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MLS SuperDraft: Orlando City selects Denver centerback Scott DeVoss in 3rd round

Orlando City wrapped up its 2019 MLS SuperDraft by selecting University of Denver co-captain and centerback Scott DeVoss in the third round Monday afternoon with the 59th overall pick. 

DeVoss was the second centerback added by Orlando City in the draft, and the third added by the club in the last week. Orlando City used a second-round SuperDraft pick on Friday to get Syracuse centerback Kamal Miller and signed American centerback Alex De John to a one-year deal on Thursday. 

DeVoss is a two-time Summit League Defensive Player of the Year (2017 and 2018) who made 83 career appearances (all starts) with the Pioneers. He scored six goals during his career with the University of Denver and was the Summit League Tournament MVP in his redshirt senior season with the Pioneers. 

DeVoss, 22, is a native of Kansas who went to high school at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado. He was a member of the Premier Development League’s (now known as USL League Two) All-League team in 2017, when he played for the Colorado Rapids’ U-23 side. 

The Lions passed on the 96th overall selection in fourth round of the SuperDraft. It would have been the final pick of this year’s draft. Teams passed on a total of 21 picks over the final two rounds of the draft, which took place via conference call. 

The Lions start preseason training camp at IMG Academy in Bradenton on Monday. DeVoss is the 12 player Orlando City has added this offseason, and all the players the club has added have been 27 years old or younger. Only three of the 12 players (forward Tesho Akindele, left back Danilo Acosta and left back/centerback João Moutinho) have ever logged MLS minutes.  

Orlando City is coming off a club-worst 8-22-4 (28 points) season. 

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