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Union Select Mitch Lurie And Cole Missimo On Day Two of 2016 MLS SuperDraft

The Philadelphia Union selected Mitchell Lurie and Cole Missimo in the final rounds of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft on Tuesday. The Union selected Lurie with the third pick in the third round (No. 44 overall) and Missimo with the third pick in the fourth round (No. 64 overall).

At No. 44, the Union selected Lurie, a 22-year-old defender from Rutgers University. Lurie played and started 21 games during one season with Rutgers and in 2015, was named NSCAA Second Team All-Midwest Region, Second Team All-Big Ten Conference, Academic All-Big Ten Conference and Central New York Classic All-Tournament Team. Before joining Rutgers, Lurie spent his first two seasons with the University of Portland and his junior year with the University of Louisville. 

With the No. 64 pick, the Union selected Missimo, a 22-year-old midfielder from Northwestern University. During the four seasons at Northwestern, Missimo played 76 games and started 56, scoring seven goals and providing 12 assists.  In 2015, Missimo scored one goal and gave two assists and was named NSCAA Second Team All-Big Ten Conference for the second year in a row.

Mitchell Lurie

  • Position: Defender
  • School: Rutgers University
  • Date of birth: July 20, 1993 (age 22)
  • Birthplace: Portland, Ore.
  • Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
  • Citizenship: USA
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 170
  • Twitter: @Mitch_Lurie
  • Acquired: Union selected Lurie with the No. 44 overall pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.

Cole Missimo

  • Position: Midfielder
  • School: Northwestern University
  • Date of birth: Feb. 15, 1993
  • Hometown: Dallas, Texas
  • Citizenship: USA
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 160
  • Twitter: @cole_missimo
  • Acquired: Union selected Missimo with the No. 64 overall pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.

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