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Duke men's soccer's Ulfarsson, Murphy taken in first round of MLS SuperDraft

Sophomore Thorleifur Ulfarsson led the ACC with 15 goals this season.
Sophomore Thorleifur Ulfarsson led the ACC with 15 goals this season.

Houston, you've got yourself a goal-scorer. 

Duke's Thorleifur Ulfarsson was selected fourth overall by the Houston Dynamo FC in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft, a draft designed for MLS teams to have their pick at the top college players from the United States and Canada. Ulfarsson is just a sophomore, but announced last week that he would forgo the remainder of his college eligibility to enter the draft. That was only made possible by signing with Generation Adidas, a program that allows college stars to be taken in the SuperDraft prior to their senior year. 

During his two years in Durham, Ulfarsson made a name for himself scoring goals. And a lot of them. He led the ACC with 15 goals this past season en route to being named the conference's offensive player of the year. That came a year after he led Duke in points, giving a prequel to what was to come in his sophomore season. 

Later in the draft, Duke's senior defender Ian Murphy was taken 14th overall by FC Cincinnati. Murphy spent most of his time at center back and anchored the defense by playing in the second-most amount of minutes (1,748) of anybody on the team. 





Jake C. Piazza

Jake Piazza is a Trinity junior and sports editor of The Chronicle's 117th volume.

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