The 2019 SuperDraft concluded on Monday with one more pick from the Quakes. The team selected defender Nathan Aune from Seattle University in the 3rd round and 50th overall. He joins fellow college teammate Sergio Rivas, plus first round pick Siad Haji and second round selection Mamadi Camara as the latest additions to the Quakes.
Our friends at Quakesfan.com have their spin on the draft up to the first two rounds, plus their take on the off-season acquisitions. Right now, Haji seems to have a bit of an upswing but the rest may see some time in Reno.
In the local take, two Glens/California (Berkeley) players were selected in the later rounds. Forward Shinya Kadono was selected by DC United in the 3rd round (72nd overall) while Sam Ebstein went to Dallas in the 4th round (87th overall). They join Glens teammates and fellow Cal teammate/Houston pick Sam Junqua and Roy Boateng of UC Davis in getting selected by MLS teams. Quakes academy player Amir Bashti of Stanford rounded out the local college players drafted by MLS clubs.
The Glen’s Ryan Maquiñana reports on the team’s first round picks in the SuperDraft.
Up next will be the Quakes players reporting to training camp to prepare for the upcoming season. Defender Nick Lima has been called to the US National Team training camp in Southern California. He hopes to seek playing time as the US takes on Panama on January 27, and Costa Rica on February 2 here at Avaya Stadium. 3pointsport plans to highlight all the off-season hot stove news and any updates related to the Quakes, and Bay Area soccer.