The San Jose Earthquakes draft VT’s Devante Dubose


Sep 7, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies mascot is lifted in the stands during the first quarter of the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Western Carolina Catamounts at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Before today, only two Virginia Tech men’s soccer players had been selected in the MLS Superdraft but Patrick Nyarko and Chase Harrison have now been joined by a third member in the fourth round of the 2014 MLS Superdraft.

The San Jose Earthquakes selected Virginia Tech defender Devante Dubose with the ninth pick of the fourth round of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. Dubose entered the third and fourth rounds of the MLS SuperDraft as one of the top defenders remaining so it isn’t a major surprise that Dubose was taken but he will have to earn his spot with the Earthquakes. Dubose has the potential to play center back but seems more likely to shift to right back where his lack of size and solid amount of speed should help him. Dubose will provide some depth for the Earthquakes and have the chance to develop into a starter over time.

Congratulations to Devante Dubose on being selected by the San Jose Earthquakes as the 66th overall pick.