1996 MLS Inaugural Player Draft

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The MLS Inaugural Player Draft, held before Major League Soccer's initial 1996 season, distributed players who had already graduated from college to the league's ten inaugural teams. The draft occurred on February 6 and 7, 1996. This took place after each team was allocated four marquee players.

Round 1[edit]

Pick

Player

MLS Team

Previous Team

College

1 Brian McBride (F) Columbus Crew VfL Wolfsburg St. Louis University
2 Jean Harbor (F) Colorado Rapids Seattle SeaDogs Alabama A&M
3 Ted Eck (M) Dallas Burn Wichita Wings Western Illinois University
4 Robin Fraser (D) Los Angeles Galaxy Colorado Foxes Florida International University
5 Iain Fraser (D) New England Revolution Sacramento Knights Hartwick College
6 Mark Chung (M) Kansas City Wiz San Diego Sockers University of South Florida
7 Mark Dougherty (GK) Tampa Bay Mutiny Hawaii Tsunami Fresno State
8 Paul Bravo (M) San Jose Clash Monterey Bay Jaguars Santa Clara University
9 Matt Knowles (D) New York/New Jersey MetroStars Milwaukee Wave
10 Raúl Díaz Arce (F) D.C. United F.C. Firpo

Round 2[edit]

Pick

Player

MLS Team

Previous Team

College

11 Mark Watson (D) Columbus Crew Vancouver 86ers University of British Columbia
12 Denis Hamlett (D) Colorado Rapids Anaheim Splash George Mason University
13 Tom Soehn (D) Dallas Burn Las Vegas Dustdevils Western Illinois University
14 David Kramer (GK) Los Angeles Galaxy Monterey Bay Jaguars Fresno State
15 Peter Woodring (D) New England Revolution Hawaii Tsunami UC Berkeley
16 Peter Isaacs (F) Kansas City Wiz Fort Lauderdale Strikers Howard University
17 Peter Hattrup (M) Tampa Bay Mutiny Seattle Sounders Seattle Pacific University
18 Altimont Butler (M) San Jose Clash North Jersey Imperials University of New Hampshire
19 Troy Dayak (D) New York/New Jersey MetroStars San Jose Grizzlies University of San Francisco
20 Shawn Medved (M) D.C. United Seattle Sounders Evergreen State

Round 3[edit]

Pick

Player

MLS Team

Previous Team

College

21 Billy Thompson (F) Columbus Crew Hawaii Tsunami UCLA
22 Steve Trittschuh (D) Colorado Rapids Montreal Impact Southern
23 Lawrence Lozzano (D) Dallas Burn Tampico
24 Jorge Salcedo (M) Los Angeles Galaxy Monarcas Morelia UCLA
25 Bojan Vučković (F) New England Revolution Tampa Bay Terror Franklin Pierce College
26 Sean Bowers (D) Kansas City Wiz Anaheim Splash Quincy College
27 John Diffley (D) Tampa Bay Mutiny Long Island Rough Riders American University
28 Tim Martin (D) San Jose Clash Atlanta Ruckus Fresno State
29 Peter Vermes (F) New York/New Jersey MetroStars New York Fever Rutgers University
30 Erik Imler (D) D.C. United Raleigh Flyers University of Virginia

Round 4[edit]

Pick

Player

MLS Team

Previous Team

College

31 Mike Clark (D) Columbus Crew Richmond Kickers Indiana University
32 Brian Bates (D) Colorado Rapids Richmond Kickers University of Virginia
33 Brian Haynes (M) Dallas Burn Seattle Sounders Erskine College
34 John Garvey (F) Los Angeles Galaxy Baltimore Spirit University of Maryland
35 Marquis White (F) New England Revolution Club Destroyers University of San Francisco
36 Eric Eichmann (F) Kansas City Wiz St. Louis Ambush Clemson University
37 Ivan McKinley (M) Tampa Bay Mutiny Wits University FC Lynn University
38 Rhett Harty (D) San Jose Clash Monterey Bay Jaguars Stanford University
39 Jeff Zaun (D) New York/New Jersey MetroStars North Jersey Imperials Rutgers University
40 Richie Williams (M) D.C. United Richmond Kickers University of Virginia

Round 5[edit]

Pick

Player

MLS Team

Previous Team

College

41 Bo Oshoniyi (GK) Columbus Crew New York Centaurs Southern Connecticut State University
42 Troy Edwards (D) Colorado Rapids Myrtle Beach Boyz Florida International University
43 Jason Kreis (F) Dallas Burn Raleigh Flyers Duke University
44 Mark Semioli (D) Los Angeles Galaxy Monterey Bay Jaguars Stanford University
45 Ted Chronopoulos (D) New England Revolution Panionios San Diego State University
46 Jeff Causey (GK) Kansas City Wiz Richmond Kickers University of Virginia
47 Diego Viera (F) Tampa Bay Mutiny New York Fever
48 Paul Holocher (M) San Jose Clash Monterey Bay Jaguars Santa Clara University
49 A.J. Wood (F) New York/New Jersey MetroStars University of Virginia
50 Thor Lee (D) D.C. United Wichita Wings Cal State-Northridge

Round 6[edit]

