Chivas USA selected Paul Islas from Fresno Pacific University in the MLS Supplemental Draft on Tuesday morning as the only forward selected in the draft.
“I was watching the live feed and the draft tracker on the website and it was having trouble loading up,” said Islas to FPUathletics.com. “I started getting all these texts saying congratulations and I had no idea what they were talking about until someone finally said I got drafted by Chivas USA.”
In 2012, Islas played in 19 games (18 starts), scoring 22 goals and adding 12 assists, a collegiate personal best. In his four years at Fresno Pacific, the Fresno native disputed a total of 69 games (64 starts), scored a total of 55 goals, and sums 33 assists.
In the match below, Islas scored two goals for Fresno, helping the team earn a spot in the NCCAA West Finals:
First up in the MLS Supplemental Draft, Chivas USA selected Jose Diaz as the second overall pick of Tuesday’s draft. The University of California at Riverside defender played a total of 62 games (58 starts) in his collegiate career with the Highlanders. In 2012, he scored three goals, a personal best for Diaz.
Check out a few highlights from Diaz at UCR:
-From Corona, Calif.
-Major: Mechanical Engineering
-Lists favorite Kobe Bryant, Manny Ramirez, and Mikah Richards as his favorite athletes
-Enjoys eating Mexican food
-Hobbies include playing video games
-Most memorable sporting achievement was connecting on a game-winning goal at the last minute
Chivas USA selected defender Joe Franco from California State University, Northridge in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft on Tuesday morning.
Check out a few match highlights from Franco in his time with CSUN:
Here are few facts about Franco:
-Played in all 21 games (all starts) in the 21 matches of 2012
-Was named Big West Defender of the Year
-Franco is from Monrovia, Calif.
-Favorite European team is Manchester United
-Lists “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” as his favorite television show
-Follow him on Twitter: @Jo3Franco
After last week’s MLS SuperDraft on Thursday, Chivas USA now turns to the Supplemental Draft scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 21st starting at 11 a.m. PT. The Red-and-White currently have the second, 19th, 21st, 40th and 59th overall selection in the Draft.
Chivas USA’s most notable Supplemental Draft pick was back in 2005, when goalkeeper Dan Kennedy was selected by the Red-and-White in the fourth round. Just last year, the Red-and-White ‘keeper had over 109 saves in 32 games and has had two consecutive seasons of over 100 saves.
Who will Chivas USA select this year? Click here to follow the Supplemental Draft Tracker LIVE and make sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest updates: @cdchivasusa