Joshua Yaro MLS Draft Profile

Joshua Yaro MLS Draft Profile

Joshua Yaro, Sophomore, D, Georgetown



Yaro, who is originally from Ghana, debuted for the Hoyas in 2013, tallying one goal on the season. However, he made his lone goal count, as it proved to be a game-winner on the road against American. A broken arm sidelined him for part of the season, but he still managed to start 17 games, 12 of which were shutouts by the Hoyas. Yaro also helped anchor a backline that led the nation in shutout percentage (0.67). He was named to the Big East All-Rookie Team and the All-American First Team in recognition of his stellar play.

Yaro is a sound center back with excellent pace. He clears balls with authority and is capable of winning battles in the air.


Final Projection:

Yaro has Generation Adidas potential, but he lacks the experience that some other players possess and still has plenty of room for improvement. He’s been known to make questionable decisions at times and his passing game needs work. That being said, Yaro’s raw speed and talent could make him a late first-round pick if he leaves school early.


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