Hayden and Tudela picked in MLS Draft

For those of you who are interested in today’s MLS Draft, here’s IU’s release from this afternoon about two former Hoosiers getting drafted in the first two rounds:

Former men’s soccer players John Michael Hayden and Josh Tudela were both drafted in the Major League Soccer (MLS) Superdraft, held Friday, Jan. 12, in Indianapolis.

Hayden was selected in the first round by the reigning MLS Cup Champion Houston Dynamo. He was chosen as the 13th overall pick. Hayden is the eighth player in Indiana history to be drafted in the first round.

Tudela was selected in the second round as the 20th overall pick by the L.A. Galaxy.

Hayden, a first team All-Big Ten selection as a senior, scored 13 goals and had 10 assists in his Indiana career. One of the biggest goals of his career came in his sophomore season in the 2004 NCAA semifinals against Maryland. Hayden scored off a header with 48 seconds remaining to send Indiana to the championship game.

Tudela was named Big Ten Player of the Year in 2006. He scored 11 goals and tallied 17 assists in his career. A team captain as a senior, Tudela led the team in the midfield, and set up a number of goals several passes before the score.

Tudela and Hayden completed their careers with two NCAA championships (2003 and 2004), two Big Ten Championships (2003 and 2006) and an overall record of 64-14-15.