Former Men’s Soccer Standout McNamara Selected by Chivas USA in MLS SuperDraft
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Former Brown men's soccer standout Thomas McNamara '13 (West Nyack, N.Y.) was selected 20th (second round) by Chivas USA in the 2014 Major League Soccer SuperDraft Thursday afternoon in Philadelphia. McNamara is the second straight Bear to be drafted into the MLS after Dylan Remick '13 was selected in the second round of the 2013 draft by the Seattle Sounders.
McNamara, who played for Clemson this past season as a graduate student using a fifth year of eligibility, graduated from Brown in 2013 and was a four-year starting midfielder for the Bears. He played in just four games in 2011 before suffering a season-ending injury.
A two-time All-Ivy selection, McNamara helped lead the Bears to four NCAA Tournament appearances and a 2011 Ivy League title. McNamara, who tied for the team lead in scoring as a senior with 12 points on four goals and four assists, was named first team All-Ivy following the season. An NEISL All-Star, the midfielder was named to the NSCAA All-Northeast Region Team in both 2010 and 2012.
At Clemson in 2013, McNamara racked up seven goals and eight assists in 20 starts to lead the team in scoring as the Tigers reached the ACC tournament semifinals and qualified for the NCAA tournament. McNamara was named NSCAA All-American second team, NSCAA All-South first team, All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team, ACC All-Tournament team and Capital One Academic First Team for his efforts.
NcNamara is the third Brown player in the last four years to be drafted in the MLS SuperDraft, along with Jon Okafor (2011, Chivas) and Dylan Remick (2013, Seattle).