Atlanta United selected forward Phillip Goodrum out of UNC Wilmington with the No. 75 overall pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft. The club also announced Goodrum has signed with Atlanta United 2, the club’s USL Championship team.
Goodrum, 22, played four years at UNC Wilmington where he totaled 32 goals and 15 assists in 76 career appearances. The forward received First-Team All-Colonial Athletic Association for his junior and senior seasons where he led the Seahawks to back-to-back 12-win seasons while scoring 12 and 11 goals, respectively. He was one of four players in school history to record back-to-back 10-goal seasons and started every match of his college career.
The Nashville, Tennessee native helped UNCW reach the NCAA Tournament in 2017 and 2018 while reaching the CAA finals in 2017. In his senior 2019 season, he led the Seahawks and ranked third in the CAA with 11 goals and 26 points. Goodrum became the first player in UNCW history to receive All-Region status three times including two First-Team honors.
Name: Philip Goodrum
Birthdate: June 20, 1997 (age: 22)
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee
College: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Transaction: Atlanta United selects Patrick Nielsen with No. 75 overall pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft. Goodrum signed with ATL UTD 2.
2020 Atlanta United roster (as of Jan. 13, 2020)
Goalkeepers (3): Brad Guzan, Alec Kann, Brendan Moore
Defenders (9): George Bello, George Campbell, Franco Escobar, Jon Gallagher*, Brooks Lennon, Fernando Meza, Miles Robinson, Anton Walkes, Patrick Nielsen**
Midfielders (8): Mo Adams, Ezequiel Barco, Andrew Carleton, Luiz Fernando, Julian Gressel, Emerson Hyndman, Jeff Larentowicz, Eric Remedi
Forwards (4): Lagos Kunga, Josef Martinez, Pity Martinez, Tito Villalba
* - on loan with Aberdeen
** - unsigned SuperDraft pick