Marvell Wynne Picked No. 1 In 2006 MLS SuperDraft

Jan. 20, 2006

Sophomore defender Marvell Wynne became the third UCLA player drafted No. 1 overall in the MLS SuperDraft. The New York/New Jersey MetroStars traded up for the chance to draft Wynne, swapping the No. 5 overall pick and defender Jason Hernandez with local team Chivas USA. Junior midfielder/defender Patrick Ianni was also selected in the first round, No. 8 overall by Houston. Senior midfielder Jonathan Bornstein was chosen as the No. 1 pick in the fourth round by Chivas USA.

Wynne was a consensus first-team All-American in 2005 and a semifinalist for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy. He turned heads at the World Youth Championships last summer and spurned professional offers to return to UCLA for another year. In 2005, Wynne led the Bruin defense to a No. 1 national ranking in shutout percentage (0.70) and to a team goals against average of 0.67, which ranked 12th in the nation. He scored one goal and had three assists on the year. Wynne joins Steve Shak (2000, MetroStars) and Tahj Jakins (1997, Colorado) as No. 1 picks from UCLA, the most of any college in the nation.

Ianni earned second-team NSCAA/adidas All-America honors this past season and was also a M.A.C. Hermann Trophy semifinalist. Like Wynne, Ianni also spurned professional offers after a strong showing at the 2005 World Youth Championships and returned to UCLA to help the Bruins win a fourth-straight Pac-10 title. He scored two goals with two assists and helped the Bruins shut out 14 of 20 opponents on the year. In 2004, Ianni was selected the Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year. Ianni joins an organization that his older brother Tayt played for from 1996-97 (Houston relocated from San Jose last month).

Bornstein was a second-team All-Pac-10 selection in 2005 and ranked second on the team in scoring with five goals and 12 points. Bornstein was named to the Top Drawer Soccer and College Soccer News Teams of the Week after contributing to all three UCLA goals (two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist) in a 3-0 win over UNLV. He was also selected to the Penn State Nike Classic All-Tournament team after scoring the game-winner against Penn State and another goal against Ohio State. Bornstein transferred to UCLA from Cal Poly Pomona, where he was the team's leading scorer as a sophomore (26 points) and freshman (27 points).

UCLA has produced more MLS players than any other university. Last year, a league-high 20 former Bruins were on opening day rosters, and a total of 42 players have been on MLS teams since the league's formation in 1996.

The draft was a good one for California players - seven of the first 10 players drafted are either from California or played for California colleges, including five from Southern California hometowns or colleges.

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EVENT INFORMATION
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Tuesday, Aug 18
vs. Mexican U-17 ...
Los Angeles, CA
T, 1 - 1
Saturday, Aug 22
vs. San Francisco
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Saturday, Aug 29
vs. New Mexico
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Friday, Sep 04 - 4:00 PM PST
at Maryland
College Park, MD
Monday, Sep 07 - 10:00 AM PST
at Georgetown
Washington, DC
Sunday, Sep 13 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. UC Riverside
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Sep 21 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 25 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. VCU
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 1:30 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Sunday, Oct 04 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Monday, Oct 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. San Diego State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 16 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Oct 19 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 8:00 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 3:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 10:00 AM PST
at Akron
Akron, OH
Friday, Nov 06 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 08 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Nov 14 - 7:00 PM PST
at San Diego State
San Diego, CA
Thursday, Nov 19 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Sunday, Nov 29 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
TBA
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