Eric Iloski - SuperDraft

Whitecaps FC select UCLA defender/midfielder Eric Iloski in the second round

VANCOUVER, BC – Vancouver Whitecaps FC selected defender/midfielder Eric Iloski from UCLA in the second round (46th overall) of the 2021 MLS SuperDraft on Thursday.

Defender/Midfielder Eric Iloski

  • 49 starts and 52 appearances in three seasons at UCLA, recording three goals and eight assists
  • All-Pac 12 Honourable Mention in each of his three seasons at UCLA
  • Product of Real Salt Lake Academy

Iloski, who has lined up at fullback, winger, and midfielder positions in college, has made 49 starts and 52 appearances for the Bruins, recording three goals and eight assists. He was recognized with an All-Pac 12 Honourable Mention selection after each of his three seasons at UCLA.

Currently in his senior year, Iloski has the option to return to Westwood to play out the remainder of his NCAA eligibility. Should he return to school, Whitecaps FC will retain his MLS rights.

In his youth, Iloski developed with the Real Salt Lake Academy. He is the youngest of three brothers in professional soccer – eldest brother Brian is at Orange County SC, and Milan is at Real Salt Lake.  

Eric Iloski
Position: Defender/Midfielder
Height: 6-foot-0
Weight: 160 pounds
Date of Birth: 1998 in San Diego, CA
Hometown: Escondido, CA
Citizenship: United States, North Macedonia
Status: Domestic
University: UCLA (NCAA Pac-12 Conference ’17 to present)
High School: San Pasqual High School (Escondido, CA)
Youth: Real Salt Lake Academy
Twitter: @eric_iloski
Instagram: @ericiloski_14

Transaction: Whitecaps FC selected Eric Iloski 46th overall (second round) in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft on January 21, 2021.