Nine Big Ten students from five conference schools were selected in the 2018 Major League Soccer (MLS) Superdraft that was held on Friday and Sunday afternoon.
Leading the way was Michigan forward Francis Atuahene, who was chosen by FC Dallas in the first round as the No. 4 overall pick. Wisconsin forward Chris Mueller was selected two choices later as the No. 6 overall pick by Orlando City SC. Minnesota United FC chose forward Mason Toye of Indiana next as the No. 7 overall selection. The Badgers’ Mark Segbers rounded out the Big Ten first round selections as the defender was picked No. 9 by the New England Revolution.
Maryland forward Gordon Wild was drafted by Atlanta United FC in the second round with the No. 14 (No. 37 overall) pick. Forward Tom Barlow of Wisconsin was chosen by the New York Red Bulls in the second round as the No. 16 (No. 39 overall) selection. Maryland midfielder Jake Rozhansky was drafted with the No. 21 pick in the second round (No. 44 overall) by Columbus Crew SC.
Michigan State midfielder Ken Krolicki was chosen in the third round as the No. 7 pick (No. 53 overall) by the Montreal Impact. Wisconsin midfielder Mike Catalano was picked next as the No. 8 selection (No. 54 overall) by the Philadelphia Union.
The full list of the 2018 MLS Draft can be found here.
No. 4 – Francis Atuahene, F, Michigan (FC Dallas)
No. 6 – Chris Mueller, F, Wisconsin (Orlando City SC)
No. 7 – Mason Toye, F, Indiana (Minnesota United FC)
No. 9 – Mark Segbers, D, Wisconsin (New England Revolution)
No. 14 – Gordon Wild, F, Maryland (Atlanta United FC)
No. 16 – Tom Barlow, F, Wisconsin (New York Red Bulls)
No. 21 – Jake Rozhansky, M, Maryland (Columbus Crew SC)
No. 7 – Ken Krolicki, MF, Michigan State (Montreal Impact)
No. 8 – Mike Catalano, MF, Wisconsin (Philadelphia Union)