Chivas USA Selects Akron’s Blair Gavin with Top Pick in MLS SuperDraft

i-e58ae092f84d991113351d246acd4777-gavingarber0002.jpgGavin, meet (MLS Commish Don) Garber. (Photo by Jose Argueta/MLS).

The midfielder from Kentucky had five goals and three assists for the Zips last season.

He was the 10th overall pick in today’s draft.

More info on Gavin is here.

In addition, the Philadelphia Union took UCLA freshman midfielder Amobi Okugo with the sixth pick overall and former UCLA Coach Sigi Schmid plucked Bruin forward David Estrada for his Seattle Sounders with the 11th overall pick.

The No. 1 pick: 6-foot-2 Danny Mwanga, 18, who scored 14 goals and had two assists in 18 games for Oregon State last season and was named Pac-10 Player of the Year.

Tweeted Galaxy striker Alecko Eskandarian: “Congrats and welcome to the #1 Pick Club, Mr. Danny Mwanga. U will love playing for Peter Nowak.”

Updated: In addition, Chivas USA defender Ante Jazic was among 17 players selected for a Canadian National team camp that begins Monday and ends Feb. 1 in Florida. Canada plays Jamaica in a friendly Jan. 31.

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