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USF All-American Conor Chinn Drafted by New York Red Bulls of the MLS

Jan. 15, 2010

(Philadelphia) - After turning in one of the most prolific offensive careers in USF Soccer history, All-American forward Conor Chinn was selected by the New York Red Bulls in the third round of the 2010 Major League Soccer SuperDraft Thursday. Chinn is the third Don drafted by the MLS in the last three seasons, joining Rob Valentino (1st, 2008) and Brandon McDonald (4th, 2008).

"Obviously Conor Chinn being drafted by the New York Red Bulls is very well deserved for his accomplishments at USF," USF head coach Erik Visser said. "New York is an outstanding organization and a place where he can maximize his outstanding potential. It is very pleasing for the program that on a consistent basis we are able to develop players for the next level."

Chinn scored his final goal for the Green and Gold at Gonzaga (11/13/09), capping a prolific offensive career on the Hilltop. It was the 37th scoring strike of his career and vaulted the senior All-American into a share of seventh place on the Dons career goals list with two-time First Team All-American Staale Soebye (1991-94). It was also the 12th career game-winner for Chinn, who recorded a league-high six goals in WCC regular season matches this season.

The San Diego native shattered the single-season goals record in WCC matches with 14 as a junior in 2008 and departs as the career WCC goals leader as well. In league play, Chinn struck for 20 goals, passing former teammate and 2004 WCC Player of the Year Aaron Chandler (2003-06) for the top spot. Chandler recorded 17 during his standout career.

In 48 league matches, Chinn scored 20 goals - nine of them game-winners - to go along with eight assists for a league record 48 points. For his overall career, Chinn leaves with 37 goals, 12 game-winners, 12 assists and 86 points coming in 76 career contests.

While at USF, Chinn helped the Dons to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances (2006, 2008) and propelled the Green and Gold to their 34th conference title and 12th WCC Championship as a junior in 2008.

Courtesy of USF Sports Information