Louisville dominates Major League Soccer draft

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Now we know just how good they were.

Three University of Louisville soccer players — Austin Berry, Nick DeLeon and Colin Rolfe — were picked in the first round of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft last week. Kenney Walker was picked in the second round.

The average salary in the MLS is $154,000 annually, according to the New York Times.

  • Midfielder DeLeon was the No. 7 overall pick by D.C. United.
  • Defender Berry was No. 9, going to the Chicago Fire.
  • Forward Rolfe was No. 18, going to the Houston Dynamo.
  • Midfielder Walker was selected 38th in the second round by the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Rolfe was interviewed by a Houston soccer site following his selection:


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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.