June 16, 2024
Canada’s Bombito, Afrifa chosen in high 10 of MLS SuperDraft

Montreal’s Moise Bombito, a junior defender on the College of New Hampshire, has been chosen third total by the Colorado Rapids on the MLS SuperDraft.

Bombito was named 2022 America East Defender of the Yr and a second-team all-American choice, after serving to lead a defence that ranked third within the NCAA with a 0.5 goals-against common.

He was third on New Hampshire with 4 targets and tied for second with two game-winners. The Wildcats posted 11 shutouts and outscored the opposition 38-12.

Bombito was a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy awarded to the highest participant in U.S. school soccer and attended the latest MLS School Showcase.

Bombito was certainly one of eight gamers named to the Era Adidas class forward of the draft.

Era Adidas is a joint program between Main League Soccer and Adidas that sees high collegiate underclassmen and youth nationwide staff gamers signed by MLS to contracts and made out there within the draft. Their preliminary salaries don’t rely in opposition to a staff’s wage cap.

The Rapids acquired the third choose within the draft from Toronto FC as a part of a July 8 commerce that introduced midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye to Toronto.

The Vancouver Whitecaps traded as much as choose fifth total and chosen Era Adidas midfielder J.C. Ngando.

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The Whitecaps obtained the choose from Houston in change for the No. 13 choose and $225,000 US generally allocation cash.

The French-born Ngando, 23, was the Southern Convention participant of the yr after contributing 14 assists in 2022 — tied for the second most within the NCAA — with UNC Greensboro.

He helped Greensboro attain the NCAA Division I quarter-finals for the primary time in program historical past.

One other Canadian was taken with the eighth choice, as Sporting Kansas picked Florida Worldwide College ahead Stephen Afrifa.

Afrifa, a Toronto native, had 10 targets and 4 assists in 19 appearances in his senior yr at FIU, giving him 23 targets and 11 assists in his NCAA profession.

Canadian midfielder Malcolm Johnston, the younger brother of Canadian international defender Alistair Johnston, is shown in action with the ball at his feet for the University of Maryland Terrapins against Farleigh Dickinson University during the NCAA Championship first round.
Canadian midfielder Malcolm Johnston, the youthful brother of Canadian worldwide defender Alistair Johnston, is proven in motion for the College of Maryland Terrapins in opposition to Farleigh Dickinson College in the course of the NCAA Championship first spherical at Ludwig Discipline in School Park, Md. on Thursday Nov. 17, 2022. (The Canadian Press/Riley Rumbley/Maryland Terrapins)

Malcolm Johnston turned the third Canadian drafted within the opening spherical when New York Metropolis FC chosen him with the twenty sixth choose.

The College of Maryland midfielder had six targets and eight assists in 17 video games en route to creating first-team all-Large Ten. He’s additionally the youthful brother of CF Montreal defender Alistair Johnston.

Vancouver additionally chosen Syracuse ahead Levonte Johnson of Brampton, Ont., with the twenty ninth and last choose of the primary spherical.

The Whitecaps obtained the choose in 2020 from Los Angeles FC, in change for a 2020 worldwide roster slot.

TFC makes use of 1st choose to take Canadian defender Watson

Johnson had 11 targets and 6 assists in 25 contests in his first and solely season with the Orange. He performed his junior season with Seattle College, the place he was third within the Western Athletic Convention in factors with 26.

Toronto FC used its first choose of the draft to take Canadian defender Jalen Watson out of Penn State within the second spherical (thirty second total).

The Whitecaps added Daniel Nimick out of Western Michigan College with the thirteenth choose of the spherical. In the meantime, Montreal made College of North Carolina defender Milo Garvanian its first choose of the draft within the center spherical.

Toronto used its last choose on Charlie Sharp, a ahead out of Western Michigan College, with the third collection of the third spherical. Vancouver took Syracuse defender Buster Sjoberg with the thirteenth choose of the spherical.

Salvatore Mazzaferro was the sixth Canadian taken within the draft, chosen by Austin FC with the 14th choose of the ultimate spherical.

Montreal added Mercer College defender Ousman Jabang with the seventeenth alternative of the third, in addition to Canadian goalkeeper Nick Christoffersen eight picks later.