Joey Dillon MLS Draft Profile

Joey Dillon MLS Draft Profile

Joey Dillon, Senior, Midfield/Defense, Georgetown



Dillon played in all 20 games for the Hoyas during the 2010 season, starting 17 of them and gaining a spot on the Big East All-Rookie squad. He registered five points (1G, 3A) as a freshman with his first collegiate goal coming in a win over Adelphi. Dillon proceeded to make it into the starting line-up for all 19 of Georgetown’s games in 2011, helping contribute to the team’s seven shutouts that season.

His 2012 campaign was no different. Keeping his playing streak alive, Dillon managed to start all 26 games for the Hoyas, recording an assist in the process. He was part of a team that made it to the College Cup final for the first time in school history, eventually losing to Indiana by a score of 1-0.

Final Projection:

Dillon has seen playing time in the midfield as well as the back line. However, his most recent action has come in a holding midfielder role. Dillon possesses good vision and surveys the field with regularity, making him aware of potential outlets even before he receives the ball. Though he rarely looks to score or set up teammates in the final third, Dillon assists in building up play through the midfield and acts as another layer of support for the back line. Because he has the ability to make a quality cross with his right foot, professional teams might consider using Dillon at right back in addition to his typical defensive midfielder role.


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