Georgetown defenders Joshua Yaro, Keegan Rosenberry, and Cole Seiler were all selected in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft on Thursday. Yaro was taken #2 overall by the Philadelphia Union and Rosenberry will join him in Philadelphia after being taken by the Union just one pick later at #3 overall. Seiler was drafted #16 overall by the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Ecstatic to start my career in @PhilaUnion! Can't wait to get started! pic.twitter.com/hSufuISW33— Joshua Yaro (@Josh_Yaro_5) January 14, 2016
I cannot express my gratitude enough, thank you again to the… https://t.co/xtEgukgcnV— Keegan Rosenberry (@K_J_Rose) January 15, 2016
Then: Teammates at @GUHoyasMSoccer. Now: Teammates at @PhilaUnion. #SuperDraft https://t.co/7kLM42Nqan— Major League Soccer (@MLS) January 15, 2016
Welcome to the newest member of the 'Caps family, Cole Seiler ⚪️ #SuperDraft #VWFC pic.twitter.com/J6Q7GWT5ex— Vancouver Whitecaps (@WhitecapsFC) January 14, 2016
Hoyas in the house at the @MLS #SuperDraft! @Josh_Yaro_5 @K_J_Rose @TinyTimothy2 @Allenredbulls10 #ProHoyas pic.twitter.com/vrtdJUt0kS— Georgetown Soccer (@GUHoyasMSoccer) January 14, 2016
.@Josh_Yaro_5 meeting some fans for the first time! #DOOP pic.twitter.com/DAFnQmvLtj— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) January 14, 2016
At pick #6, Yaro and Rosenberry were joined on the Union by another Big East star as the Union selected Creighton star Fabian Herbers.
Apparently @PhilaUnion loves #BIGEASTmsoc! #2 Joshua Yaro #3 Keegan Rosenberry (both @GUHoyasMSoccer) & #6 Fabian Herbers (@creightonmsoc)— Cayleigh Griffin (@cayleighgriffin) January 14, 2016
The big day for the Hoyas came on the heels of last month's news that forwards Brandon Allen and Alex Muyl had signed Homegrown Player contracts with the New York Red Bulls. Allen and Muyl had both been products of the Red Bulls academy and signing the Homegrown contracts allowed them to forego the Draft, though both would surely have been selected. That's 5 Hoyas from last year's squad that will be playing in MLS next year, a remarkable achievement for coach Brian Weise and the Georgetown Soccer program. Hoya Saxa.