Name: Joe Hafferty
Born: March 21, 1998 in Tukwila, Wash.
Hometown: Renton, Wash.
Acquired: Drafted 37th overall in the second round of the 2021 MLS SuperDraft on January 21, 2021. Acquired by Seattle via trade for a 2022 second round SuperDraft selection. Signed to Tacoma Defiance on May 16, 2021.
2021 (Tacoma Defiance): Hafferty started four of nine appearances for Tacoma in 2021, recording 16 clearances and eight interceptions.
Hafferty was a three-time All-Pac-12 selection during his career at Oregon State, including back-to-back First Team nods as a junior and senior. He started 58 of his 61 appearances over four seasons for the Beavers, including all eight in an abbreviated senior season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A native of Renton and a Liberty High School graduate, Hafferty spent 2013 through 2017 with Sounders FC Academy.