Four former Reading United AC players were selected in the 2022 Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Tuesday, including Wyomissing native Seth Kuhn.
A senior at Penn State, Kuhn was selected by the New York Red Bulls with the 73rd overall pick in the third round. Kuhn graduated from the YSC Academy in Wayne and played collegiately at Duke as a freshman before transferring to Penn State ahead of the 2019 season.
Kuhn is the first Berks County native to be drafted since Antietam graduate Corey Hertzog, who was drafted by the Red Bulls in 2011. Hertzog is also a former Nittany Lion.
Kuhn, a midfielder, played for Reading during the 2019 and 2021 seasons. He had two goals in 13 games with United.
For the Nittany Lions in the fall, he had five goals and eight assists for 18 points, all career highs, in 21 games. He was named Offensive Player of the Big Ten Tournament, in addition to earning All-Big Ten second-team honors and being named to the United Soccer Coaches All-North Region second team.
The other former United players drafted were forwards Simon Becher and Tsiki Ntsabeleng and midfielder Daniel Bloyou.
Becher was selected by Vancouver with the 16th pick in the first round. Becher played 10 games with Reading in 2019, scoring seven goals. He played collegiately at Holy Cross and Saint Louis.
Ntsabeleng was drafted by FC Dallas with the 28th pick in the first round. Ntsabeleng played five games with United in 2019, recording one assist. He played collegiately at Coastal Carolina and Oregon State.
Becher and Ntsabeleng were the 27th and 28th former Reading players to be drafted in the first round.
Bloyou, a Penn State senior, was selected by Atlanta with the 75th overall pick in the third round. Bloyou saw action in three games with United in 2019. He played collegiately at Old Dominion before transferring to Penn State.
Following the four selections in Tuesday’s draft, Reading has had 75 former players picked in the MLS SuperDraft. A total of 150 former United players have played professionally, been drafted, or recorded an international cap.
Source: Berkshire mont