UCLA and CONCACAF Rising Star Selected
Costa Rican striker Josue Martinez might be a rising star but don't let his age fool you. the kid is already long in the teeth with experience. "He has been a regular for the most storied club in Costa Rica. Josue has already played at the level we need him to play at in order to produce for us on the field. There shouldn't be too much of an adjustment period for him." That's exactly what Alamo City is counting on with this pick. If his game translates right out of the gate, the Battle might have stolen the draft with this pick.
That is unless Alamo's 4th round pick doesn't steal the show. Kelyn Rowe had a standout college career at UCLA and was one of two players that everyone argued over about being the best prospect coming out. Rowe has exploded in the pre-season and has shown very little issue with the adjustment. "The biggest thing that drew us to make the pick wasn't his talent. That was evident. It was his ability to immediately gel with his teammates and gain chemistry from day one. That's the hardest part. He's already showing that to be a non-issue."