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Pereira goes No. 1 overall to Austin FC

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When Daniel Pereira sat down with his family to watch the MLS SuperDraft, he didn't expect to hear his name called first by expansion Austin FC.

Between doing virtual interviews with the teams at the top of the draft, the Virginia Tech star took time to look over all the other names being linked with the top selection.

"I wasn't really expecting to be number one, because of all the mock drafts and stuff," Pereira said Thursday. "It's an honor like I said. I'm happy, real happy. My family is crying. Just a moment I'll never forget."

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