Austin Ledbetter Drafted by FC Dallas of Major League Soccer

Congratulations to Austin Ledbetter (SIUE/CBC/SLSG Academy) who was drafted by FC Dallas in the third round today.

The SIUE senior became the fifth men’s soccer alum to be drafted into Major League Soccer in the last four years from the SIUE Cougar’s. He was selected Tuesday in the third round (no. 53 overall) by FC Dallas. Via Ledbetter chosen by FC Dallas in MLS Draft

Ledbetter was a four-year starter on the backline for the Cougars, making 79 appearances in four years. After not finding the back of the net in his first three seasons, Lebetter exploded for six goals in 2016 to tie for the team lead.

Ledbetter was named 2016 Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year, earning First Team All-Conference honors for a second-straight season. Via FC Dallas Draft Picks

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