Sounders FC trades for one, prepares another in 2021 MLS SuperDraft
SEATTLE, WASH. – Sounders FC today chose up two gamers in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas. With only one choice coming into today, the Rave Green traded a 2022 2nd round choice to Inter Miami CF for Oregon State protector Joe Hafferty, a previous Sounders FC Academy product and today’s 37 general choice. The club then prepared goalkeeper TJ Bush out of James Madison with the 80 total choice in the 3rd round.
Hafferty, 22, was a two-time All-Pac-12 choice, including a First string nod in 2019. He began 50 of his 53 looks over three seasons for the Beavers before seeing his senior year cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A native of Renton and a Liberty High School graduate, Hafferty spent 2013 through 2017 with Sounders FC Academy.
Bush, 23, was a two-time First string All-CAA choice for the Dukes, where he appeared in 57 games over three seasons. He enabled just 49 goals and assembled an impressive 30-13-5 record from 2017-2019, logging a 0.84 objectives versus average. Bush’s senior season in 2020 was also cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
TRANSACTIONS: Sounders FC trades 2022 2nd round MLS SuperDraft choice to Inter Miami FC in exchange for protector Joe Hafferty, Miami’s 2021 second round choice. Sounders FC chooses goalkeeper TJ Bush with the 80 choice of the third round of the 2021 MLS SuperDraft (both currently unsigned to the First string roster).