Press Release

MNUFC Select Forward Tani Oluwaseyi in the 2022 MLS Superdraft

Minnesota United selected forward Tani Oluwaseyi from St. John’s University with the 17th pick of the 2022 MLS SuperDraft.

“He’s been a player we’ve targeted and known about for a while, he’s very gifted athletically and he’s got a ton of upside,” said MNUFC Head Coach Adrian Heath. “He’s got good movement in the box, he’s quick, he’s good in the air. He always looks to get in behind and move the defenders, he’s got all the type of stuff we look for in strikers, so we think he’s really going to fit well with the rest of our group up front.”

The Nigerian-born, Canadian national played 49 games in his four years at St. John’s University, notching a total of 20 goals, with a single season-high of 11 in 2019. Despite being sidelined by a knee injury in 2021, Oluwaseyi battled back to make two appearances in the 2021 regular season finale and the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament. His junior year, Oluwaseyi was named to the First Team All-Big East and Big East Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, was on the preseason watch list for the MAC Hermann Trophy, and led the team with five goals and three assists. In his best season, as a sophomore, the forward was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Year, made First Team All-Big East and his 11 goals hold the record for the highest in a season by a St. John’s players since 2003. 

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Tani Oluwaseyi (TAN-ee OH-loo-wah-SHAYee) 
Position: Forward
Date of birth: 05.15.2000 (21 years old)
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 170 lbs
Birthplace: Abuja, Nigeria