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Former Henry Clay star Manga, Ryle grad Froschauer chosen in MLS SuperDraft

Henry Clay’s John Manga (holding the trophy) and Walker Ueland celebrated defeating Daviess County 2-0 in the finals of the boys’ state championship match in Georgetown on Nov. 7, 2010.
Henry Clay’s John Manga (holding the trophy) and Walker Ueland celebrated defeating Daviess County 2-0 in the finals of the boys’ state championship match in Georgetown on Nov. 7, 2010. Lexington Herald-Leader

A pair of Kentuckians were chosen Tuesday in Major League Soccer’s SuperDraft. Both were taken by the Colorado Rapids.

Chris Froschauer, a goalkeeper who starred at Ryle before playing in college at Dayton and Ohio State, was drafted in the third round.

Former Henry Clay star forward John Manga, who played in college for Cincinnati, was chosen in the fourth round.

The first two rounds of the draft were held this past Thursday. The University of Kentucky’s Callum Irving was eligible to be drafted, but he was not taken.

Froschauer was the Big Ten’s goalkeeper of the year and a first-team all-conference selection for the Buckeyes. He played his first three seasons at Dayton.

Manga, Kentucky’s Mr. Soccer in 2011, was named to the American Athletic Conference’s second team after being limited to 12 matches by injuries. He was a first-team selection as a junior in 2014.

Manga, a Congo native, won a state title with Henry Clay in 2010.

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