Third-round pick Chris Nanco and fourth rounders Jack Elliott and Santi Moar completed the Philadelphia Union’s 2017 SuperDraft class on Tuesday
With the 55th, 77th and 82nd overall picks in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, the Philadelphia Union selected a trio of internationals from the college ranks on Tuesday, two of whom are forwards and a third who was a central defender for a Division 2 power.
Syracuse forward Chris Nanco was the 11th pick of the third round. The Brampton, Ontario native scored 21 goals and collected seven assists in 84 career games with the Orange. Under new league rules, the former Canadian youth international would not take up an international spot if he were to make the Union roster.
The two fourth round picks, however, would require an international roster spot, which the Union don’t currently have room for on their first team roster. That doesn’t include unsigned second round pick Aaron Jones, who would also require an international spot the Union don’t have open (The seven available spots are occupied by Roland Alberg, Eric Ayuk, Ilsinho, Fabian Herbers, Jay Simpson, Giliano Wijnaldum and Josh Yaro).
Jack Elliott, a 6-foot-5 defender from London, England, made 65 appearances over four seasons at West Virginia while 5-foot-8 Spanish forward Santi Moar had 24 goals and 33 assists at Division 2 Pfeiffer over two seasons.