With the 59th pick we select Shawn McLaws from Coastal Carolina. Welcome to the club! #RBNY #SuperDraft— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) January 20, 2015
Sean McLaws is a defender/midfielder out of Coastal Carolina, who finished 2014 with an overall record (W-L-D) of 16-6-1. His team made the NCAA tournament by lost a 2-1 contest to Clemson in the second round. Coastal Carolina's website doesn't have any of his 2014 accolades, but McLaws was named to the 2013 First Team All-Big South, 2013 Big South Tournament Team, 2013 Big South Defensive Player of the Year, and 2013 NSCAA Second Team All-South Atlantic Region. Top Drawer Soccer has him ranked as the best player in the Big South and the 58th best college player nationally.
With the 79th pick we select Manolo Sanchez from Clemson. Welcome to the club! #RBNY #SuperDraft— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) January 20, 2015
Manolo Sanchez is a midfielder from Clemson, who advanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament, but were defeated by North Carolina 2-1. Clemson had an overall record of 12-7-3 in the ACC. He is not ranked in the top 20 of the ACC or the 100 in the country by Top Drawer Soccer. He only started 5 games in 22 appearances in 2014 but did contribute with 3 goals and 6 assists in the 1486 minutes played.