The third and fourth rounds of the MLS draft were held today and two FC Tucson players, Austin Ledbetter and Michael DeGraffenreidt will be off to the big time.
Missouri-born Ledbetter, an MVC player of the year at SIUE, was a long termer by FC Tucson standards, first hitting the field for the team in 2014 and scoring a late season goal against RC Foxes that year. Ledbetter was one of four players drafted by Dallas in the final rounds.
— Austin Ledbetter (@a_ledbetter6) January 17, 2017
DeGraffenreidt made 76 starts over 77 total appearances for the Louisville Cardinals. The 5’10” Baltimore native was named to the All-American Athletic Conference second team as a freshman back in 2013. A first-choice center back in college, he makes up for his lack of elite size with some notable aerial ability, and projects well as a right fullback at the professional level.