Galaxy choose five players in MLS draft
CARSON, Calif. -- The addition of David Beckham did not stop the Los Angeles Galaxy from adding five new players Friday.
The Galaxy chose Oregon State forward Robbie Findley, Indiana midfielder Josh Tudela, Washington defender Ty Harden, San Diego State goalkeeper Tally Hall and Loyola Marymount forward Bobby Burling in the MLS SuperDraft in Indianapolis.
Findley, Tudela and Harden were selected in the second round and Hall and Burling were taken in the fourth round.
The Galaxy traded their two first-round picks, the fifth and the 10th overall, for cash. The New England Revolution received the fifth pick and a conditional 2008 second-round pick. Toronto FC received the 10th selection.
Findley, the 16th overall selection, made the All-Pacific 10 Conference first team three times and finished his career as Oregon State's third-leading scorer with 28 goals and the school's assist leader with 71.
Tudela, the 20th overall selection, was the Big Ten Conference's player of the year in 2006 and played on Indiana's 2003 and 2004 NCAA champions. Harden, taken 23rd, was a third-team All American and played in all 61 of Washington's games during his three-year career.