With the 42nd overall pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft, D.C. United kept it local, picking Loyola Greyhounds forward Josh Fawole. The 6’1” forward, who hails from Columbia, MD, scored 20 goals in 68 appearances in his four-year stint with Loyola, including 8 game-winners, and added 10 assists.
Fawole gained some national attention earlier this year by scoring an equalizer against national powerhouse Wake Forest with just 12 seconds left on the clock. The goal made that night’s ESPN Sportscenter Top 10 plays:
Previously, Fawole has suited up for The Villages SC in USL League Two, including an appearance in last year’s US Open Cup.
As with United’s first round pick Simon Lefebvre, Fawole will most likely be looking to impress in preseason to earn a deal with Loudoun United, D.C.’s USL Championship affiliate. As far as forwards go, Loudoun currently has Alioune Ndour and Erik Sorga under contract, but with Sorga reportedly being temporarily stashed on Loudoun’s roster by D.C. while they wait for the league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement to hash itself out, there is certainly room for strikers on Ryan Martin’s side at the moment.