LAFC selected two players in the second day of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas. The Club added midfielder Jorge Gonzalez with the 76th overall selection (third round) and defender Younes Boudadi with the 102nd overall pick (fourth round).
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.
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).
Full Name: Jorge Gonzalez
Weight: 175 lbs.
Hometown: Valencia, Spain
Last Team: SIU Edwardsville (NCAA)
Full Name: Younes Boudadi
Weight: 170 lbs.
Hometown: Ypres, Belgium
Last Team: Creighton University (NCAA)
Citizenship: Belgium, Morocco
TRANSACTION: Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) selects midfielder Jorge Gonzalez with the 76th overall selection (third round) and defender Younes Boudadi with the 102nd overall pick (fourth round).