Jan. 12, 2007
USF senior forward Aaron Chandler, a former West Coast Conference MVP was selected today (January 11th) by the Columbus Crew in the fourth round of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft.
Chandler helped lead USF to three straight NCAA appearances and two WCC Championships during his career.
Last season he scored six goals (including three game-winners) and added 4 assists. On his career he scored 17 goals in league play, a conference record. Overall, he scored 28 goals and added 16 assists.
Chandler was a master of the important goal and he proved that with an impressive 14 game winning goals in his USF career.
"It shows a great deal of respect for both Aaron and our program that he was selected in the MLS draft," said Dons' head coach Erik Visser. "Columbus' coach is Sigi Schmid and he is not only a great coach, but a great judge of talent. We wish Aaron all the best."
The native of Riverside, Calif. was WCC Most Valuable Player in 2004 when he scored 12 goals, including seven game winners, six in league play.