WMU News

Former Bronco picked in MLS draft

Feb. 8, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Former Western Michigan University men's soccer standout Eric Pogue was selected by the New England Revolution in the fifth round of the 2001 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, conducted in Davie, Fla. (Feb. 5).

Pogue, who completed his Bronco career in 1999, was the 53rd player taken overall and the only goalkeeper selected by the Revolution. He has been playing competitively for the Mid-Michigan Bucks, a member of the Premier Development League.

"Eric had a great career as a student-athlete at WMU and possesses the talent to compete at the highest level of professional soccer in the country," head coach Chris Karwoski said. "It is a great accomplishment that he was selected, not only for himself, but for the program as well."

An All-Mid-American Conference selection his senior season, Pogue was also named to the league's all-tournament squad after defeating top-seeded Akron in the first round and leading the Broncos to a semifinal round appearance. He is the school record holder for games played in a season (21) and minutes in a single campaign (1938:34).

The Revolution finished with an overall record of 13-13-6 in 2000 and were defeated in a best-of-three series in the opening round by the eventual champion Chicago Fire. The club opens its 2001 campaign on April 7 against the New York/New Jersey Metrostars.

For more information, visit the Broncos on the Web <www.wmubroncos.com>.

Media contact: Scott Kuykendall; 616 387-4138; scott.kuykendall@wmich.edu

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