Three Pac-10 Players Selected in 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Three Pac-10 men's soccer players were chosen in the 2011 Major League Soccer (MLS) Supplemental Draft on Tuesday. STANFORD defender Ryan Thomas, SAN DIEGO STATE forward Raymundo Reza and WASHINGTON defender Taylor Mueller were all selected in the draft.
Thomas, a Claremont, Calif., product, will return to Southern California after the Los Angeles Galaxy drafted him with the 16th overall pick in the first round. Thomas started all 18 games for the Cardinal in 2010 and was a second team All-Pac-10 selection. He finished the season with one goal and three assists.
Reza was selected with the 20th pick (second round) by the expansion Portland Timbers. The Denver, Colo., native led the Aztecs in scoring for the third-straight season with 18 points on six goals and six assists. Reza was a first team All-Pac-10 honoree and second team NSCAA Far West Region selection.
Mueller will join Reza in Portland as the Timbers drafted him in the third round with the 38th pick. The Sammamish, Wash., native earned second team All-Pac-10 and NSCAA Far West Region honors. Mueller was one of the Husky's team captains as a senior and named the team's Defensive MVP.
With six players selected in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft on January 13, the Pac-10 had nine total players taken in this year's MLS Draft.