Unpacking the 2024 MLS SuperDraft Outcomes for NC players

On December 19, 2023, the 25th edition of the MLS SuperDraft took place, serving as a sports draft to choose amateur soccer players, often from collegiate backgrounds, not affiliated with an MLS club. Additionally, it included college soccer players whose Homegrown player rights were relinquished by their parent MLS club.

Twelve players from North Carolina colleges went on to sign professional contracts with MLS teams. The following is a list of players who will be joining MLS clubs in the upcoming 2024 season:

2024 MLS SuperDraft

Player Class Position College MLS Team
Wayne Frederick Sophomore Midfielder Duke Colorado Rapids
Antino Lopes Senior Defender Duke Seattle Sounders
Ruben Mesalles Junior Defender Duke Real Salt Lake
Jahlane Forbes Senior Defender Wake Forest Charlotte FC
Babacar Niang Junior Midfielder Wake Forest Minnesota United
Hosei Kijima Senior Midfielder Wake Forest St. Louis City
Pep Casas Senior Midfielder UNC Wilmington Inter Miami
Riyon Tori Junior Midfielder UNC Charlotte Orlando City

Homegrown Contract

Player Class Position College MLS Team
Garrison Tubbs Senior Defender Wake Forest Atlanta United
Matt Edwards Junior Defender UNC Chapel Hill Atlanta United
Nick Pariano Senior Midfielder Duke Philadelphia Union

Undrafted Contract

Player Class Position College MLS Team
Forster Ajago Grad Student Forward Duke Nashville SC

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