Jan. 17, 2012
LOS ANGELES - LMU seniors Logan McDaniel and Tyler Krumpe were selected in the 2012 Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft Tuesday. McDaniel was the eighth pick in the fourth round, going to the Portland Timbers. Krumpe was the 16th selection in the fourth round, going to the San Jose Earthquakes.
"It's exciting for our program that not just one but two of our guys were selected this year," said LMU head coach Paul Krumpe. "We're excited for them and this opportunity to move on to the next stage of their career."
McDaniel, a midfielder who hails from Palmdale, Calif., was a two-time All-West Coast Conference selection during his four years at LMU, earning second team honors in 2009 and honorable mention honors in 2011. This past fall, he tied for the team high of five assists, bringing his career numbers to 18 assists and six goals.
A native of Torrance, Calif., Krumpe, was also a two-time All-WCC selection, earning honorable mention honors in 2009 and second team honors in 2011. Krumpe was also a WCC All-Freshman Team selection in 2008. The defender contributed four assists during his final collegiate season, twice assisting on game-winning goals. For his career Krumpe totaled a pair of goals and 10 assists.
"It's pretty cool and very exciting for our family," Krumpe added in regards to his son being drafted.
Two other LMU alums are currently suited up in the MLS, including Rafael Baca who plays for the San Jose Earthquakes and Bobby Burling who was recently selected by the Montreal Impact in the MLS Expansion Draft after two-plus seasons with the Quakes.
This marks the first time that multiple LMU players have been drafted by the MLS in the same year.
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