California men's soccer central backs Wyatt Meyer and Kevin Carmichael were selected by Nashville SC in Tuesday's MLS SuperDraft, with Meyer picked 11th in the first round and Carmichael taken 21st in the second round. Both players plan to play another year for Cal before starting their professional careers in Nashville. Meyer was also named to the Academic All-America First Team, and Carmichael hopes to continue their development before joining Nashville.

Why It Matters

These selections mark an important step in the players' careers and reflect Cal's consistent production of professional players. It also highlights the ongoing success and recognition of the Cal men's soccer program.

By the Numbers
  • Meyer selected 11th in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft
  • Carmichael chosen 21st in the second round
  • Both players earned All-Pac-12 First-Team honors
  • Meyer was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year
  • Cal produced a 7-6-5 record in the 2023 season
State of Play
  • Both players plan to return to Cal for the 2024 season
  • Meyer will retain his rights with Nashville for another year
  • The selections reflect the ongoing success and recognition of the Cal men's soccer program
What's Next

Meyer and Carmichael aim to continue their development at Cal before transitioning to Nashville, while the program looks to build on its strong performance in the upcoming season.

Bottom Line

The selection of Wyatt Meyer and Kevin Carmichael in the MLS SuperDraft marks a significant milestone in their careers and underscores the ongoing success of the Cal men's soccer program in producing top-tier professional talent. The players' decision to complete another season for Cal before joining Nashville reflects their commitment to development and academic pursuits.