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Tulsa's Chavez Picked Up in Supplemental Draft by Chicago Fire

Justin Chavez was selected by the Chicago Fire in the fourth round of the 2012 Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft today.
Justin Chavez was selected by the Chicago Fire in the fourth round of the 2012 Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft today.
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Jan. 17, 2012

Tulsa, Oklahoma - Tulsa's Justin Chavez was selected by the Chicago Fire in the fourth round of the 2012 Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft today.

"I'm just delighted to have the opportunity to show my talent," Chavez said. "I actually head out on Friday to start training. I've never been to Chicago, but I am looking forward to this new and exciting experience."

Chavez, who was a four-year letterwinner, started in 75 of 77 career games, and posted five goals and four assists for 14 points from his defender position. He was a two-time Hermann Trophy Watch List honoree, and was a two-time All-Conference USA first team selection and two-time NSCAA All-Region team member. Chavez was also tabbed as the 2009 C-USA Defensive Player of the Year.

"I think Justin is very deserving of this opportunity to play in the MLS," Tulsa Head Coach Tom McIntosh said. "I am very pleased for him, but it also shows that we continue to develop players at Tulsa that can go on and play professionally."

Tulsa's All-Time MLS Draftees
Year	Name	                Round	Overall Pick	Team
2005	Ryan Pore	        2	16	        Kansas City
2006	Kyle Brown	        3	35	        New England
2006*	Lawson Vaughn	        3	25	        Chivas
2006*	Daniel Wasson	        4	38	        Colorado
2008	Dominic Cervi	        1	12	        Chicago
2009	Tyrel Lacey	        4	55	        New England
2009	Chris Clements	        4	60	        Columbus
2011	Chris Taylor	        2	22	        Portland
2011*	Hunter Christiansen	1	6	        New England
2011^	Ashley McInnes	        NA	NA	        Chicago
2012*	Justin Chavez	        4	66	        Chicago

* indicates Supplemental Draft ^ indicates Allocation Spot