Eight Players Taken in Supplemental Draft
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Eight Pac-12 men's soccer players were chosen in the 2012 Major League Soccer (MLS) Supplemental Draft on Tuesday. UCLA had four players selected in the draft, while SAN DIEGO STATE and WASHINGTON each had two players.
Three Bruins were taken in the first round. Midfielder Andy Rose, a two-time All-Pac-12 first team member, went to Real Salt Lake with the sixth pick. Sporting Kansas City selected defender Shawn Singh with the 16th pick, while the Houston Dynamo chose midfielder Eder Arreola with the 18th pick. Singh played a big part in a UCLA defense that shut out 12 opponents in 2011. Arreola was a first-team All-Pac-12 honoree this past season.
UCLA goalkeeper Brian Rowe will stay in Los Angeles as Chivas USA drafted him with the fifth pick in the second round (24th overall). Rowe finished the year with a 0.75 goals against average and 12 shutouts. Also selected in the second round were San Diego State defender Daniel Steres and Washington defender Jamie Finch. Chivas USA drafted Steres with the ninth pick (28th overall). Finch was the 10th pick (29th overall) by the Columbus Crew. Both Steres and Finch were named to the All-Pac-12 first team and NSCAA All-Far West Region teams in 2011.
The Seattle Sounders picked up Washington forward Abdul Aman with the 15th pick of the third round (53rd overall). Aman played just one season for the Huskies, scoring two goals.
San Diego State defender Justin Davies was taken as the 19th pick of the fourth round (76th overall) by the Los Angeles Galaxy. Davies appeared in 19 games last year, starting 16, and tallied one goal.
With three players selected in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft on January 12, the Pac-12 had 11 total players taken in this year's MLS Draft. In addition, Washington forward Brent Richards signed with the Portland Timbers as a Homegrown Player.