Los Angeles Football Club took one player in the last two rounds of the draft on Sunday, selecting forward Jordan Jones from Oregon State.
Jones was taken as the first pick in the 3rd round of the draft. LAFC did not take another pick in the last two rounds of the draft.
Jones played 4 seasons at Oregon State, and he was named 2nd team All Pac-12 in his last two years. Over his career at Oregon State he had 29 goals and 4 assists.
Jones faces a tough task in making the team. LAFC have a lot of good attacking players already, and players drafted deep in the MLS SuperDraft don’t have great history staying in the league.
Still, Jones is clearly talented, and has a shot at making an impact on an expansion team in their first year in MLS, particularly as an American who would not take up an international slot, and as a player who would not cost much to sign.
On their Twitter page LAFC included a highlight package from Jones’ time at Oregon State:
We will see how Jordan Jones and the other draft picks do, as LAFC prepare for their first ever MLS season. Preseason training camp opens on Monday.
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