Former Yavapai Player Drafted By Red Bulls
Former Yavapai College Soccer Player, Irving Garcia, was selected in the fourth round by the New York Red Bulls of the 2010 Major League Soccer Super Draft in Philadelphia this afternoon. The San Luis (Ariz.) High School graduate played for the Roughriders in 2006 and was a key member of the 2007 NJCAA National Championship Team. Garcia was named to the NSCAA and NJCAA All-America Teams during Yavapai’s 2007 national title run. The midfielder moved on to play two seasons at UC-Irvine where he was named Big West Conference Player of the Year and First Team All-American by TopDrawerSoccer.com for the NCAA Division One program in 2009.
Former Yavapai players that played in Major League Soccer includes Cesar Delgado (Kansas City), Avery John (New England), and Michael Randolph (Los Angeles) along with current MLS players Alan Gordon (Los Angeles) and Roger Espinoza (Kansas City).