Whitecaps FC select Georgetown centre back Brendan McDonough with 35th selection at the 2019 MLS SuperDraft

22-year old centre back made 56 starts in 63 appearances in four years at Georgetown

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CHICAGO, IL – Vancouver Whitecaps FC selected Georgetown University centre back Brendan McDonough in the second round (35th overall) of the 2019 MLS SuperDraft on Friday.

Centre back Brendan McDonough

  • 56 starts in 63 appearances with two goals and two assists in four years at Georgetown University
  • Two-year captain helped the Hoyas to three Big East Tournament titles in his four years
  • Named to the All-East Region Second Team and the All-Big East Conference Second Team as a senior
  • Spent junior year of high school in Germany with FT Braunschweig and Eintracht Braunschweig

McDonough, 22, made 56 starts in 63 appearances at Georgetown, collecting two goals and two assists while serving as captain in the last two seasons.

The 6-foot-2 defender helped the Hoyas to three Big East Tournament titles in his four years, scoring the game-winner in last year’s championship game. As a senior, McDonough was named to the All-East Region Second Team and the All-Big East Conference Second Team after he helped Georgetown to a league-best 10 clean sheets on the season.

Hailing from Matthews, North Carolina, he played three years for Charlotte Catholic High School, while spending his junior year in Germany training with FT Braunschweig and Eintracht Braunschweig.