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Former Cibola High School soccer standout Sergio Rivas was selected in the MLS SuperDraft on Friday.  Rivas was taken 26th overall by the San Jose Earthquakes. He was the second pick of the second round.

“I want to thank San Jose for taking a chance on an international like myself,” Rivas said at the SuperDraft following his selection.  Rivas was born in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Rivas spent the past four years playing soccer at Seattle University. He started all but one game during his collegiate career.  The midfielder had 19 goals during his four years with the Redhawks.  In 2018, as a senior, he led SU with 19 points and was fourth in the nation with 11 assists.  He finished his career with 27 assists, second-most in WAC history.

Rivas graduated from Cibola High School in 2015.  He was an all-state selection with the Cougars.  The four-year varsity letter winner led Cibola to back-to-back Metro Championships and State Tournament appearances in 2013 and 2014.  He was named the 2014 Gatorade New Mexico Soccer Player of the Year.  Rivas scored 30 goals in two years and assisted on 34 goals during that same span.

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