A stalwart along the back line for much of the past three seasons and one of the program’s leaders, Pitt men’s soccer center back was selected by Houston Dynamo with the 39th overall selection in the second round of the MLS SuperDraft on Tuesday afternoon.
Welcome to H-Town, Arturo 🤘
— Houston Dynamo FC (@HoustonDynamo) January 11, 2022
As a key anchor along the back line the past three seasons, Ordoñez finished the 2021 season with three goals, one assist and 18 shots in 19 games played.
The Salou, Spain, native was a pivotal piece to the Panther back line that earned six shutouts this season and set a school record with 11 wins at home. Ordoñez‘s efforts on the field earned him All-ACC Second Team and All-ACC Tournament Team honors.
In addition to Ordonez, Pitt’s Jasper Löeffelsend was also selected on Tuesday, in the 81st round, by Real Salt Lake.
Alexander Dexter are also on the eligible list of players for this year’s draft, which will go three rounds.
Panthers Drafted Under Head Coach Jay Vidovich
2018 – Pol Planellas – Second Round, 24th Overall Pick – Los Angeles FC
2019 – Javi Perez – Third Round, 64th Overall Pick – Los Angeles FC
2021 – Edward Kizza – First Round, 24th Overall Pick – New England Revolution
2022 – Arturo Ordoñez – Second Round, 39th Overall Pick – Houston Dynamo
2022 – Jasper Löeffelsend – Third Round, 81st Overall Pick – Real Salt Lake
In addition, Bryce Washington signed a homegrown contract with Atlanta United FC in June of 2021 following the conclusion of the College Cup