NASHVILLE – Welcome to the Nashville SC's SuperDraft live blog. We’ll be keeping you updated on the latest news and updates from Nashville SC during the 2021 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas. If you’d like to tune in for the live draft broadcast, check out twitter or mlssoccer.com.
This concludes the 2021 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas. Stay tuned to Nashville SC's channels for continued analysis and information on today's picks.
With the 86th overall pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft, Nashville SC selects forward Leroy Enzugusi from Drake University.
With the 74th overall pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft, Nashville SC selects goalkeeper Tor Saunders from Coastal Carolina.
With the 73rd overall pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft, Nashville SC selects defender Sondre Norheim from Syracuse University.
With the 36th overall pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft, Nashville SC selects defender Tom Judge from James Madison University.
Judge played three seasons for the Dukes with 56 appearances and 51 starts. He was one of the best defensive players in the Colonial Athletic Association, making an All-CAA team every season, including first team All-CAA in 2019. While primarily a defensive presence, the New Jersey native also contributed two goals and three assists during his college career.
With the 20th overall pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft, Nashville SC selects forward Irakoze Donasiyano from the University of Virginia.
Donasiyano spent three years playing for the Cavaliers making 58 appearances since the 2017-18 season, including 49 starts. He scored five goals and eight assists in his college career, with his best season coming in 2019-20, when he made the All-ACC third team with four goals and six assists. The native of Tanzania moved to the United States in 2007 and became a citizen in January of 2020.
The 2021 MLS SuperDraft has officially begun. Our staff are ready in the war room at Hard Rock Cafe in Downtown Nashville. Stay tuned for updates as we make selections throughout the draft.
Earlier today, Nashville SC traded for the 36th overall pick from Vancouver for $175,000 of General Allocation Money, and sent Derrick Jones to the Houston Dynamo for $250,000 of General Allocation Money.
As a reminder, Nashville SC owns the following picks:
Pick 20 - Irakoze Donasiyano, forward, University of Virginia
Pick 36 - Tom Judge, defender, James Madison University
Pick 73 (Acquired via trade from Philadelphia Union on Jan. 19)
Pick 86 (Compensatory pick for fourth-round pick acquired via trade from Minnesota United FC)
While you’re waiting for Nashville’s first pick, here’s some pre-draft reading:
GM Mike Jacobs prepares for different 2021 SuperDraft pres. by adidas
How the 2021 MLS SuperDraft works