MLS Super Draft/FC Cincinnati
No. 1 selection: Frankie Amaya, midfielder, UCLA
FC Cincinnati was engaged in trade talks with the Los Angeles FC right up to the time the pick was due. In fact, FC Cincinnati called a 'timeout' at the end of their allotted time to extend the conversations. No trade was announced and the selection of Amaya was announced.
It was very cool watching all the FC Cincinnati fans that showed up in Chicago for the draft. They broke out into chants.
Following his selection, the 18-year old Amaya stepped to the podium and was clearly nervous. But an FC Cincinnati fan in the crowd shouted "Welcome to Cincinnati!" Amay's face lights up!
Later, Amaya said, "look at these crazy fans....I love them already."
More on the UCLA freshman HERE