Jan. 30, 2008
New York, NY - Portland's Michael Gavin and San Francisco's Daniel DeGeer were each selected by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft last week.
In addition to the eight players selected in the MLS SuperDraft on January 18, the 10 total conference players drafted by MLS clubs this season marks the most since 15 former league standouts were taken in the 1996 Inaugural, College, and Supplemental drafts combined.
The Galaxy selected Gavin with the fourth overall pick in the first round of the Supplemental Draft. A four-year starter for the Pilots, Gavin finished his career with four goals, four assists and two game-winners. He was named to the All-WCC Second Team this fall and was the WCC's Freshman of the Year in 2004. Last season, Gavin scored twice, handed out three assists and tallied one game-winner as Portland advanced to the NCAA postseason for the first time since 2004.
DeGeer was drafted in the fourth round of the Supplemental Draft with the 46th overall pick by the Galaxy, and became the third San Francisco player drafted this season. The senior was named First Team All-WCC in 2007 after scoring two goals, and collecting four assists for eight overall points. He was also tabbed for WCC Player of the Week honors on September 10 after scoring twice in a win over San Jose State.
A total of 51 players were selected in the four-round Supplemental Draft, which was held via teleconference from the League headquarters.
All players who met draft eligibility requirements that were not selected in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft, which was held on Friday, Jan. 18, and additional players nominated by teams were eligible for selection in the Supplemental Draft. The original order of the four-round MLS Supplemental Draft is determined from the reverse order of finish following the 2007 season.