The Houston Dynamo have selected Mac Steeves out of Providence College with the 43rd pick of the 2018 MLS Superdraft. Steeves made the First Team All-Big East Conference and was an honorable mention for Preseason Offensive Player of the Year this last season– an honor he did receive in 2016. Last year he notched 8 goals and 3 assists in 18 games, starting 12 of them. His production was even better in 2014 and 2015 as he scored 11 and 13 goals respectfully which led to high hopes going into 2016. An injury early into the 2016 ended his season early, but he clearly bounced back.
The 6’4 striker drew Alan Gordon comparisons from the MLS Superdraft panel. His size and strength are his biggest assets. Despite not being the quickest or best dribbler, his ball control and touch also seem to be attributes Steeves possesses. Below are a few highlights from the player with Providence College.
The Dynamo had drafted in the first round goalkeeper Michael Nelson with the number 20 pick. The club also has the 59th and 66th pick in the third round of the draft along with 89th pick in the fourth round. The third and fourth round picks will take place via a conference call Sunday, January 21st.