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Austin FC Selects Daniel Pereira No. 1 In MLS SuperDraft

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:09 pm
by RealGM Wiretap

Austin FC selected Virginia Tech midfielder Daniel Pereira with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft.

Pereira is projected as a box-to-box midfielder who should provide some depth in midfield alongside Alex Ring.

The pick was something of a surprise given that most mock drafts had Clemson midfielder Philip Mayaka going No. 1, but Pereira was the choice for Austin.

\"I wasn\'t really expecting to be No. 1 because of all the mock drafts,\" said Pereira afterwards. \"It\'s an honor. I\'m really happy. My family is crying. It\'s a moment I\'ll never forget.\"

Via Jeff Carlsile/ESPN