Nashville had the final pick of the 2021 MLS SuperDraft, but it’s up to Leroy Enzugusi to turn the “Mr. Irrelevant” label into a misnomer. With a compensatory pick (originally a fourth-rounder before the draft was shortened), the Boys in Gold took the forward out of Drake University.
Born in Kenya, Enzugusi is a product of Linn-Marr High School in Marion, Iowa, and stayed in-state for his college ball. He was all-Missouri Valley third team as a freshman, and has been named to the conference’s first team in the past two seasons. His senior season takes place this Spring after the coronavirus pandemic scuttled the traditional fall season in most of the country.
Enzugusi has scored 20 goals and recorded four assists in his three seasons for the Bulldogs to-date. Drake has mostly been a middle-of-the-pack team in its mid-major conference during Enzugusi’s time in Des Moines. Enzugusi spent one year in the Sporting Kansas City Academy, and it should come as no surprise that Nashville GM Mike Jacobs – a former assistant Technical Director at SKC – selected a player he has some familiarity with.
Nashville also selected midfielder Irakoze Donasiyano, defenders Tom Judge and Sondre Norheim, and goalkeeper Tor Saunders in the Draft.