Findley Taken by L.A. Galaxy
“I was excited when my name was called,” Findley said. “Before that, I was nervous sitting there. I didn’t know when I was going to get picked. It was just sitting there praying. It was a lot of relief when my name was called. I’ve been watching the Galaxy since I was a little kid. To go out there and to have the chance to play with David Beckham, who has played in the best leagues in the world, I can learn a lot from that. I knew the Galaxy were interested in me because I had talked to them at the combine and they said that they hoped they could get me. That’s why I was nervous in the first round because they kept trading their picks. I didn’t know what was going to happen.”
He is the third
Findley was the first player from the Pacific-10 Conference chosen in 2007 and one of three taken by the Galaxy. Other Pac-10 players drafted were Ty Harden of
Findley earned three consecutive NSCAA All-Far West Region honors. He was named to the 2006 second team, the 2005 first team and the 2004 third team. He also earned All-Pac-10 first team honors in 2006 to become a four-time All-Pac-10 selection. He made the first team as a sophomore, junior and senior (becoming the first OSU player ever to make the first team three times) and made the second team as a 2003 freshman. He was also the 2003 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.
He led the 2006 squad with six goals, five assists and 17 points. On OSU’s all-time lists, he ended his four-year career tied for first in game-winning goals (10), third in goals (28), third in points (71) and tied for fourth in assists (15).
Findley holds dual citizenship with Trinidad & Tobago and has been part of their Under-23 National Team camp.
He comes from an athletic family: his cousins include Mike Bibby of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, Shaun McDonald of the NFL’s