AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaMLS officials think so highly of the 6-foot, 180-pounder that they signed him to a contract last week along with Maryland forward Jason Garey, winner of the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy as the top Division I college player in the country; Indiana midfielder Brian Plotkin; and Santa Clara midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy. Now it’s just a matter of waiting to find out which club selects him in the draft, which will be held in Philadelphia at 9 a.m. Also working in Movsisyan’s favor is that he will take up a youth international spot on an MLS roster and not count against a club’s salary cap. Movsisyan, who was born in Baku, Azerbaijan and came to the U.S. about five years ago, said it doesn’t matter where he winds up later this week. But he did admit he would love to play in Southern California. “Of course, I want to stay here in L.A., Galaxy or Chivas,” he said. “I’m a fan of soccer. It doesn’t matter for me … either team would be good. Any team that takes me, I’m ready to go and give it my all.” His coach at PCC and in high school, Cherif Zein, said Movsisyan is one of the best prospects he’s seen in his 30 years in the sport. “Mentally, he’s very focused despite his age,” Zein said. One of a number of players looking to advance his draft prospects at the combine was Princeton defender/midfielder Darren Spicer, a former standout at Diamond Bar High School. The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder led Princeton in scoring in three consecutive years (2003-2005) and was a first-team All-Ivy League selection the last two seasons. The 22-year-old majored in international politics and jokingly was asked if he wants to become a world ruler some day. “I want to be a professional soccer player first,” he answered with a grin. Spicer, who was invited to participate in the combine about a month ago, worked out with Chivas USA almost two weeks ago and said he thought the sessions went well. He hoped his performances over the weekend strengthened his chances to be selected. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2272 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I like him, I like him a lot,” Galaxy coach Steve Sampson said. The team owns five picks, including the 12th, and final, choice in the first round on Friday. “We’d obviously like to have him stick around (in the draft). Athletically, I think he can compete at this level, and he’s far from reaching the peak of his athleticism. “We know he’s a top prospect, and deservedly so.” CARSON – Almost 75 players took part in last week’s Major League Soccer Player Combine at Home Depot Center. Prospects ranged from UCLA defender Marvell Wynne, rumored to be the No. 1 pick overall by Chivas USA in Friday’s MLS SuperDraft, to 16-year-old forward Josmer Altidore, a member of the United States’ U-17 team that advanced to the quarterfinals of last year’s FIFA U-17 World Championship in Peru. There also was Pasadena City College’s Yura Movsisyan, who may not be as well-known as some of his peers nationally but has drawn enthusiastic responses from various coaches who praise his ability despite his age (18) and lack of experience (Arcadia High School and one year at PCC). Galaxy and Chivas USA coaches have thought enough about him to bring him in for recent workouts. He also has been contacted by officials with the Columbus Crew, Chicago Fire and New England Revolution and figures to be a high pick.