Three Coquitlam soccer players currently playing at Simon Fraser University are qualified for the MLS SuperDraft of the best players in the American college system on Thursday.

The Coquitlam Polisi Brothers saw their future change on Thursday.

The football-playing siblings from Simon Fraser University, Matteo and Marcello, and defender Chris Guerreiro, who also comes from Coquitlam, are among the 176 players who qualify for the SuperDraft Thursday of Major League Soccer.

Matteo Polisi has scored 36 goals and 18 assists in his three seasons on Burnaby Mountain. In 2019 he was elected to the NCAA Div of the United Soccer Coaches. II All American second team.

Marcello Polisi was an All-American in his first season and the GNAC Player of the Year. In 2019 he was appointed to the second all-star team in the West region.

Guerreiro, a junior, has been a top defender in the 14 games he has played in two seasons with SFU.

All three players are eligible for an extra season at the school as the 2020 schedule has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Great Northwest Athletic Conference, of which SFU is a part, has announced that it will hold a spring season for fall sports such as men’s and women’s football, as well as volleyball and cross-country skiing. The schools, however, are given the autonomy to compile their own schedules that take the local public into account for health restrictions.

As the only Canadian team in the NCAA Div. At the second conference it is not known what the SFU’s schedule might look like as long as the Canada-US border remains closed.

Since joining the NCAA in 2010, two SFU players have been selected in the SuperDraft, which teams can use to select top graduates from the American college sports system.

In 2019, Senior Captain Mamadi Camara was selected in the second round by the San Jose Earthquakes (46th overall round), and in 2015 Jovan Blagojevic was selected in the third round by the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Camara currently plays with the Colorado Springs Switchbacks of the USL Secondary Championship.

After spending time in the Whitecaps development system, Blagojevic received his medical degree from the University of Sydney, Australia.

SFU coach Clint Schneider said having three players on his squad eligible for this year’s draft is testament to the strength of his program.

“Certainly there aren’t any NCAA Division II programs that could replicate the success we’ve had,” he said. “We are very proud of our program as a destination for Canadian and international athletes where they can compete for a championship and advance to the next level.”

The draft begins at 11 a.m. (PST) and lasts four rounds.