COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Los Angeles Football Club selected Ohio State defender CC Uche in the second round of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft Thursday. He was one of three Buckeyes selected along with seniors Joshua Jackson-Ketchup and Noah Lawrence.
Uche played for two seasons in Columbus after transferring to Ohio State from Duke following the 2017 season. As a Blue Devil, he played in 18 games. He played in another 18 as a junior in Scarlet and Gray in 2018 before injury cut his 2019 season short after four games.
The Columbus Crew selected Jackson-Ketchup, a defender from Margate, Florida, in the second round as well.
Jackson-Ketchup has played in 55 Ohio State games with four goals and three assists to his credit.
Noah Lawrence, a senior goalkeeper who transferred to Ohio State last year after the University of Cincinnati eliminated its men’s soccer program, was taken with the first pick of the third round by the Austin Football Club. He is a native of Mount Vernon, New York.
Lawrence played in 36 games at UC with five shutouts to his credit over his career.
Parker Siegfried was the last Buckeye selected in the SuperDraft. He was taken by the New York City FC in the third round of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft Jan. 13, 2020.