Notre Dame Athletics | January 18, 2019
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - University of Notre Dame men's soccer midfielder Tommy McCabe has joined the ranks of Irish standouts to be drafted into MLS. McCabe was selected as the 29th overall pick (second round) by FC Cincinnati on Friday at the 2019 MLS SuperDraft in Chicago, Illinois.
The selection of McCabe extended the total number of Notre Dame MLS picks to 36 in program history (first selection came in 1997), including 23 players that have been chosen during the draft's opening two rounds (10 in the first round). McCabe is the first Irish player to be selected by FC Cincinnati, as the club prepares to enter its inaugural MLS season in 2019.
The midfielder was a field general from his defensive midfielder position for Notre Dame over his three seasons with the Irish. McCabe started 20 matches and earned caps in all 21 matches in the 2018 campaign. McCabe was a major contributor in the defensive efforts for the Irish, helping the team to nine clean sheets and 17 matches of allowing just one or no goals. McCabe also recorded two assists in 2018, including the final ball to Jack Lynn in the final seconds of the first overtime against Virginia in the NCAA Round of 16.
McCabe finishes his Irish career with 61 appearances over the course of three seasons at Notre Dame. The holding midfielder recorded four assists and helped the Irish reach the NCAA Championships in all three seasons.
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