NEW YORK – Austin FC added four players to its inaugural season roster in the 2020 MLS expansion draft Tuesday night.
The newest MLS club traded away its fifth and final pick once the trade window reopened following the event.
With the first pick in the draft, Austin FC selected San Jose Earthquakes forward Danny Hoesen, who has 23 career goals and 12 assists in four MLS seasons.
Austin FC’s second and third picks included two young talents in 24-year-old New York Red Bulls midfielder Jared Stroud, who dished out three assists in his 21 games last season, and 21-year-old Nashville SC goalkeeper Brady Scott, a U.S. youth international who helped the USA win Under-20 Concacaf World Cup Qualifying Championship n 2018, also earning the Golden Glove as the best goalkeeper of the competition.
With the fourth choice, Austin FC added some experience by selecting LA Galaxy midfielder and U.S. international Joe Corona, who comes with Liga MX experience as an influential member of the Club Tijuana side that earned promotion into the Primera División during his tenure. With the Galaxy, Corona’s 38 starts in 47 appearances have produced three assists and two goals.
Austin FC selected Orlando City SC defender Kamal Miller, who earned 23 starts in 28 career appearances over his two seasons. Miller was traded to the Montreal Impact once the trade window reopened in an exchange that sent Austin FC $225,000 in General Allocation Money and a first-round pick in 2001 MLS SuperDraft.