Greg Klazura

Greg Klazura Selected In MLS Supplemental Draft

Jan. 17, 2012

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame defender Greg Klazura (Rockford, Ill.) heard his named called in Tuesday’s 2012 Major League Soccer (MLS) Supplemental Draft. The Vancouver Whitecaps selected Klazura with the second pick in the second round (21st overall selection).

Klazura, an Irish team captain, started every match at left back this past season and ranked third among all Notre Dame players with a career-high three assists. He played in 44 career games, including 39 starts, and totaled six points on one goal and four assists.

Last month, Klazura was named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) all-region scholar for the second straight season. Klazura also has earned multiple selections to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team during his Irish career.

During this past season, Klazura was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 26 along with being selected to the Soccer America national team of the week after helping the Irish defense blank No. 3 Louisville in a 1-0 victory. He also was a 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award finalist.

Tuesday’s draft consisted of four rounds and 76 total picks.

Notre Dame’s Aaron Maund and Brendan King were selected in Thursday’s 2012 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).

Notre Dame has had 19 MLS SuperDraft selections and two supplemental picks during the 11-year tenure of head coach Bobby Clark.

Notre Dame All-Time MLS Draft Selections

2012 Supplemental Draft

Greg Klazura (D)
Vancouver Whitecaps – Second Round – 21st overall selection

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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