Stanford had one player selected in Thursday’s 2021 MLS SuperDraft, as Cardinal player Logan Panchot was picked No. 32 overall (No. 5 in the 2nd round) by D.C. United.
With the 32nd overall pick, D.C. United select @Lo_Ponch!— dcunited (@dcunited) January 21, 2021
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The St. Louis native was part of the squad that won the 2017 NCAA title with Stanford, and in his college career played 62 games across three seasons, scoring three goals and 11 assists along the way. Team captain in 2019, Panchot split time between midfield and right back and received numerous academic honors while at Stanford.
Panchot didn’t play in 2020, like the rest of the Pac-12 and most of the NCAA overall, with the fall soccer season suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. It’s unclear if he will try to play with Stanford in the upcoming scheduled spring season or if he will look to try and earn a professional contract right away with D.C. United when they open training camp. D.C. United are undergoing a coaching change for the first time in nearly a decade, as Argentine Hernan Losada was named the new manager in recent days, replacing longtime boss Ben Olsen, who was fired during the 2020 season.
Congrats to Logan for being drafted, and good luck in working for the next step in your career.