A first round selection in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, Franco, a right back, will provide cover on the backline while gaining valuable experience in his first season as a professional.
COLLEGE: 2013: Started all 23 matches for UC Irvine, second among field players with 2,134 minutes played... Helped the anteaters post 10 shutouts en route to the Big West Championship and a Sweet 16 finish in the NCAA tournament... Recorded two assists... Big West Defender of the Year... 2012: Started all 16 matches that he played... recorded two assists... 2011: Played 22 matches his sophomore season... Earned six assists... 2010: Played in 15 matches, earning four starts.
HIGHSCHOOL/CLUB: Sierra League MVP at Chino Hills HS... Two-time team captain... Played club ball with CZ Elite FC... Member of 2009 USYS national championship team
PERSONAL: Majored in criminology, law and society.