HOUSTON - In the 2020 MLS SuperDraft the Houston Dynamo used the eighth overall pick to select Garrett McLaughlin out of Southern Methodist University. The 22-year-old forward from Oklahoma scored 15 goals in 17 appearances for SMU in 2019.
McLaughlin saw action in 76 games with 68 starts during his four-year career at Southern Methodist University. The forward scored 37 goals and tallied 13 assists with the Mustangs and earned an American Athletic Conference First Team honor in 2019. The Oklahoma native finished his senior season as the team’s leading goal-scorer with 16 goals, finishing second in the AAC and seventh in the NCAA.