Dynamic Wake Forest freshman Jack Harrison is going one-and-done, and has already been property of two teams.
Harrison, 19, is a member of the New York City FC after becoming Chicago’s first overall pick of Thursday’s Major League SuperDraft in Baltimore, Maryland.
In a discombobulated move, the Fire traded Harrison to NYC for money and the No. 4 overall pick, which they used to pick Stanford back Brandon Vincent, currently at USMNT camp.
“I know it sounds corny but they say America is the last of opportunity and for me it’s been nothing but that,” said Harrison, who joins Tim Duncan as the only Wake players to go No. 1 overall in an American professional draft.
The English-born Harrison quit Manchester United’s Academy to study in America a few years ago, and was dominant for one of the country’s best college teams, scoring 8 goals and adding 11 assists for the Demon Deacons.
It wasn’t without early drama, as the Colorado Rapids traded the No. 2 overall pick to the Philadelphia Union for allocation money, giving the Union the Nos. 2, 3, and 6 picks in the first round.
The Union took Georgetown defender Joshua Yaro (above) second.