NEW YORK – New York City FC Thursday chose midfielder Jesus Perez and defender Felicien Dumas in the MLS SuperDraft.
Perez was selected as the 22nd overall pick in the opening round. The University of Illinois-Chicago midfielder started 16 games in 2019, scoring six goals and adding eight assists.
The Waukegan, Ill. native was named the Horizon Conference player of the year the last two season and finished last year 12th in the nation in assists.
Dumas was taken with the 48th overall pick in the second round after starting all 19 matches for Notre Dame in 2019. He led the Irish with six assists and scored three goals.
Born in Paris, France, Dumas was a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference defensive player of the week last season and started 53 games for Notre Dame in four seasons.
Both players will join NYCFC to open preseason.