PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – With the eighth pick of the fourth round in the 2018 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, the Philadelphia Union selected midfielder Matt Danilack from the Dartmouth men’s soccer team.
The senior recently finished his career playing for the Big Green, with final season stats of six goals and four assists for 16 points and 23 shots taken, including three game-winning goals against Princeton, Harvard and Brown. Danilack was a three-time All-Ivy First Team honoree, two-time United Soccer Coaches All-East Region selection, and was Ivy League Player of the Week four times in his career.
The Rockville, Maryland native is also in the top-10 all-time list for Dartmouth career assists, and is 13th in Dartmouth all-time scoring leaders with 16 goals and 13 assists for 45 points. He was the team’s leading scorer in 2016 and was second on the team in goals for 2017.
Danilack is the second player to be drafted in the MLS SuperDraft from the 2017 Big Green squad, following his teammate and co-captain Wyatt Omsberg’s selection last Friday in the first round. The midfielder becomes the sixth player in program history to be drafted to an MLS team.