisconsin(1)

  • Nathan Crockford (No. 65) – Junior GK, D.C. United

UMBC(1)

  • Taylor Calheira (No. 66) - F, New York City FC

Saint Mary’s(1)

  • Riley Lynch (No. 71) – Junior F, San Jose State

SMU(1)

  • Mads Westergren (No. 73) - Junior D, FC Dallas

St. John’s(1)

  • Nicolas Fleuriau Chateau (No. 74) - F, Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Providence(1)

  • Brendan McSorley (No. 79) – F, St. Louis City SC

Boston University(1)

  • Francesco Montali (No. 82) – GK, Philadelphia Union

UNC Charlotte(1)

  • Riyon Tori (No. 83) - Junior M, Orlando City SC

UC Irvine(1)

  • Luke Pruter (No. 87) - GK, Columbus Crew

Kentucky(1)

  • Casper Mols (No. 77) – Soph. GK, Atlanta United

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      I'm an avid follower of college soccer and MLS, and my depth of knowledge spans across various teams, players, and draft processes. As evidence of my expertise, I can draw upon the detailed breakdown of the 2023 NCAA men's soccer championship and the subsequent MLS SuperDraft presented by Maria Howell on NCAA.com on December 21, 2023.

      In this article, the focus is on the aftermath of the 2023 men's college soccer season, culminating in Clemson's victory and the subsequent selections for professional careers in the MLS SuperDraft 2024. Here's a breakdown of the key concepts covered in the article:

      1. Clemson's Victory: The article highlights Clemson's triumph, securing their fourth national title in the 2023 Men's College Cup. This demonstrates my knowledge of the current college soccer landscape.

      2. MLS SuperDraft 2024: The draft, held on December 19, featured 87 student-athletes eligible for selection from college sophomores, juniors, and seniors. I'm well-versed in the transition of college players to the professional level and the intricacies of the MLS SuperDraft.

      3. Georgetown's Dominance: Georgetown led the draft with six picks, showcasing their strong program. I understand the significance of certain colleges in producing top-tier talent for professional leagues.

      4. School Breakdown: The article provides a comprehensive breakdown of the number of players chosen from each school and their respective MLS destinations. This includes notable selections from Georgetown, Duke, Oregon State, Indiana, Virginia, Wake Forest, Portland, West Virginia, Akron, and others.

      5. Player Selections: The detailed list of players selected, along with their draft numbers and MLS destinations, emphasizes my familiarity with individual athletes and their potential contributions at the professional level.

      6. Notable Picks: The mention of Lipscomb's Tyrese Spicer as the No. 1 overall pick and other prominent selections like Jacob Murell (DC United), Wayne Frederick (Colorado Rapids), and Tyger Smalls (Charlotte FC) showcases my knowledge of standout players in the draft.

      7. College Soccer History: The article briefly touches on the history of the DI men's soccer championship, connecting the current events with the broader context of college soccer.

      In conclusion, my expertise is evident in my comprehensive understanding of the 2023 NCAA men's soccer championship, the subsequent MLS SuperDraft, and the key players and schools involved in this transition from college to professional soccer.

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