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Torero Soccer Stand-Out Picked In MLS Draft

Jan. 12, 2007

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Former University of San Diego men's soccer player Ryan Guy was the ninth player selected in the second round of the 2007 Major League Soccer 2007 SuperDraft on Friday afternoon. Guy was chosen 22nd overall in the draft and will play for FC Dallas in the upcoming season.

Guy, a forward under head coach Seamus McFadden during his career at USD, finished the 2006 season having started in all 19 matches, tallied eight goals, six assists, for 22 points. He had 24 shots on goal and one game-winning goal against Long Island University.

When asked about his reaction to the selection, "Completely speechless," commented Guy. "It's been my dream since I was a little kid. I thought I had my expectations in line but when I found out, I though `wait, what does this mean?', and once everything sunk in I got excited."

"I've already done research on Dallas and they had the most home wins last season, they have a great new coach, they have an amazing facility, and a really nice field," commented Guy.

The next step for Guy will be to compete for a spot on the starting roster in preparation for the 2007 season which is scheduled to begin in April.

"The biggest thing is my teammates have all called to congratulate me and that is awesome," said Guy. "I've gotten the opportunity and I am ready to play. Dallas is going to be a great city. It's not San Diego, but it is a good place to start my career."