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2022 MLS Draft

By JoAnna Fields, 01/11/22, 6:00PM PST

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Two players from the U23 selected in the 2022 MLS Super Draft

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!

Easi Easley - Sporting Kansas
  • Round 1 
  • Pick 22
  • Previously at Grand Canyon University

 

Philip Quinton - Columbus Crew
  • Round 1
  • Pick 25
  • Previously at Notre Dame

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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