2015 MLS SuperDraft: Six Pac-12 players taken in first two rounds
Start spreading the news: The Pac-12's 2014 men's soccer Player of the Year is headed for The Big Apple.
Oregon State forward Khiry Shelton, who led the league in points last season with 31, was taken No. 2 overall in the MLS SuperDraft by New York City FC. Shelton was one of six Pac-12 players taken in the first two rounds of the draft, which were held Thursday in Philadelphia.
Shelton is the first draft pick in the history of the expansion New York franchise and heads to MLS just months after taking the Beavers to their first NCAA tournament in more than a decade and the program's first ever postseason victory.
In total, six players – two Washington Huskies, two California Golden Bears, a UCLA Bruin and an Oregon State Beaver – went in the first two rounds. They included:
- Shelton, Oregon State (No. 2, NYCFC)
- Connor Hallisey, California (No. 10, Sporting Kansas City)
- Cristian Roldan, Washington (No. 16, Seattle Sounders FC)
- Leo Stolz, UCLA (No. 18, New York Red Bulls)
- Andy Thoma, Washington (No. 24, Portland Timbers)
- Stefano Bonomo, California (No. 39, New York Red Bulls)
Two more rounds of the MLS SuperDraft will be held on Jan. 20.