SEATTLE, WASH. - Sounders FC today selected Seattle University midfielder Julian Avila-Good with its lone pick of the second day of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas. Selected with the 78th overall pick and the final selection of the third round, Avila-Good joins UNC Wilmington defender Danny Reynolds and UNLV midfielder Timo Mehlich, who were selected on the first day held on January 9, to complete Seattle's 2020 draft class.
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Avila-Good, 21, was named All-WAC First Team and WAC All-Tournament team in his senior season for the Redhawks after being named to the All-WAC Second Team as a junior. He was one of two Seattle U field players to start all 23 matches in 2019, recording one goal and three assists. Avila-Good scored the game-tying goal in the WAC Tournament Championship and started both NCAA Tournament contests in his senior season. In total, the Canadian international appeared in 75 career games over four seasons for the Redhawks.
Sounders FC begins its 2020 preseason with the club's first open training session tomorrow, Tuesday, January 14 at 10:30 a.m. PT at Starfire Sports. Tuesday's session is completely open to working members of the press for still photography and video b-roll opportunities, with media availability at approximately 11:30 a.m. PT. Brian Schmetzer's club trains at Starfire this week before hitting the road for training camp in Southern California.
TRANSACTION: Sounders FC selects Julian Avila-Good with the 78th overall selection in the third round of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft (currently unsigned to the First Team roster).
Name: Julian Avila-Good
Born: April 30, 1998
Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
College: Seattle University
Acquired: Drafted 78th overall in the MLS SuperDraft on January 13, 2020