MLS SuperDraft: Former Syracuse forward Chris Nanco selected by Philadelphia Union in 3rd round
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Chris Nanco was selected by the Philadelphia Union with the 11th pick in the third round (55th overall) of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft on Tuesday, the second day of the draft.
Thank you to @PhilaUnion for believing in me and providing me the chance to play at the next level! Much appreciated! Can't wait to start 🙏🏾
— JOGA (@LifeWithCNanco) January 17, 2017
The former Syracuse forward was one of the first batch of players invited to the MLS draft combine.
He led Syracuse this year with 15 points and a career-high seven goals and was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team. The Orange was 17-0 in games that Nanco scored across his 81-game career.
Nanco was the third Syracuse player drafted, joining defender Miles Robinson, who went second overall to Atlanta FC and Liam Callahan, who was taken with the second pick of the second round (No. 24 overall) by the Colorado Rapids.
Published on January 17, 2017 at 3:06 pm