Red Bulls Draft Carroll, Bilyeu

Zach Carroll
Zach Carroll
Zach Carroll

The New York Red Bulls selected defenders Justin Bilyeu (18th overall, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) and Zach Carroll (38th overall, Michigan State) in the first and second rounds of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft on Thursday afternoon at the Baltimore Convention Center.

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Bilyeu (Bill-you) played in 59 games for SIU Edwardsville, starting 52. The St. Louis, Mo., native was named to the NSCAA Third Team All-West Region and the Second Team All-Missouri Valley Conference. He was also named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament Team after his junior season. He chipped in five goals and seven assists in his four seasons.

Justin Bilyeu

  • College: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Position: Defender
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 175
  • Date of Birth: 2/3/94
  • Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
  • Citizenship: USA

Carroll spent two seasons at the University of Virginia before transferring to Michigan State ahead of his junior season. He played 24 games for the Cavaliers, recording two goals and three assists. He played 39 for Michigan State, starting 38, and recorded seven goals and four assists over his junior and senior seasons. He earned First Team All-Big Ten honors and was named to the NSCAA Second Team All-Midwest Region as a senior. As a freshman at Virginia he also earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament team honors.

Carroll, a native of Grand Blanc, Mich., represented the United States at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in 2011, and was part of the U-17 side that won the CONCACAF Tournament the same year. He was also part of the U.S. Under-17 residency program in 2010 and 2011.

Zach Carroll

  • College: Michigan State University
  • Position: Defender
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 187
  • Date of Birth: 3/16/94
  • Hometown: Grand Blanc, Mich.
  • Citizenship: USA