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2017 MLS Draft: FC Dallas selects four in final rounds

As wild as it seems, FC Dallas found one of their old academy products in the fourth round.

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The 2017 MLS SuperDraft is finally in the books as teams completed their third and fourth round selections Tuesday via conference call. FC Dallas selected four more players in the draft including a former academy product.

FCD had three selections in the third round alone starting out with the ninth pick where they selected defender Austin Ledbetter from SIUE. Ledbetter started all 22 games this past season, where he scored six goals and was named the MVC Player of the Year.

With the 15th pick in the third round, FC Dallas picked up defender/midfielder Dakota Barnathan from Virginia Commonwealth University. Barnathan started 21 matches this season for VCU, scoring six goals and adding in three assists along the way.

And the final pick of the third round, FC Dallas took midfield/forward Wuilito Fernandes from UMass Lowell. Fernandes was a mainstay for UML over the years, starting 42 of 49 games played, where he scored 14 goals and five assists.

In the fourth round, FC Dallas brought in one of their own in former academy product and defender Marco Carrizales from Furman University. While Carrizales is a homegrown product for the club he is not a HGP with the club (by being in the draft, it means his HGP rights were off the table). Carrizales played two season at SMU before transferring to Furman where he started 16 games this season.

How these four will fit in will remain to be seen come preseason time next week. All will be vying for the few remaining roster slots though it could be possible that we see most of them end up in the USL.