Aaron Maund

Aaron Maund And Brendan King Selected In MLS SuperDraft

Jan. 12, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Notre Dame’s Aaron Maund and Brendan King were selected in Thursday’s 2012 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft. Maund, a central defender, was picked by Toronto FC in the first round (12th overall pick), while King, a midfielder, went to the Portland Timbers in the second round (27th overall).

Maund (Dorchester, Mass.), a Notre Dame team captain, was a first-team all-BIG EAST selection this season. He played every possible minute during the 2011 campaign and registered two assists in addition to helping the Irish post six shutouts. Maund was a starter in all 77 matches in which he played during his Fighting Irish career and was a three-time all-BIG EAST performer and earned all-region honors twice. Maund accumulated nine points on two goals and five assists during his stellar four-year career.


Brendan King



King (Naperville, Ill.) played in all 18 matches this season for the Fighting Irish and he tallied four points on one goal and two assists. For his career, King played in 81 games, including 39 starts, and notched 26 points on six goals and 14 assists. King will join his former Notre Dame teammate Bright Dike on the Portland roster.

The Fighting Irish have produced 14 MLS SuperDraft picks since 2007. That mark ranks second nationally. Maryland and North Carolina also have had 14 players selected since ’07, while Wake Forest leads the way with 16 picks. Notre Dame has had 19 MLS SuperDraft selections during the 11-year tenure of head coach Bobby Clark.

“This is fantastic for both Brendan (King) and Aaron (Maund),” says Clark. “It’s a great opportunity for both of them. They have worked very hard to get to this point. It’s also very good for our program. We are one of the schools that have consistently had players selected into the MLS. Even more important, those players have all graduated. That is the most gratifying thing for me.”

The Montreal Impact selected Duke’s Andrew Wenger with the first overall selection in Thursday’s draft, which consisted of two rounds and 38 total picks.

Notre Dame All-Time MLS Draft Selections

2012 SuperDraft

Aaron Maund (D)
Toronto FC – First Round – 12th overall selection

Brendan King (M)
Portland Timbers -Second Round – 27th overall selection

2011 Supplemental Draft

Philip Tuttle (G)
San Jose Earthquakes – Second Round – 33rd overall selection

2011 SuperDraft

Jeb Brovsky (F/M)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC – Second Round – 19th overall selection

Bilal Duckett (D)
Vancouver Whitecaps FC -Third Round – 37th overall selection

Steven Perry (F)
New England Revolution -Third Round – 39th overall selection

2010 SuperDraft

Bright Dike (F)
Columbus Crew – First Round – 12th overall selection

Michael Thomas (M)
San Jose Earthquakes – Second Round – 19th overall selection

Justin Morrow (D)
San Jose Earthquakes – Second Round – 28th overall selection

2009 SuperDraft

Matt Besler (D)
Kansas City Wizards – First Round – 8th overall selection

Jack Traynor (D)
New York Red Bulls – Second Round – 29th overall selection

2008 SuperDraft

Ryan Miller (D)
Columbus Crew – Third Round – 31st overall selection

Joseph Lapira (F)
Toronto FC – Third Round – 35th overall selection

2007 SuperDraft

Greg Dalby (M)
Colorado Rapids – Second Round – 17th overall selection

Nate Norman (M)
Chicago Fire – Second Round – 21st overall selection

2005 SuperDraft

Jack Stewart (D)
Chicago Fire – First Round – 10th overall selection

Kevin Goldthwaite (M/D)
San Jose Earthquake – Second Round – 17th overall selection

Chris Sawyer (G)
Kansas City Wizards – Second Round – 24th overall selection

2004 SuperDraft

Kevin Richards (D)
Colorado Rapids – Fourth Round – 35th overall selection

Justin Detter (M/F)
Kansas City Wizards – Fifth Round – 47th overall selection

1999 Supplemental Draft

Ryan Turner (F)
Kansas City – Second Round – 14th overall selection

1997 Supplemental Draft

Dan Stebbins (F)
Dallas – First Round – 4th overall selection

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