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RSL selects Connor Sparrow in fourth round of MLS Draft

Courtesy of Creighton Athletics

With the fourth pick of the fourth round of the MLS Draft, Real Salt Lake picked Connor Sparrow, a goalkeeper out of Creighton, then passed with their single remaining pick.

Sparrow, 21, started his collegiate career at UMKC, where he played for one year, then went on to play at Creighton; as a junior and senior, he became the first-choice goalkeeper for the school.

In 2015, Sparrow averaged 0.82 goals against per game, and in 2014, he averaged 0.49 per game. Obviously, goalkeeper statistics depend on the players around them, but those are certainly not horrible numbers.

Sparrow was ranked 98th in the Top Drawer Soccer's Top 100 College Soccer Players list.

Real Salt Lake received the fourth pick from New York City FC in exchange for Kwame Watson-Siriboe in 2014. The club still had a natural fifth-place pick in the fourth round, and with that, they passed.

That's not quite as scintillating as LA Galaxy's passing with their second pick of the third round, leaving them with a grand total of one draft pick from 2016. (Ed. note: This article previously stated that they made no pick. That was inaccurate.)