Men's Soccer

Aidan Megally Drafted by FC Dallas in MLS SuperDraft

Neil Beran | The PhoenixFormer Loyola forward Aidan Megally shoots a penalty kick against Drake at Loyola Soccer Park Oct. 27.

Former Loyola men’s soccer midfielder Aidan Megally is taking his skills to the professional level.

Megally was drafted by FC Dallas in the Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft Monday afternoon, the club announced. The 2019 Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year played a key role in Loyola’s NCAA Tournament appearance, tallying a team-high 10 goals on the season.

This is the third straight year a former Rambler was selected in the SuperDraft. Elliot Collier and Grant Stoneman were both selected by the Chicago Fire in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

“As a program, we couldn’t be prouder of Aidan and congratulate FC Dallas on not only drafting an outstanding player, but a great person as well,” Loyola head coach Neil Jones said in a statement. “We pride ourselves on recruiting very good players and making them great throughout their time with us. It is so nice to see that MLS teams recognize that future professional players continue to be produced here at Loyola.”

FC Dallas finished seventh out of 14 clubs in the MLS Western Conference in 2019 with 48 points and a 34-13-12 record. Its season is set to begin Feb. 29 against the Philadelphia Union.

Megally couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

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