Scott Gordon Selected by FC Dallas in MLS Superdraft
Baltimore, Md. – Former Lynn University men’s soccer player Scott Gordon has been selected by FC Dallas in the 2011 Major League Soccer Superdraft. Gordon was the 53rd overall pick and 17th selection in the third round and was the only NCAA Division II student-athlete drafted.
“This has been a tough year, on the field with our team and off with the loss of a teammate, but I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity,” said Gordon. “It’s an unbelievable feeling to reap the rewards of the hard work and dedication I’ve put forth. This wouldn’t be possible without all the help I received from Lynn University and I am excited about what lies ahead.”
A two-year letterwinner at Lynn, Gordon anchored the back line for the Fighting Knights. Twice he was honored as an All-Sunshine State Conference selection while this season he also collected NSCAA All-South Region recognition.
“Scott has the potential to be a successful player in the MLS,” head coach John Rootes said. “He is not just an outstanding athlete but an outstanding person with great character.”
The Boca Raton, Fla., native played and started in 28 games, logging five goals, four assists and 14 points. With him as the last line of defense, the Blue & White posted 10 shutouts while holding opponents to less than five shots on goal per game.
Gordon becomes the fourth men’s soccer player from Lynn to be drafted by the MLS and second to be selected by Dallas. Most recently, Jean Alexandre was the 12th overall pick by Real Salt Lake and won a MLS Cup Championship in 2009.
Lynn University Athletics Hall of Famer Darren Warham was the 12th pick of the second round, and 24th overall, by Dallas in the 1999 draft while Dwight Barnett was the 10th pick of the third round for the Chicago Fire, and 38th overall, in 2008. In total, LU has seen six players play for Major League Soccer.
The Fighting Knights closed out the 2010 season 8-8 overall and 2-6 in the Sunshine State Conference.