The LA Galaxy draft New Mexico center back Kyle Venter with 23rd overall pick

16 January 1:14 pm

The LA Galaxy draft New Mexico center back Kyle Venter with 23rd overall pick

By Adam Serrano

The LA Galaxy added to their centerback with the 23rd overall pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft by selecting New Mexico center back Kyle Venter. 

A four-year starter out of New Mexico, the 6-foot-3 Venter led the Lobos to the College Cup semifinals while also being a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy in 2013. Venter became the first player in New Mexico's program history who was named to three All-America teams.  The 22-year-old defender ended his time with the Lobos as the progam's all-time leader in minutes played.

Just where Venter fits into the squad remains to be seen, however, as the Galaxy currently boast five string center backs in Omar Gonzalez, Leonardo, Kofi Opare, and Tommy Meyer. 

A videos of Venter's time with New Mexico and the moment that he was drafted are below.