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Rivas goes 26th overall to San Jose in MLS SuperDraft

Cibola High and Seattle University alumnus Sergio Rivas was taken with the second pick in the second round, 26th overall, by the San Jose Earthquakes on Friday in Major League Soccer’s SuperDraft.

Rivas, 21, a midfielder, had worked out at the MLS combine this past week in Orlando, Fla., and was projected to go anywhere from seventh to 18th in various mock drafts leading up to Friday.

Expansion MLS team Cincinnati team selected UCLA midfielder Frankie Amaya with the No. 1 pick.

Amaya, who has played for the U.S. under-20 team, made 10 starts in 14 appearances as a freshman with the Bruins last season. The 18-year-old had two goals and two assists and was named to the Pac-12 all-conference first team.

The first two rounds of the draft were held Friday, with the third and fourth rounds to be held via conference call Monday. There were 48 players selected on the first day, out of 35 schools. Twelve countries were represented among the picks.