Khiry Shelton Drafted By NYCFC

By Kevin McCrudden, January 15, 2015

With the second overall pick of the MLS SuperDraft New York City FC selected Oregon State’s Khiry Shelton, the reigning Pac-12 Player of the Year. A 6-foot-3, 175-pound prospect originally from Texas who has played for the Portland Timbers Under-23 team, Shelton rose up the draft boards during his senior year with 10 goals and 12 assists in Corvalis.



2014: NSCAA All-America Second Team; Pac-12 Player of the Year; All-Far West Region First Team; helped lead the Beavers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2003

2012: All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention

2011: Started the first six games of the season before a foot injury sidelined him for the rest of the year

High School

Vista Ridge H.S. (Cedar Park, Texas)

Four-year letterman

Selected Offensive Most Valuable Player and first team all-district in 2010

Club/National Team

Member of the US U-18 men’s national team for the Lisbon International Tournament in 2011; selected to the U-18 squad for its trip to Israel in 2010

Played for the Lonestar Academy and the Lonestar U17/U-18 team that won the 2010 Disney Showcase

Selected to Colorado Olympic Development Program in 2006