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Vaughn Selected by LA Galaxy in MLS Draft

by Brian Kunderman

Chandler Vaughn was drafted by the LA Galaxy in the third round (60th overall selection) of Tuesday’s 2022 Major League Soccer SuperDraft. 

Vaughn appeared in 33 matches (31 starts) the last two seasons with the Billikens after transferring from Pitt. 

“Chandler is a modern day left back who is as equally good in defending as he is attacking,” SLU head coach Kevin Kalish said. “Chandler’s speed and quickness allow him to join attacks and dominate in 1v1 defending moments. He is a consistent, steady left back with tremendous passing ability and defensive grit that is rare in today’s game.” 

Vaughn helped the Billikens to a 16-1-4 record, an undefeated regular season, Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season and tournament titles, and an NCAA quarterfinal appearance in 2021. He was a big part of the Billikens’ defensive effort that led the A-10 in goals against average (0.81) and shutouts (nine). Vaughn scored the golden goal in the Billikens’ thrilling win at Saint Joseph’s. 

Last season, Vaughn started all 14 matches for the Billikens and posted a goal and two assists. 

A native of Woodbridge, Va., Vaughn had a successful youth career with DC United’s academy team and Forest Park High School. He also participated with the U.S. National Team U17 squad. 

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