Brandon Zimmerman, a Pasco native, was drafted by the Philadelphia Union in the fourth round Tuesday during the Major League Soccer supplemental draft.
Zimmeran, who was taken with the 108th overall pick, did not attend high school in the Tri-Cities, rather joined the U.S. Soccer Federation's Residency Program in 2005. He is a 2008 graduate of Edison Academic Center in Bradenton, Fla.
He was drafted along with Santa Clara University teammate Mykell Bates (second round, Toronto FC) on Tuesday.
"We are very happy for both Brandon and Mykell," Santa Clara head coach Cameron Rast said in a press release. "They are two quality players and individuals who we hope will have long careers in the game.
"I'm pleased they were identified as players that can play at the next level."
Zimmerman was named to the All-West Coast Conference first eam this season. The midfielder scored three goals and had two assists in 18 games.
His older brother, Preston, plays overseas for SV Darmstadt 98 in Germany.