Two former Maryland soccer players were taken in the first two rounds of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, which took place in Baltimore Thursday afternoon.
This was the 12th consecutive year a Maryland had at least one player drafted, and the fifth in a row that a Terp was taken in the first round.
Tsubasa Edoh- Toronto FC, No. 9 overall.
Endoh was a three-year starter for the Terps, accumulating 13 goals and 17 assists in his four years on the team. The Fukushima, Japan native had five goals and six assists in 2015, and was tied for second on the team in points with 16. He was named the Big Ten Tournament's Most Valuable Offensive Player and 2016 MLS Player Combine MVP, and helped lead the Terps to the Elite Eight, where they lost to Clemson in penalty kicks. Endoh was the first Big Ten player taken in the draft.
Ivan Magalhaes- Houston Dynamo, No. 26 overall (second round)
Magalhaes came to the Terps after two seasons at Eastern Florida State Junior College. The Brazilian-born defender impressed in his only season at Maryland, playing a part in the team's 10 shutouts while picking up one goal and one assist. The Diamondback's Kyle Stackpole has an excellent recounting of Magalhaes's journey to Maryland here.
The Chicago Fire took Wake Forest midfielder Jack Harrison with the first pick in the draft, then traded him to New York FC.
Mael Corboz, the teams leader in points in 2015, was not available to be drafted as he signed a homegrown contract with the New York Red Bulls. The draft's third and fourth rounds will take place via conference call on Jan 19.
Endoh and Magalhaes were the only Terps invited to the 2016 MLS Player Combine, which took place from Jan. 7 to 14.