2022 MLS SuperDraft Pick 27 | Portland Timbers select Justin Rasmussen

Justin Rasmussen

Position: Defender 
Age: 23 
Height: 6-foot-0 
School: Grand Canyon University (2017-2021) 
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev. 
Five facts to know: 

  • Was the WAC Offensive Player of the Year as a fifth-year senior in 2021, playing in midfield for GCU. 
  • Named third-team All-America, the first All-American in Grand Canyon history. 
  • Scored nine goals and had six assists in 20 games during the 2021 season. 
  • Favorite pastime away from the soccer field is golfing. 
  • Head coach at GCU was for former Timber and former University of Portland coach Leonard Griffin.

Julian Bravo

Position: Defender 
Age: 21 
Height: 6-foot-2 
School: Santa Clara University (2018-2021) 
Hometown: Claremont, Calif. 
Five facts to know: 

  • In 2019 as a sophomore, led team in points (three goals, two assists) while appearing in 16 matches. 
  • In 2020’s shortened seasons, start all eight Broncos matches and led the team with 730 minutes played 
  • Started 15 of 16 games for Broncos in his final, senior season (fall 2021). 
  • Finish Santa Clara career with four goals and six assists in 55 appearances. 
  • Played for FC Golden State before college and is the oldest of five siblings.

Sivert Haugli

Position: Defender
Age: 22
Height: 6-foot-5
School: Virginia Tech University
Hometown: Olso, Norway
Five facts to know:

  • Started all four years during this career in Blacksburg.
  • Finished his Hokies career with four goals and three assists in 72 games, with three of his four goals coming during his senior season.
  • Was named United Soccer Coaches Player of the Week after a two-goal perofrmance against Marshall on August 29, 2021.
  • Spent his youth career at Norweigan clubs Snaroeya SK, Stabaek Football and Baerum Sk.
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