Men’s Soccer’s Rogers Taken in MLS Supplemental Draft

Men’s Soccer’s Rogers Taken in MLS Supplemental Draft

Brian Rogers was selected in the second round of the MLS supplemental draft Tuesday (Gil Talbot).

Senior forward Brian Rogers of the Harvard men’s soccer team was drafted in the second round of the Major League Soccer (MLS) supplemental draft Tuesday. Rogers was selected with the 29th overall pick of the draft by the Vancouver Whitecaps, who began their preseason training Jan. 21.

Rogers had a strong career with the Crimson, highlighted by a standout freshman campaign. In his first season in Cambridge, Rogers garnered Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors, helping the Crimson to an appearance in the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament. He was chosen to two national all-freshman teams and the All-Northeast Region third team. Rogers went onto lead the Crimson in scoring his next two seasons, before an injury-plagued senior year saw him play limited minutes.

Rogers is the seventh Harvard player selected in the MLS draft, and first since Andre Akpan ’09 and Kwaku Nyamekye were selected in the 2010 draft.

The Whitecaps have been in existence since 1974, but are playing in just their third season in the MLS.