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
|1998||Joe Franchino||D||Los Angeles||3||30|
|Bill May||GK||Tampa Bay||3||31|
|1999||Brandon Prideaux*||D||Kansas City||1||2|
|Ian Russell||MF||San Jose||5||52|
|2001||Craig Waibel||D||San Jose||3||31|
|2005||C.J. Klaas||MF||San Jose||3||32|
|2007||Ty Harden||D||Los Angeles||2||23|
|2008||Ely Allen||D||Los Angeles||2||21|
*Supplemental Draft Selection
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