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Marietta-native Jordan McCrary selected in Top 10 of 2016 MLS Draft

Congrats to Jordan!

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan McCrary is one of two Georgia natives expected to be drafted in this year's MLS draft. Those expectations came to fruition today as he was picked by the New England Revolution with the 10th overall selection.

McCrary spent four years at the University of North Carolina and played full back for their soccer team. Before that he played locally with the Concorde Fire soccer academy.

"I'm just excited my name was called," McCrary said. "I can't wait to get excited with the Revs."

-Jordan McCrary; Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The Marietta-native should have a fair chance at early playing time with the Revolution lacking defensive options. Jay Heaps' side were early favorites for the MLS Supporters Shield last season, but eventually faded and were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by D.C. United.

The other Georgian likely to get draft this year is centerback, Mitchell Lurie, who also played with Concorde Fire before his time at Rutgers. He's expect to be taken in the second portion of the draft which takes place on January 19.