Attinella and Mohammed Picked In MLS Supplemental Draft
TAMPA - Former University of South Florida men's soccer standouts Jeff Attinella and Javed Mohammed were selected this afternoon in the Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft. The duo joins former teammate Bernardo Anor who was chosen last week in the league's SuperDraft in Baltimore. Anor was chosen by the Columbus Crew in the third round, 51st pick overall.
Attinella, a goalkeeper who recently took part in the MLS Combine in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was selected in the first round of the supplemental draft with the 14th pick overall by Real Salt Lake.
A native of Safety Harbor, Fla., Attinella played every minute over the past two years, and recorded a 9-6-4 record this season with a school record 10 shutouts. He had a 0.78 goals against average and a .810 save percentage in 19 games. Along with his school record for shutouts in a season, Attinella tied a school mark for consecutive shutouts with six, and set a new school record with career clean sheets with 28. Attinella was named third team All-BIG EAST.
As a defender, Mohammed was taken in round three, with the 54th and final pick of the supplemental draft by the Colorado Rapids.
Mohammed recorded three points on three assists this season while also being considered one of the team's top defenders. For his efforts during the 2010 season, Mohammed earned a second team All-BIG EAST selection.