Charlie Lyon drafted by Seattle in SuperDraft

Jack Goods

Tuesday’s final two rounds of the MLS SuperDraft featured yet another Marquette player being selected when the Seattle Sounders took Charlie Lyon with the 13th pick in the fourth round.

Lyon started every game for the Golden Eagles this season. He set program records for career shutouts and consecutive shutout minutes. In his junior year he helped the Golden Eagles earn their first Big East Conference championship. He was named to the Senior CLASS All-American second-team last month.Lyon finished his career with a .83 goals against average and a .811 save percentage, second in program history. He played in 63 games with the Golden Eagles. During his time at Marquette he trained with the Chicago Fire in the summer and has been a part of the Chicago Fire Academy since high school.

Last week the Sounders traded up to take another keeper, Tyler Miller of Northwestern, 33rd overall. However, he is opting to play in the fourth division of German soccer instead of the MLS.

If Lyon does plan on playing in the Sounders system, he would likely start with their development team, the Seattle Sounders 2 of USL Pro. He is the first Marquette player drafted by Seattle.

Defenseman Axel Sjoberg was taken in the first round by the Colorado Rapids on Thursday. He became the highest MLS drafted player in the history of Marquette soccer.

The first two rounds, which took place last Thursday, were held at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Tuesday, the MLS completed the final two rounds of the event through conference call.