- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 9, 2020

D.C. United selected Temple goalkeeper Simon Lefebvre with its first-round pick, No. 21 overall, in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft Thursday.

The French-born keeper played two seasons at Temple and finished his NCAA career with a .733 save percentage and seven clean sheets. He only allowed 22 goals in 18 games his senior year.

Lefebvre, 22, stands at 6-foot-9. As a junior player in France he played at FC Girondins de Bordeaux’s academy.


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D.C. United did not own a first-round pick entering the day but acquired it from Philadelphia Union in a trade.

In the second round, the club went local, picking Maryland resident and Loyola (MD) forward Josh Fawole at No. 42.



Players from both Georgetown and Virginia, which contested the NCAA College Cup last month, were taken in the top 10. Hoyas defenseman Dylan Nealis went No. 3 to expansion club Inter Miami. Virginia striker Daryl Dike was selected fifth by Orlando City FC and Cavaliers defender Henry Kessler followed him, going sixth to New England Revolution.

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