LA Galaxy Finish SuperDraft Selecting Drew Skundrich and Nate Schultz

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 10: Griffin Dorsey #14 of Indiana University and Drew Skundrich #12 of Stanford University battle for the ball during the Division I Men's Soccer Championship held at Talen Energy Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Stanford defeated Indiana 1-0 in the second overtime. (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA (January 21, 2018) – The LA Galaxy finish out the 2018 MLS SuperDraft with two selections. Stanford University midfielder Drew Skundrich was taken in the second round (40th overall) and University of Akron defender Nate Schultz also in the second round (48th overall).

LA Galaxy Finish SuperDraft Selecting Drew Skundrich and Nate Schultz

Skundrich played four years at Standard alongside fellow LA Galaxy draft pick Tomas Hilliard-Arce. He was a part of an NCAA College Cup three-peet from 2015-2017. He was named First Team All-Pac-12 his senior season (2017). Skundrich finished his college career making 82 appearances, recording nine goals and 13 assists.

Schultz played four years at Akron. With the Zips, he made 60 starts throughout his career. As a senior, he was named to the USC Second Team All-Great Lakes Region and Second Team All-Mid American Conference.

Second round picks and later in the SuperDraft are usually projects and do not often contribute to their MLS team as a rookie. Look for these two players to try and challenge to make the roster in 2018. They could be a part of LA Galaxy II in the 2018 USL season.

This is especially true for Skundrich. The Galaxy have plenty of depth in the midfield now and it will be difficult for the 22-year-old to fit in there, regardless of what role Head Coach Sigi Schmid sees him in. Schultz could also have a tough time, but he’ll be around several good players can help him adjust to the professional game.

I think both players should expect to spend the year with Los Dos should they make the team.

Name: Drew Skundrich
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 165 lbs.
Born: September 17, 1995
Age: 22
Last Club: Stanford
Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Nationality: United States

Name: Nate Schultz
Position: Defender
Height: 6-0
Weight: 160 lbs.
Born: January 16, 1996
Age: 22
Last Club: University of Akron
Birthplace: Mayfield, Ohio
Nationality: United States

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