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Three Hoyas selected in MLS SuperDraft first round

The Hoyas become only the third team to have three players taken in the first round of MLS' yearly draft. This comes on the heels of two other Hoyas signed as Homegrown Players in MLS. That's 5 new MLS players from this year's Hoyas squad.

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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.

At pick #6, Yaro and Rosenberry were joined on the Union by another Big East star as the Union selected Creighton star Fabian Herbers.

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.