COLUMBUS – Columbus Crew SC today selected Wake Forest University midfielder Luis Argudo (pronounced: loo-EES are-GOO-doe) with the 21st pick (67th overall) in the Third Round of the 2018 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, held this afternoon via conference call.
Argudo, 22, played two seasons at Wake Forest University from 2016-2017, making 48 appearances (40 starts), while registering nine goals and 10 assists. In 2016, his first year at Wake Forest, Argudo made 25 appearances (17 starts) and tallied one goal and four assists. In 2017, his senior year, he made 23 appearances (all starts), scoring eight goals and six assists en route to being named to the 2017 All-South Region team.
Prior to joining Wake Forest, Argudo attended Elon University from 2014-2015, where he made 39 appearances (29 starts) and recorded one goal and three assists. During his freshman year, Argudo made 18 appearances (10 starts), scoring one goal and notching one assist. He followed that up by making 21 appearances (19 starts) in 2015, recording two assists.
Under Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter, the 2018 MLS Preseason begins on Wednesday, January 24, at SuperKick in Lewis Center, Ohio after entrance physicals and testing. From there, the club departs to Casa Grande, Arizona for its preseason camp on Friday, January 26. Crew SC is slated to remain in Arizona through February 6 before traveling to Honolulu, Hawaii to participate in the inaugural Pacific Rim Cup from February 6-11. Following the conclusion of the Pacific Rim Cup, the club travels to Charleston, South Carolina to participate in the 2018 Carolina Challenge Cup.
Crew SC selects Wake Forest University midfielder Luis Argudo with the 21st pick (67th overall) in the Third Round of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.
Name: Luis Argudo (pronounced: loo-EES are-GOO-doe)
Born: December 13, 1995 in Queens, New York
Hometown: Queens, New York
Citizenship: United States
Drafted: Selected in the Third Round in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft with the 21st pick (67th overall) on January 21, 2018
Previous Experience: Wake Forest University (2016-2017), Elon University (2014-2015)