The latest guest on New England Soccer Journal’s “The Goal” podcast is University of Rhode Island senior forward Patrick Agyemang (East Hartford, Conn.).
The 6-foot-4 Agyemang was drafted by Charlotte FC with the 12th overall selection of the 2023 MLS SuperDraft on Dec. 21, making him the highest draft pick in URI program history.
One of the most dominant scorers in the Atlantic 10, Agyemang recorded 50 points (19 goals, 12 assists) for the Rams in just 37 matches. He was a 2022 First Team All-Conference selection, after leading URI in total points on seven goals and two assists. He started his career at Division 3 Eastern Connecticut State, after not receiving a single Division 1 or 2 offer coming out of high school.
Agyemang joined host Matt Langone to discuss the thrill of being a first-round draft pick and his journey to get there.