SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes selected Indiana midfielder A.J. Corrado, Oakland native Devante Dubose and San Francisco native Billy Knutsen on Tuesday in Day Two of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.
Corrado, 22, had three goals and a team-high seven assists in 22 appearances for Indiana in 2013. During his three seasons in Indiana, he registered six goals and 23 assists in 68 games. Twelve of those assists came during the Hoosiers’ NCAA Championship season in 2012. He earned All-Big-Ten honors as a junior and senior and received Capital One Academic All-American recognition in 2013. He also spent his freshman season with Southern Methodist University, scoring one goal and recording one assist in 18 appearances for the Mustangs while helping them reach the Elite Eight.
Dubose, 21, was a mainstay on Virginia Tech’s backline during his four seasons there. He made 60 appearances for the Hokies as a center back. Dubose has Bay Area ties, suiting up for Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland) and Danville’s Mustang Academy.
Knutsen, 21, was a two-year starter at goalkeeper for American University, notching 13 shutouts in 37 games between 2012 and 2013. He posted goals-against averages of 1.06 and 0.93 per game in 2013 and 2012, respectively. Knutsen also made eight appearances during his first two seasons at American, recording three shutouts in the process. A San Francisco native, he played high school soccer for St. Ignatius Prep.
Transaction: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) – San Jose Earthquakes select M A.J. Corrado in the third round (47th overall) of the MLS SuperDraft. San Jose Earthquakes select D Devante Dubose in the fourth round (66th overall). San Jose Earthquakes select GK Billy Knutsen in the fourth round (74th overall).
Weight: 160 lbs.
Born: Jan. 8, 1992 in Zionsville, Ind.
Hometown: Zionsville, Ind.
Weight: 160 lbs.
Born: Aug. 5, 1992 in Berkeley, Calif.
Hometown: Oakland, Calif.
College: Virginia Tech
Weight: 185 lbs.
Born: May 5, 1992 in San Francisco, Calif.
Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.