On Friday afternoon, Toronto FC selected midfielder Griffin Dorsey with their first pick of the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. Chosen sixth overall, Dorsey comes to Toronto after spending his college career with Indiana University.
After a pair of surprising picks, two high-profile Canadian players were still available for Toronto FC to select from, striker Tajon Buchanon (who Matt Doyle from MLS predicted would go first overall) and goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair, who was chosen for Toronto FC in the SB Nation mock draft. Toronto FC shocked everyone and picked Dorsey.
He is a winger, but is also capable of playing as a right-back, where a few people think he will play going forward. He is a Generation Adidas player, which means that he will not count against the MLS senior roster.
In his two years with the Hoosiers, Dorsey contributed 8 goals and 11 assists in 44 games.
Dorsey also used his draft speech to introduce a special guest: