Allen Selected by Los Angeles in 2008 MLS Super Draft

Jan. 18, 2008

BALTIMORE, Md. - Washington forward Ely Allen was selected in the second round (21st overall) of the 2008 Major League Soccer Super Draft by the Los Angeles Galaxy on Friday.

Allen, a native of Kent, Wash., was the 2007 Co-Pac-10 Player of the Year and a second-team All-American by College Soccer News. He will join former Husky teammate Ty Harden, who was drafted by the Galaxy in the second round of the 2007 draft.

Allen led the Huskies with 12 goals and 26 points; scoring nine of those goals after fellow forward Kevin Forrest was lost for the season due to an injury. Allen is Washington's third-highest MLS draft pick, trailing only West Hart and Billy Sleeth who were first round selections.

Kansas City selected UCLA defender Chance Myers with the first overall selection. The draft is still underway. For a complete list of picks, please visit the Major League Soccer official website.

Washington Huskies in MLS Draft

YearNamePos.TeamRoundOverall
1996Dusty Hudock* GKColorado 19
1997None
1998Joe Franchino DLos Angeles 330
Bill May GKTampa Bay 331
1999Brandon Prideaux* DKansas City 12
2000Wes Hart FColorado 17
Ian Russell MFSan Jose 552
2001Craig Waibel DSan Jose 331
2002Billy Sleeth DChicago 110
Bryn Ritchie DColorado 331
2003None
2004None
2005C.J. Klaas MFSan Jose 332
2006Mike Chabala MFHouston 444
2007Ty Harden DLos Angeles 223
2008Ely Allen DLos Angeles 221


*Supplemental Draft Selection

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