Major League Soccer’s 2017 MLS SuperDraft concluded on Tuesday with Rounds 3 and 4 taking place via a conference call.
After selecting Stanford defender Brian Nana-Sinkam and youth international Dominic Oduro in the first and second rounds, respectively, in Los Angeles, Calif., on Friday, the Seattle Sounders had two third-round selections and one in the fourth on Tuesday.
The Sounders selected Georgetown midfielder Doug “Bakie” Goodman with the 12th pick in the third round (No. 56 overall), Wright State defender Jake Stovall with the 22nd pick in the third round (No. 66) and Seattle University defender Kyle Bjornethun with the 22nd pick in the final round (No. 88 and final SuperDraft pick).
Goodman is a 5’9”, 145-pound senior from Sarasota, Fla., who started 16 matches and recorded one assist for the Hoyas in 2016. He was a member of the Big East All-Rookie Team back in 2013.
Stovall is a 6’2”, 196-pound senior defender from Centerville, Ohio, who played in 20 games and tallied three assists for the Raiders this past season. He was a First Team All-Horizon League and Third Team All-Great Lakes Region selection.
Bjornethun is a 5’11”, 160-pound senior defender from Snohomish, Wash., who recorded a goal and an assist in 19 matches for the Red Hawks in 2016. A former member of the Sounders’ Youth Academy, he was the Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, as well as First Team All-WAC for the third straight season.
Below is a summary of the Sounders’ five selections in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft: