TFC Ball SuperDraft 2018

Toronto FC select two players in 2018 MLS SuperDraft

Toronto FC selected defender Tim Kübel (28th overall) from the University of Louisville and goalkeeper Drew Shepherd (46th overall) from Western Michigan University in the second round of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft in Philadelphia on Friday.

In the first round, Toronto FC acquired $50,000 of Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) and the 28th pick overall from Minnesota United FC in exchange for the Reds 23rd overall pick.

Kübel, 24, spent all four seasons of his college career at the University of Louisville. With the Cardinals he made 82 appearances, scoring 21 goals and adding 26 assists. This past season, Kübel was named a United Soccer Coaches (USC) First Team All-American. He also earned USC First Team All-South Region and All-Atlantic Coast Conference honours. Kübel, born in Stuttgart, Germany, spent time in the youth systems of FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund.

Shepherd, 23, spent four seasons at Western Michigan University. With the Broncos, Shepherd appeared in 60 matches and finished with a record of 30-12-10 with 29 clean sheets. This past season he was named a USC Second Team All-American and USC Academic All-American.

 

TRANSACTION: Toronto FC acquires $50,000 of TAM and second round pick (28th overall) from Minnesota United FC for first round pick (23rd overall). Toronto FC selected defender Tim Kübel (28th Overall) and goalkeeper Drew Shepherd (46th overall) in the second round of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.

 

TIM KÜBEL

Position: Defender

Height: 5’9

Weight: 162

Birthdate: July 12, 1993

Hometown: Stuttgart, Germany

Nationality: German

Last Club: University of Louisville

How Acquired: Selected in the second round (28th Overall) in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft

 

 

DREW SHEPHERD

Position: Goalkeeper

Height: 6’3

Weight: 200

Birthdate: December 25, 1994

Hometown: Ann Arbour, Michigan

Nationality: American

Last Club: Western Michigan University

How Acquired: Selected in the second round (46th Overall) in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft