Crew selects defender Drew Beckie in second round
What Scouts Say: “Athletic right back who can also be a centerback in MLS … Played multiple spots in 2011 and didn’t really fulfill any of them ... Centerback for 2.5 years but best as a right back because he's so athletic. Proved it in 2012 ... One of the best athletes you’ll see. Exceptional … He’s still learning when to go, when to stay. Toward end of 2012, he really started getting a groove … Exceptional in the air … At the next level he may be used as a centerback because it’s a little more simple … Played centerback for U23 Canadian Olympic team ... Technique is very good but has some trouble making decisions with ball at his feet … Grown up in his senior year ... Canadian citizen, but has a U.S. green card.”
2012: All-MPSF Second Team selection • started and played in 18 of the Pioneers 20 matches at right back • tallied seven points on two goals and three assists • fourth on the team in minutes with 1,634.
2011: Selected to All-MPSF First Team • started all 19 matches • tallied nine points on four goals and an assist • recorded his first career two-goal game at Cal State Fullerton (9/23) • named DU's Most Valuable Player • netted the equalizer in a 2-2 tie at No. 14 Notre Dame (9/9) • knocked home the game-winning goal at Cal Poly (9/25) • represented Team Canada in Olympic qualifying games in March 2012.
2010: Started all 20 games for the Pioneers • scored the game-winning goal against Oral Roberts on Sept. 17 and tallied one assist for three points on the season • earned All-MPSF honorable mention.
2009: Started in 11 of 19 games this season, recording one assist against Belmont (Sep 13) • named to Duke Nike Classic All-Tournament Team.
High School: Named Colorado first team all-state and All-Centennial League selection • named the Centennial League Player of the Year.
Club Soccer/USSDA: Spent entire youth career playing for Real Colorado coached by Lorne Donaldson, Kevin Fickes and Neil Payne.
ODP/National Team Experience: U-17 Canadian National Team, 6 Caps (participating teams: United States, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Japan) • played at 2007 Copa Chivas in Guadalajara, Mexico (participating teams: UAG Tecos, Atletico Paranaense FC, FC Catolica, Japanese National Team, Santos FC), and 2007 CONCACAF Qualifying in Kingston, Jamaica • U-20 Canadian National Team Pool member and attended the Canadian U20 camp in January 2009 • Was a member of the Colorado ODP 90's State team and USYSA Region IV Team from 2005-07.
Personal: Born September 30, 1990 in Regina, Saskatchewan • son of Sheila and the late Gary Beckie • has three sisters Alysha, Jenelle and Janine • enjoys biking, reading, and watching the UEFA Champions League • volunteered with the Special Olympics Soccer and the local Soup Kitchen and participated in the Brown Robe Gala - Feed and Fundraiser for the less fortunate • was on Honor Roll three years running and was chosen Most Valuable Person his freshman year of high school • chose Denver because of its great location and potential for success • also considered Santa Clara, Virginia, Boston College, UC-Santa Barbara, UNC - Charlotte and was offered a spot in the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency Program • would like to one day become a professional soccer player or pursue a career in criminology or anthropology.