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50 players selected in 2023 MLS SuperDraft

By Staff, 12/20/23, 11:30AM EST


Hosei Kijima, 17th pick to Saint Louis City SC, playing for Sarasota Paradise in 2023

TAMPA, Fla. - More than half of all players selected in the 2023 MLS SuperDraft on Tuesday spent their summer playing in USL League Two.

Of the 87 players drafted to play in the top division of American soccer, 50 played in League Two either in 2022 or 2023.

Top overall pick Tyrese Spicer, coming off a legendary career for Des Moines Menace, is headed to Toronto FC. He was joined in the top five selections by 2023 League Two Player of the Year Logan Farrington, from Ventura County Fusion, and Vermont Green defender Nate Jones.

2023 Defender of the Year Hugo Bacharach was taken ninth by Minnesota United FC, after two stellar summers for Flint City Bucks and a successful fall at Indiana University.

All in all, 17 players in the 29-pick first round hailed from League Two. Flint City Bucks had the most players selected with five, including Bacharach at nine. Three other clubs (Long Island Rough Riders, Manhattan SC and Ventura County Fusion) had four players selected.

Orlando City SC and Real Salt Lake drafted the most League Two alumni, with four selections each.

View the full list of drafted League Two alumni below:

USL League Two Players selected in 2023 MLS SuperDraft

First Last USL League Two Club MLS Club Round Pick
Tyrese Spicer Des Moines Menace Toronto FC 1 1
Logan Farrington Ventura County Fusion FC Dallas 1 3
Nate Jones Vermont Green FC Austin FC 1 5
Hugo Bacharach Flint City Bucks Minnesota United FC 1 9
Wyatt Meyer Project 51O Nashville SC 1 11
Jamar Ricketts Ventura County Fusion San Jose Earthquakes 1 13
Yannick Bright NC Fusion Inter Miami CF 1 15
Hosei Kijima Sarasota Paradise Saint Louis City SC 1 17
Kevin Bonilla United PDX Real Salt Lake 1 18
Jayden Hibbert Cedar Stars Rush Atlanta United 1 19
Jeorgio Kocevski Long Island Rough Riders Orlando City SC 1 21
Ryan Schewe Westchester Flames Sporting Kansas City 1 22
Ryan Carmichael Long Island Rough Riders Inter Miami CF 1 24
Yutaro Tsukada Capital FC Atletico Orlando City SC 1 25
Brian Schaefer St. Petersburg FC FC Cincinnati 1 27
Jackson Lee Seacoast United Phantoms Los Angeles FC 1 28
Jayden Da Toledo Villa FC Columbus Crew 1 29
Bryant Farkarlun Houston FC Austin FC 2 30
Palmer Ault Flint City Bucks Colorado Rapids 2 34
Jason Shokalook Flint City Bucks Chicago Fire 2 35
Jahlane Forbes Manhattan SC Charlotte FC 2 38
Malik Henry Flint City Bucks CF Montreal 2 39
Kyle Linhares FC Motown Portland Timbers 2 40
Jacob Babalai United PDX Charlotte FC 2 41
Turner Humphrey Redlands FC FC Dallas 2 44
Eliot Goldthorp Des Moines Menace Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 45
Ethan Brandt Midwest United FC LA Galaxy 2 46
Josh Jones Ocean City Nor'Easters Real Salt Lake 2 47
Kevin Carmichael Ventura County Fusion Nashville SC 2 50
Antino Lopez FC Tucson Seattle Sounders FC 2 52
Stas Korzeniowski Ballard FC Philadelphia Union 2 53
Filip Mirkovic Long Island Rough Riders Orlando City SC 2 54
Zach Zengue Vermont Green FC Columbus Crew 2 58
Gunnar Studenhofft Manhattan SC Colorado Rapids 3 60
Zach Bohane Project 51O Philadelphia Union 3 63
Nathan Crockford Chicago City SC DC United 3 65
Taylor Calheira Christos FC New York City FC 3 66
Eli Conway Cedar Stars Rush CF Montreal 3 68
Nathan Richmond Sarasota Paradise Charlotte FC 3 70
Mads Westergren Long Island Rough Riders FC Dallas 3 73
Nicolas Fleuriau Chateau Manhattan SC Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 74
Bryce Boneau Texas United Nashville SC 3 75
Maximus Jennings FC Motown Real Salt Lake 3 76
Casper Mols FC Tucson Atlanta United 3 77
Brendan Mcsorley FC Motown St. Louis City SC 3 79
Jonathan Robinson Flint City Bucks Sporting Kansas City 3 80
Abubakar Fofanah Ventura County Fusion Seattle Sounders FC 3 81
Riyon Tori Manhattan SC Orlando City SC 3 83
Ruben Mesalles St. Petersburg FC Real Salt Lake 3 84
Carson Hodgson Oakland County FC CF Montreal 3 86

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