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MLS SuperDraft: UCLA pair, Bakersfield standout taken in Top 25

January 17, 2013|By Kevin Baxter
  • Two UCLA soccer players, Fernando Monge and Ryan Hollingshead, were selected in the Top 20 picks of the MLS SuperDraft on Thursday.
Two UCLA soccer players, Fernando Monge and Ryan Hollingshead, were selected… (Joe Robbins / Getty Images )

Two UCLA players were among the Top 20 picks in Major League Soccer’s two-round SuperDraft on Thursday: Bruin midfielder Fernando Monge is going to the Montreal Impact with the second-to-last pick of the first round, while midfielder Ryan Hollingshead went to FC Dallas with the first pick of the second round.

Cal State Bakersfield defender Kory Kindle was the 25th player taken overall, going to the Colorado Rapids.

Monge, an all-conference selection from Seattle, was second on the team in minutes played this season, starting all 19 of UCLA’s games, scoring five times and adding an assist.

Hollingshead, the Pac-12 Player of the Year as well as a conference all-academic honoree, also started 19 times, scoring a team-high seven times and registering eight assists for the Bruins, who went 13-3-3.

Kindle, from Ventura, also won all-conference and all-academic honors at Bakersfield, where he scored six goals in 16 games.

Louisville defender Andrew Farrell was the No. 1 overall pick, going to the New England Revolution, which traded up for the right to select him.

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