The first two rounds of the Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft were held on Friday, and UConn Huskies tri-captain Jacob Hauser-Ramsey was drafted by the Colorado Rapids in the second with the No. 42 pick.
He's Colorado bound! Jacob Hauser-Ramsey (@JACOBHAUSER ) gets selected 42nd overall by the @ColoradoRapids in the 2nd round of the 2019 @MLS #SuperDraft! Congratulations Jacob! pic.twitter.com/uC4izL69nn— UConn Men's Soccer (@UConnMSOC) January 11, 2019
The center-back racked up a host of regular season honors in his final year at UConn and will hope to break into a Rapids squad that went 6-17-6 in the Western Conference last year. He joins UConn alumni Carlos Alvarez, Tony Cascio, and David Castellanos, as Huskies who have played for Colorado. There are now five former Huskies currently plying their trade in the highest level of professional in the United States.
The final two rounds of the SuperDraft will be held via a conference call on Monday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. ET. UConn’s two other senior tri-captains, Dylan Greenberg and Abdou Mbacke-Thiam, will hope to get their name called.
And while it’s not the MLS, goalkeeper and UConn alumnus Scott Levene was signed by the Memphis 901 FC, an expansion club in the United Soccer League (USL). Levene is the club’s first goalie ever signed, and played for the New York Red Bulls’ USL team last year.