D.C. United Sign 2024 MLS SuperDraft Selection and Georgetown University Forward Jacob Murrell

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 12, 2024) - D.C. United have signed Georgetown University standout Jacob Murrell. Murrell was the 7th overall selection for the Black-and-Red in the 2024 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas on Dec. 19, 2023. The Black-and-Red have signed Murrell to a three-year contract through 2026 with an option in 2027.

“Jacob [Murrell] is an exciting young talent who is coming off an impressive season with Georgetown University,” Ally Mackay, D.C. United General Manager and Chief Soccer Officer, said. “He’s a creative player who has an eye for goal and he has all the tools to be successful at the next level. We are excited to welcome Jacob to the first team and look forward to his continued development and growth as a professional.”

The Maryland native was the 2022 Gatorade National Player of the Year in high school before committing to play for Georgetown University. During his freshman year, Murrell appeared in all 21 matches (16 starts) and led the Hoyas in scoring with seven goals, ranking him sixth in the Big East in scoring. In 2023, Murrell scored 11 goals and recorded four assists in 19 appearances, starting all but one match. Murrell scored a total of 18 goals and recorded eight assists in 40 appearances (34 starts) for Georgetown University across two seasons.

Jacob Murrell

Position: Forward

Birthplace: Forest Hill, MD

Country: United States

Birthdate: 03/28/2004

Age: 19

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 180

Status: Domestic

Transaction: D.C. United have signed Georgetown University standout Jacob Murrell.