CHIVAS USA HAS SECOND-OVERALL PICK IN 2013 MLS SUPERDRAFT PRESENTED BY ADIDAS
SuperDraft will take place this Thursday at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, January 16, 2013) – Chivas USA has the second-overall pick in Thursday’s 2013 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas in Indianapolis beginning at 9 a.m. PT at the Indiana Convention Center. The Rojiblancos’ No. 2 overall pick is the only selection the club has going into the draft.
Chivas USA has had success in previous SuperDrafts identifying top talents such as midfielder Sacha Kljestan (selected fifth-overall) and defender Jonathan Bornstein (37th), both in 2006. Last season’s Chivas USA selection, forward Casey Townsend, made 10 starts in 17 appearances for the Red-and-White, recording two assists and a game-winning goal early in the 2012 season. The University of Maryland product was taken with the No. 5 pick.
Major League Soccer will provide a feed of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft broadcast, including all of the selections. The draft will be broadcasted to a global audience through ESPN SportsCenter and a number of online streaming partners, including ESPN3, ESPNFC, MLSsoccer.com and YouTube. Chivas USA will carry updates of its selection on Twitter @cdchivasusa.
Chivas USA will kick off its ninth season when it hosts the Columbus Crew at The Home Depot Center for First Kick 2013 on Saturday, March 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m. PT. Ticket packs are available for as little as $10 per ticket and include extra bonuses. For more information please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com. Follow us on Twitter @cdchivasusa and Facebook.com/chivasusa.
About Chivas USA
Founded in 2004, Los Angeles-based Club Deportivo Chivas USA has achieved remarkable success in eight full seasons in Major League Soccer. From 2006-2009, the Mexican-owned club qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs in four consecutive seasons, to the delight of its passionate supporters. In addition, Chivas USA’s innovative grassroots programs demonstrate its deep commitment to the Southern California community, while the club’s youth teams and Soccer Academies offer unprecedented opportunities to the region’s best young talent. For more information on Chivas USA, please call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 or visit cdchivasusa.com.