PHILADELPHIA--An interview with former Penn goalie Daniel Cepero, regarding his recent rise to the MLS, aired Jan. 30 on KYW 1060 in Philadelphia. The complete interview with Cepero and KYW's Matt Leon can be heard online here.
Cepero was selected by the New York Red Bulls in the fourth round of the Major League Soccer (MLS)Supplemental Draft, Jan. 18. He is the second Quaker coached by Head Coach Rudy Fuller to be drafted to the MLS. Goalkeeper Matthew Haefner was taken by the Columbus Crew in the 2004 Superdraft.
At Penn, Cepero was a unanimous All-Ivy first team selection as well as team captain. He has left his name in several places in the Penn history books. His 23 career shutouts makes him, far and away, the all-time leader in the category. He also tied his own single-season record (third on Penn’s list) with eight shutouts this season.
This season, he helped the Quakers to a 9-4-2 record and the best Ivy League finish (5-1-1) since the 2002 season. He stonewalled opponents for 366:19 consecutive minutes from Sept. 8-20 and again for 299:33 fromOct. 18-Nov. 4 to end the season. Cepero’s 0.76 goals-against average topped the Ivy League as did eight shutouts.