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Three Menace alums chosen in MLS Supplemental Draft

Left to right: 2012 MLS Supplement Draft selections Lance Rozeboom, Matt Kuhn and Logan McDaniel
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 – Add three more names to the growing list of Des Moines Menace alumni drafted by Major League Soccer teams.
 
Lance Rozeboom, Matt Kuhn and Logan McDaniel were chosen in the 2012 Major League Soccer Supplementary Draft, conducted via conference call this afternoon. Following Andrew Duran’s first-round selection in the MLS SuperDraft on Thursday (Jan. 12), their selections bring to 26 the number of former Menace players who have gone in the MLS Draft.
 
 
D.C. United called on Rozeboom (the 26th pick of the Supplemental Draft, in the second round) and Kuhn (64th,in the fourth round). The Portland Timbers chose McDaniel with the 65th pick, right after Kuhn’s selection. The Supplemental Draft lasted four rounds, with 76 draft slots – doubling the SuperDraft’s totals.
 
Rozeboom, a native of Walker, Iowa (near Cedar Rapids), played for the Menace in 2007-2009. Kuhn and McDaniel played for Des Moines in 2010.
 
A midfielder for New Mexico, Rozeboom was a second-team all-American in 2011. He appeared in 25 matches for the Menace, including 12 in each of his first two seasons with the Premier Development League team. He participated in the MLS Player Combine in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Jan. 6-10, along with Duran and 2011 Menace goalkeeper Jhojan Obando (Providence).
 
Kuhn, who became Drake’s all-time assist leader last fall while leading the Bulldogs in scoring, is a member of the 2011 academic all-America first team. The midfielder from Raytown, Mo., played three regular-season matches with the Menace before a season-ending injury in the first round of the 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
 
McDaniel, a midfielder from Loyola Marymount (Calif.), was a member of the PDL’s all-Central Conference team in 2010, when he led the Menace in goals (tied with five) and minutes (1,344). His teammates voted the Palmdale, Calif., native “most likely to make it to the MLS.”
 
This group of four – including Duran, a Creighton defender taken 15th overall by the Seattle Sounders – represents the Menace’s largest draft class since 2006, when five alumni were nabbed in the Supplemental Draft. At least one Menace player has been drafted by an MLS team in 10 of the last 11 years. Starting in 1998 (the organization’s fifth season), at least one member of each Menace team has been an MLS draft pick.
 
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ABOUT THE MENACE: The Des Moines Menace provides the highest level of soccer in Iowa. The Menace men’s side competes in the 73-team United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League (PDL). The Menace’s women’s team prepares for its inaugural season, as part of the six-team Women’s League Soccer. The Menace teams play their home matches in a fun, family-friendly environment at Valley Stadium in West Des Moines. The organization promotes a healthy lifestyle through its popular youth programs, including the Menace Academy (select soccer for ages 9-19), camps, clinics, Junior Menace and tournaments.
 
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