Red Bulls Select All-MAC Defender De Vera from Akron
PHILADELPHIA (January 19, 2018) – With the 31st overall pick of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas, the New York Red Bulls selected Akron product Niko De Vera on Friday at the Philadelphia Convention Center.
Niko De Vera
Defender • 5-5 • 180 • Camas, Wash.
De Vera, a three-year letterwinner at Akron and a Portland Timbers Academy product, had his best season during his senior campaign earning All-MAC honors as a second-team honoree. The Camas, Washington, native started all 23 matches his senior campaign and tallied four assists as a defender.