2 Terps, Wake's Gamble chosen

A pair of Maryland players and a former local standout were selected in Thursday's Major League Soccer SuperDraft at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Maryland senior midfielder Tsubasa Endoh was taken ninth overall by Toronto FC, becoming the Terps' highest pick since Casey Townsend was taken fifth overall in 2012. Junior defender Ivan Magalhaes was taken in the second round with the No. 26 overall pick by the Houston Dynamo.


Endoh, the most valuable player of the 2016 MLS scouting combine, was named to the All-Big Ten second team this season. The Tokyo native had five goals and six assists. Magalhaes, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, had a goal and an assist in 22 starts.

Former McDonogh star Michael Gamble of Wake Forest was selected in the second round, 30th overall, by the New England Revolution.

Gamble, a two-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American with the Eagles, was tied for ninth in program history with 68 points and tied for 13th in goals (24) and assists (20) after graduating in December with a degree in mathematics.

The Chicago Fire selected Gamble's teammate, midfielder Jack Harrison, with the first overall pick, then traded him to New York City FC.

Harrison, a former Manchester United academy player from England, was the ACC Offensive Player of the Year last year as a freshman with the Demon Deacons, with eight goals and 11 assists. At 19 he was the youngest player in Thursday's draft.

The Fire traded Harrison to NYCFC for the fourth pick in the draft and selected Stanford's Brandon Vincent, a left back who is in the U.S. national team's January training camp.

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