CLEMSON, S.C. – Andrew Tarbell, Kyle Fisher and Paul Clowes were drafted in the first two rounds of the 2016 MLS Superdraft on Thursday, Jan. 14. The three Tigers were selected in the top-32 overall picks, which was the first time since 2003, and just the third time ever, that three Clemson players were selected in the top 32 of the MLS draft.
Tarbell, a redshirt junior goalkeeper who, last week, became just the second Clemson player ever to sign a Generation adidas contract, was the eighth overall selection by the San Jose Earthquakes. Tarbell’s selection at No. 8 overall was the second-highest selection of a Clemson player in the MLS draft in program history. Only Mark Lisi, the third overall pick in the 2001 draft, was a higher draft selection.
Six picks later, senior defender Kyle Fisher was the 14th overall selection by the Montreal Impact. Senior midfielder Paul Clowes went to DC United, as the 12th pick in the second round (32nd overall).
Rounds 3 and 4 of the MLS SuperDraft will take place on Tuesday, January 19.
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