LAFC PICKS IN 2020 MLS SUPERDRAFT
ROUND 1, PICK 24 | PAULO PITA
With the 24th pick of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft, LAFC selected Marshall goalkeeper Paulo Pita. A native of Brazil, Pita's journey to LA has been unique. The goalkeeper arrived in the U.S. having initially played in Brazil. A national champion at University of Charleston, Pita transferred to Marshall for his junior season. At Marshall, Pita continued to impress. The goalkeeper was a Player of the Week selection in October of 2018 and was named to the All-Conference USA Second Team.
ROUND 2, PICK 24 | JACK HALLAHAN
Jack Hallahan comes to LAFC via the 50th overall pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft. The University of Michigan midfielder arrives in LA by way of Redditch, England. A four-year starter for the Wolverines, Hallahan earned All-Big Ten First Team honors in three seasons (2017-2019). A 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist, the midfielder was one of 40 players invited to the 2019 adidas College Showcase.
ROUND 3, PICK 24 | JORGE GONZALEZ
Gonzalez, the 2019 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year, led the conference in goals (9) and points (22). He was named to the First Team All-North Region after finishing 49th in the NCAA in goals per game and 64th with 22 total points for SIU Edwardsville. An All-MAC First Team selection in 2018, Gonzalez started all 18 games he appeared in. He finished the year third in goals (8), fourth in shots on goal (27), and fifth in shots (46). In three years with SIUE, Gonzalez tallied 18 goals and five assists in 50 games. He was voted the PSAC Freshman of the Year after notching 14 goals and 4 assists in 18 games for Mercyhurst.
ROUND 4, PICK 24 | YOUNES BOUDADI
Boudadi, a native of Ypres, Belgium, was chosen with the Club’s fourth and final selection of this year’s SuperDraft. In 2019, Boudadi played 1,475 out of a possible 1,510 minutes and tallied four assists in his final season for Creighton University. Prior to Creighton, Boudadi started all 35 matches he appeared in for Boston College. In 2017, he led the Eagles and ranked 13th nationally in assists per game (0.50) and 25th in the country in assists (8). Internationally, Boudadi represented Morocco at the U17 African Cup (2013) and U17 World Championships (2014).