2017 Major League Soccer SuperDraft Concludes with a Record Four Burlingame Dragons Selected
Christian Thierjung & Josh Smith Are Picked in the Third & Fourth Rounds
In it's short history, the Burlingame Dragons have qualified for two USL PDL Western Conference Finals, had several players make the jump to the professional ranks & set league wide attendance and revenue records. However, the 2017 Major League Soccer SuperDraft was clearly the most defining & historic event in franchise history. Five Dragons stars will be heading to Major League soccer, with four selected in the Draft, along with defender Nick Lima signing a home grown contract with the San Jose Earthquakes in advance of the draft.
"This a truly a remarkable accomplishment for our franchise. On behalf of the Dragons front office and ownership, we wish all our guys the very best of luck as they pursue their careers in Major League Soccer." Dragons President Jordan Gardner.
Brian Wright was the first Dragon selected with the 20th overall pick in the 1st round by the New England Revolution. Brian Nana-Sinkam went shortly thereafter to the Seattle Sounders with the 22nd overall pick in the 1st Round.
In the 3rd Round, 50th overall selection, the Dragons parent club the San Jose Earthquakes selected Christian Thierjung. Christian joins Dragons home grown talent Nick Lima who had previously signed a professional contract with the San Jose Earthquakes.
The 4th Round saw another Dragons star head east as Josh Smith joins Brian Wright with the New England Revolution after being selected #75 overall.