Major League Soccer's expansion Cincinnati team selected UCLA midfielder Frankie Amaya with the No. 1 pick in the league's SuperDraft on Friday.
Amaya, who has played for the U.S. under-20 team, made 10 starts in 14 appearances as a freshman with the Bruins last season. The 18-year-old had two goals and two assists and was named to the Pac-12 all-conference first team.
Sporting Kansas City selected a pair of 22-year-old midfielders, picking Kamar Marriott of Florida Gulf Coast University in the first round (No. 21 overall) and Camden Riley of the University of the Pacific in the second round (No. 45 overall).
Marriott, a 6-foot-4 midfielder also capable of playing in central defense, contributed to 26 shutouts in 64 career appearances for the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles from 2014-18. He totaled three goals and six assists over four seasons, helping Florida Gulf Coast to two NCAA Tournament appearances, three regular season titles and two conference tournament championships in the Atlantic Sun Conference
Riley started 57 of 66 appearances for Pacific over four seasons, recording 19 goals and 10 assists from 2015-2018 as the program's all-time leading scorer. His college career was highlighted by NCAA Tournament appearances in each of his last three seasons, helping the Tigers go 38-13-6 during that time. As a senior in 2018, Riley notched a team-best nine goals and five assists and was named a United Soccer Coaches Second Team All-American, the West Coast Conference Player of the Year, and MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist.
Cincinnati had 12 picks in Friday's draft in Chicago as the team builds a roster for its first MLS season.
The San Jose Earthquakes used the second pick in the draft to select forward Siad Haji of VCU. He was named the Atlantic 10 Midfielder of the Year as a junior this season after scoring five goals with 10 assists.
Orlando City took Florida International senior forward Santiago Patino.
Rounding out the top five, Dallas selected UNC-Charlotte senior Callum Montgomery, and the Colorado Rapids, who traded up for the pick, took Brazilian forward Andre Shinyashiki, who was the NCAA's scoring leader last season with 28 goals for Denver.