Former Duke goalkeeper James Belshaw was selected with the 49th pick in the MLS Supplemental Draft. The All-American was taken in the third round by the Chicago Fire.
Belshaw was initially expected to be taken in the opening two rounds of the MLS Superdraft, but it appeared no MLS teams were willing to make his position a top priority. His selection follows a five-day MLS combine that took place in Florida, and he separated himself as one of the premier goalkeepers up for grabs.
A captain for the Blue Devils the past two season, Belshaw earned All-ACC honors in both seasons and was a 2012 NSCAA All-America selection.
In his senior season, Belshaw recorded a career-high eight shutouts in 2012 for the Blue Devils, keeping opponents to a career-low 0.69 goals per game.
Duke finished the 2012 season with an 8-8-2 record, going 3-4-1 in the ACC and failed to qualify for the NCAA tournament.
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