MLS: Singh adds to local flavor

March, 19, 2012
3/19/12
10:53
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Sporting Kansas City on Monday signed supplemental draft pick Shawn Singh, boosting UCLA's presence in Major League Soccer and adding to the 53 local players already on rosters.

Singh, a left back from Bakersfield, is the fourth Bruin rookie in MLS this season, joining Philadelphia's Chandler Hoffman, Seattle's Andy Rose and New England's Kelyn Rowe.

Other local rookies: Cal State Northridge midfielder Rafael Garcia with the Galaxy, UC Riverside forward Cesar Diaz Pizarro with San Jose, UC Santa Barbara midfielders Luis Silva with Toronto FC and Sam Garza with San Jose.

Two new local signings -- Galaxy midfielder Jose Villarreal and Chivas USA midfielder Marvin Iraheta -- started the season sidelined by injury.

Here is a list of local players in MLS (with hometown/local high school in parentheses, with local college following):
GALAXY
F Chad Barrett, UCLA
M Landon Donovan (Redlands/Redlands East Valley)
D Sean Franklin (Palmdale/Highland), Cal State Northridge
M Rafael Garcia (Canoga Park/Canoga Park), Cal State Northridge
M Hector Jimenez (Bell Gardens/Bell Gardens)
D Bryan Jordan (Temple City/Temple City)
F Jack McBean (Newport Beach/Corona del Mar)
M Kyle Nakazawa (Rancho Palos Verdes/Peninsula), UCLA
G Brian Perk (Rancho Santa Margarita/Tesoro), UCLA
G Josh Saunders (Lake Forest/El Toro), Cal State Fullerton
M Michael Stephens, UCLA
M Jose Villarreal (Inglewood/Leuzinger HS)

CHIVAS USA
M Marvin Iraheta (Pasadena/Pasadena)
G Dan Kennedy (Yorba Linda/El Dorado), UC Santa Barbara
M Peter Vagenas (Pasadena/St. Francis), UCLA
D Jorge Villafaņa (Anaheim/Anaheim)

CHICAGO FIRE
F Orr Barouch (Woodland Hills/El Camino Real)
M Daniel Paladini (Van Nuys/St. Francis), Cal State Northridge

COLORADO RAPIDS
D Marvell Wynne, UCLA

COLUMBUS CREW
D Chad Marshall (Riverside/Rubidoux)

D.C. UNITED
M Chris Pontius (Yorba Linda/Servite), UC Santa Barbara

FC DALLAS
G Kevin Hartman (Palos Verdes Estates/Palos Verdes and Peninsula), Cal State Dominguez Hills and UCLA
G Chris Seitz (San Luis Obispo/Thousand Oaks)

MONTREAL IMPACT
D Tyson Wahl (Newport Beach/Newport Harbor)

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
M Benny Feilhaber (Irvine/Northwood), UCLA
G Matt Reis (Mission Viejo/Santa Margarita Catholic), UCLA
M Kelyn Rowe, UCLA

PHILADELPHIA UNION
D Danny Califf (Orange/Orange)
M Michael Farfan (Wildomar), Cal State Fullerton
M Gabriel Farfan (Wildomar), Cal State Fullerton
F Chandler Hoffman, UCLA
M Amobi Okugo, UCLA

PORTLAND TIMBERS
M Sal Zizzo, UCLA

REAL SALT LAKE
D Tony Beltran (Claremont/Claremont), UCLA
M Luis Gil (Garden Grove/Santiago)
G Kyle Reynish (Valencia/Hart), UC Santa Barbara
G Nick Rimando (Montclair/Montclair), UCLA

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
M Rafael Baca (Lawndale/Animo Leadership), Loyola Marymount
F Cesar Diaz Pizarro (Chino Hills/Ayala), UC Riverside
M Sam Garza, UC Santa Barbara
F Steven Lenhart (Yorba Linda/Esperanza), Azusa Pacific

SEATTLE SOUNDERS
F David Estrada, UCLA
M Brad Evans, UC Irvine
D Patrick Ianni, UCLA
F Sammy Ochoa (Riverside/Riverside Poly)
M Andy Rose, UCLA
D Michael Tetteh (Santa Barbara/Dunn School), UC Santa Barbara

SPORTING KANSAS CITY
M Kei Kamara (Lawndale/Leuzinger HS), Cal State Dominguez Hills
D Chance Myers (Thousand Oaks/Thousand Oaks), UCLA
D Shawn Singh, UCLA

TORONTO FC
M Eric Avila, UC Santa Barbara
M Luis Silva (Los Angeles/Salesian), UC Santa Barbara

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS
D Michael Boxall, UC Santa Barbara
M John Thorrington (Palos Verdes Estates/Chadwick School)

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