Local Soccer Player Drafted Into MLS

September 30, 2013 Updated Jan 17, 2012 at 5:11 PM EDT

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Local Soccer Player Drafted Into MLS

September 30, 2013 Updated Jan 17, 2012 at 5:11 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (FC Buffalo Release) The answer to the trivia question "Which FC Buffalo player was the first to be drafted into Major League Soccer?" has arrived, and it's midfielder Krystian Witkowski.

The Rochester resident and Marist product was selected by the Philadelphia Union with the 13th pick of the second round of Major League Soccer's 2012 supplemental draft.

Witkowski scored twice and added two assists for head coach Dan Krzyzanowicz during the 2011 FC Buffalo season.
Witkowski played for the Polish under-18 national team during a stand-out high school career in Rochester. Niagara University forward Carl Haworth was drafted by Montreal later in the draft.

FC Buffalo plays in the National Premier Soccer League.