The New York Red Bulls signed first-round pick Patrick Seagrist on Thursday.
The Red Bulls traded up to select the defender 10th overall in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft.
"Patrick is an exciting, talented, fearless defender that has come into camp and demonstrated the potential we saw when we moved up to draft him," said Red Bulls head coach Chris Armas. "He's earned the respect of the locker room and we look forward to his continued development as a professional."
Seagrist played four seasons at Marquette, starting 63 of his 65 matches and registering six goals and 16 assists from 2016-19. He earned All-Big East first-team honors in his last two seasons.
"It has been a dream of mine ever since I was a little kid," Seagrist said. "To have the belief and support from friends and family all these years has been huge. I can't express how happy I am to be joining a club that believes in me and to be a part of a team that is all about family and togetherness."
The Red Bulls open the 2020 MLS regular season at home Sunday against FC Cincinnati.
--Field Level Media