Former Spartan Standout Chosen In MLS Supplemental Draft
Jan. 27, 2006
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Ryan McMahen became the second Spartan ever drafted to a Major League Soccer squad, when he was drafted by the Kansas City Monarchs, Jan. 26. For the upcoming season, McMahen will join fellow MSU alumni John Minagawa-Webster as a member of the Monarchs.
McMahen helped the Spartans to NCAA Tournament births in 2001 and 2004, and Michigan State's only Big Ten Title in 2004. His career totals of 26 goals, 28 assists (second) and 80 points (sixth) put him near the top of the MSU record books. In addition, he was selected first team All-Big Ten three times (2003, 2004 and 2005) and was named an All-American his senior year in the Green and White. He is the only Spartan to garner the honor in 49 years of Spartan men's soccer.
McMahen was the first of four Big Ten players selected in the Supplemental Draft. He will contribute to Kansas City next season, which missed the playoffs by only two points last year.
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