Chivas USA announced Friday they have signed their top 2014 SuperDraft pick, Thomas McNamara. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, as per team and league policy.
McNamara, 22, is an attacking midfielder selected by the Goats in last month's draft out of Clemson University, where he played for one season after four years at Brown University. Taken as the top pick in the second round, McNamara was an ACC All-Tournament team honoree while at Clemson, and scored seven goals and eight assists in his final college season.
The rookie, competing for the mantle of best/worst hair on Chivas with Adolfo Bautista, has featured in all of the Goats' preseason matches so far, scoring in the team's 2-0 win over the Orange County Blues earlier this week.
It will, of course, be interesting to see how many minutes McNamara gets in his first season, as well as where he will be played. Of course, we've got the rest of the preseason and the season itself to see how it shakes out.
And the team's other SuperDraft selections, Kris Tyrpak and Michael Nwiloh, remain on trial in training camp for the time being.
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