SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake selected two players on Tuesday in rounds three and four of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, selecting Georgetown MF Joey Dillon in the third round with the 53rd overall pick and Coker College FW Daniel Jackson in the fourth round with the 70th overall pick.
Dillon and Jackson will report to Salt Lake City for entrance physicals on Friday. Real Salt Lake will officially open preseason camp on Saturday, when the team will travel to the Real Salt Lake-Arizona Academy in Casa Grande, Ariz. for its first leg of preseason training.
A native of Rochester Hills, Mich., Dillon was a four-year starter at Georgetown, starting 83 of the 86 games he appeared in for the Hoyas. Dillon, who will turn 22 on Saturday, co-captained Georgetown, was named All-Big East first-team and earned Big East Midfielder of the Year honors in 2013.
Jackson had a successful senior season at Division II Coker College, scoring 14 goals and adding two assists in 17 games for the Hartsville, S.C. school. Jackson was a South Atlantic Conference first-team selection, a second-team Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region selection and a third-team NSCAA All-South Atlantic Conference selection.
Name: Joey Dillon
Height: 6 foot
Weight: 160 lbs.
Birthdate: Jan. 25, 1992
Hometown: Rochester Hills, Mich.
College: Georgetown University
Acquired: Selected in the third round (53rd overall) of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 21, 2014
Name: Daniel Jackson
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birthdate: July 10, 1989
Hometown: Silver Spring, Md.
College: Coker College
Acquired: Selected in the fourth round (70th overall) of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft on Jan. 21, 2014
Real Salt Lake 2014 Preseason Key Dates/Schedule (subject to change)
Preseason Opens – Salt Lake City
Friday, Jan. 24 – Entrance physicals in Salt Lake City
Preseason Training Trip No. 1 – Casa Grande, Ariz.
Saturday, Jan. 25 – Travel to Casa Grande, Ariz.
Jan. 25-Feb. 1 – Training at Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, Ariz.
Sunday, Feb. 2 – Return to Utah
Preseason Training Trip No. 2 – Irvine, Calif.
Tuesday, Feb. 4 – Travel to Irvine, Calif.
Feb. 4-13 – Training at the University of California-Irvine in Irvine, Calif.
Friday, Feb. 14 – Return to Utah
Preseason Training Trip No. 3 – FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup
Feb. 17 – Travel to Tucson, Ariz.
Feb. 18 – Training at Kino Sports Complex
Feb. 19 – Real Salt Lake vs. New England Revolution - North Stadium at Kino Sports Complex – 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 20-21 – Training at Kino Sports Complex
Feb. 22 – Real Salt Lake vs. Chicago Fire – North Stadium at Kino Sports Complex – 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 23-25 – Training at Kino Sports Complex
Feb. 26 – Real Salt Lake vs. FC Tucson – North Stadium at Kino Sports Complex – 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 27-28 – Training at Kino Sports Complex
March 1 – Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium
5th Place vs. 6th Place – 2:30 p.m.
3rd Place vs. 4th Place – 5:00 p.m.|
1st Place vs. 2nd Place – 7:30 p.m.
2014 MLS Regular Season Opener
Real Salt Lake at LA Galaxy – Saturday, March 8 - StubHub Center – 8:30 p.m. MT
2014 RSL Home Opener
Real Salt Lake v. LA Galaxy – Saturday, March 22 - Rio Tinto Stadium – 2:00 p.m. MT (NBCSN)