SALEM, Ore. -- Two U23 players from the 2021 season were drafted in the 2022 MLS Super Draft.
Congratulations to defenders Esai Easley and Philip Quinton on being selected!
Head Coach, Matt Broadhead, caught in on the congrats and had a few things to say about the U23 alumni who were top 25 picks.
"These boys brought a tremendous amount of leadership, professionalism, personality, presence, and quality to our pitch this summer.
Playing in this league was a key part of their development to get to this point. The USL 2 is an additional platform for players to make a name for themselves outside of college soccer. With their college accolades as well as USL 2 accolades, it put them in position to be drafted into MLS.
My advice to both Esai and Phil is to not celebrate yet - you’ve got a job to earn!"
Information regarding 2022 tryouts have just been released. You can click here to learn more.
"We’re talking about less than 1% of players that will get this type of opportunity. About 5% that can put themselves in position. Timing, quality, and a little luck has always been the recipe. We're looking forward for another summer in USL 2 and building a squad with more future pro’s on it!"
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