Red Bulls Close Out MLS Draft With Three Selections

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Rashid Nuhu. Photo: Fordham University

The New York Red Bulls closed out the 2019 Major League Soccer Super Draft with three selections in the third and fourth rounds.  

The Red Bulls selected Fordham goalkeeper Rashid Nuhu with the No. 70 pick for its lone third round selection. In the fourth round, New York chose Princeton midfielder Sean McSherry and West Virginia midfielder Joey Piatczyc with the No. 78 and No. 84, respectively.

Rashid Nuhu
Goalkeeper — 6-1 — 175 lbs. — Accra, Ghana
Nuhu earned back-to-back First Team All-Atlantic 10 honors in his final two years at Fordham as he tallied 17 of his 30 clean sheets during his junior and senior seasons. In four years at Fordham, he finished with a 0.93 goals-against average and a .771 save percentage with 242 saves.

He joins teammate and Red Bulls First Round selection Janos Loebe as the fourth Fordham player selected by New York. Other former Fordham players selected by New York include Red Bulls II Head Coach John Wolyniec (seventh overall, 1998), current goalkeeper Ryan Meara (31st overall, 2012) and Loebe as Fordham graduates.

Sean McSherry
Midfielder — 5-9 — 160 lbs. — Freehold, N.J.
McSherry, a two-time All-Ivy League selection, was a four-year letterman at Princeton. He tallied seven goals and nine assists in 47 matches played.

Joey Piatczyc
Midfielder — 5-8 — 158 lbs. — Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Piatczyc capped off his four-year campaign at West Virginia with an All-America Second Team nod in 2018. He had eight goals and 10 assists, including five game-winning goals in 17 matches played during his senior season. Piatczyc recorded 12 goals and 35 assists in 69 games played for his career as a Mountaineer.