Jan. 17, 2012
Los Angeles, Calif. - UCLA's Andy Rose, Shawn Singh, Eder Arreola and Brian Rowe were all selected in the MLS Supplemental Draft on Tuesday morning. Rose, Singh and Arreola went in the first round of the draft while Rowe was selected early in the second round.
Rose, a midfielder from Bristol, England, was taken No. 6 overall in the first round by Real Salt Lake. He was a three-time All-Pac-12 selection at UCLA and was named to the first team his junior and senior years. This past season, Rose started all 24 games for the Bruins while acting as team captain and scored two goals and three assists.
Defender Shawn Singh was drafted No. 16 overall in the first round by Sporting Kansas City. Singh, a former walk-on from Bakersfield, Calif., was named second-team All-Pac-10 in 2010 and honorable mention All-Pac-12 in 2011. He recorded one goal and five assists during the 2011 season and played a big part in a UCLA defense that shutout 12 opponents on the year.
Arreola was taken by the Houston Dynamo No. 18 overall after scoring three goals and registering four assists for 10 points in 2011. Arreola was a two-time All-Pac-12 selection, making second-team in 2010 in first-team in 2011. He played in 23 of UCLA's 24 games this season, starting in 16 of them.
Goalkeeper Brian Rowe was drafted with the fifth pick in the second round (No. 24 overall) by Chivas USA. Rowe had an outstanding 2011 season for the Bruins, posting a single-season best 12 shutouts. He also finished the year with a 0.75 GAA and recorded a Pac-12 best 0.20 GAA in conference play, which helped him earn first-team All-Pac-12 honors. His 12 shutouts are the most by a Bruin goalie since Eric Reed had 12 back in 2005 and he finished the year with 69 saves. Finally, Rowe earned second-team All-America and first-team All-Far West acclaim from the NSCAA while also being named a second-team All-American by Soccer America.
They join UCLA alums Kelyn Rowe and Chandler Hoffman as draft picks in MLS, as both Rowe and Hoffman were selected in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft by the New England Revolution and the Philadelphia Union respectively. As of the end of 2011 season, 58 Bruins have played in MLS in the league's 16 years of existence, more than any other school in the nation by far.
For a complete round-by-round breakdown of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft, click here.