Pick

Player

MLS Team

Previous Team

College

51 Brandon Ward (M) Columbus Crew Hampton Roads Mariners Indiana University
52 Scott Cannon (D) Colorado Rapids Cincinnati Silverbacks University of Evansville
53 Mark Dodd (GK) Dallas Burn Colorado Foxes Duke University
54 Joey Kirk (F) Los Angeles Galaxy St. Louis Ambush Cal State-Northridge
55 Yari Allnutt (F) New England Revolution Irapuato University of Portland
56 Tommy Reasoner (M) Kansas City Wiz San Diego Top Guns University of Tampa
57 Frank Yallop (D) Tampa Bay Mutiny Ipswich Town
58 Jeff Baicher (F) San Jose Clash Monterey Bay Jaguars Santa Clara University
59 Ted Gillen (M) New York/New Jersey MetroStars Richmond Kickers Penn State
60 Brian Kamler (M) D.C. United Richmond Kickers Creighton University

Round 7[edit]

Pick

Player

MLS Team

Previous Team

College

61 Janusz Michallik (M) Columbus Crew New York Centaurs
62 Matt Kmosko (D) Colorado Rapids Cincinnati Silverbacks Hartwick College
63 Rene Ortiz (M) Dallas Burn San Diego Sockers
64 Harut Karapetyan (F) Los Angeles Galaxy Los Angeles Salsa
65 Robert Ukrop (F) New England Revolution Richmond Kickers Davidson College
66 Scott Uderitz (F) Kansas City Wiz Las Vegas Dustdevils UNLV
67 Frankie Hejduk (D) Tampa Bay Mutiny UCLA
68 Jeff Betts (F) San Jose Clash Portland Pride University of Portland
69 Zach Thornton (GK) New York/New Jersey MetroStars Loyola-Maryland
70 Mile Milovac (GK) D.C. United

Round 8[edit]

Pick

Player

MLS Team

Previous Team

College

71 Todd Yeagley (M) Columbus Crew Richmond Kickers Indiana University
72 Scott Benedetti (F) Colorado Rapids Colorado Foxes University of Portland
73 Gerell Elliott (M) Dallas Burn Sacramento Knights Fresno State
74 Curt Onalfo (D) Los Angeles Galaxy Tampico University of Virginia
75 Darren Sawatzky (F) New England Revolution Cascade Surge University of Portland
76 Nyanforth Peters (F) Kansas City Wiz FC Locarno Park College
77 Tayt Ianni (D) Tampa Bay Mutiny Raj Pracha FC UCLA
78 Dave Salzwedel (GK) San Jose Clash L.A. Soccer Club Cal-Lutheran
79 Eddie Soto (F) New York/New Jersey MetroStars Los Angeles Salsa U-23 Cal State-Fullerton
80 Kris Kelderman (D) D.C. United St. Louis Ambush University of Virginia

Round 9[edit]

Pick

Player

MLS Team

Previous Team

College

81 Ramiro Corrales (D) Columbus Crew California Jaguars
82 Ian Butterworth (D) Colorado Rapids Norwich City
83 John Kerr (M) Dallas Burn Walsall Duke University
84 Manny Motajo (D) Los Angeles Galaxy Washington Warthogs Howard University
85 Tom Lips (D) New England Revolution New York Fever Fairleigh Dickinson University
86 Uche Okafor (D) Kansas City Wiz Maccabi Ironi Ashdod
87 Mike Duhaney (M) Tampa Bay Mutiny UNLV
88 Victor Mella (F) San Jose Clash Colo-Colo
89 Giovanni Savarese (F) New York/New Jersey MetroStars Long Island Rough Riders Long Island University
90 Clint Peay (D) D.C. United University of Virginia

Round 10[edit]

Pick

Player

MLS Team

Previous Team

College

91 Marcelo Carrera (F) Columbus Crew Canton Invaders
92 Felipe Rodriguez (M) Colorado Rapids Montclair Standard Falcons
93 Jimmy McGeough, Jr. (D) Dallas Burn Wichita Wings SUNY Farmingdale
94 Joey Leonetti (M) Los Angeles Galaxy Portland Pride University of Portland
95 Richard Weiszmann (D) New England Revolution North Bay Breakers UC Berkeley
96 Alan Prampin (F) Kansas City Wiz Raleigh Flyers Southern Methodist University
97 Flavio Ferri (F) Tampa Bay Mutiny San Antonio Pumas University of the Incarnate Word
98 Henry Gutierrez (M) San Jose Clash Monterey Bay Jaguars North Carolina State University
99 Pat O'Kelly (D) New York/New Jersey MetroStars North Jersey Imperials Seton Hall University
100 Ben Crawley (F) D.C. United Richmond Kickers University of Virginia

Round 11[edit]

Pick

Player

MLS Team

Previous Team

College

101 Shane Battelle (D) Columbus Crew St. Louis Knights St. Louis University
102 Lance Hill (F) Colorado Rapids New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers Creighton University
103 Jorge Flores (M) Dallas Burn
104 John O'Brien (M) Los Angeles Galaxy Anaheim Splash UCLA
105 John DeBrito (M) New England Revolution New York Fever Southern Connecticut State University
106 Phil Wellington (GK) Kansas City Wiz Cocoa Expos Georgetown University
107 Derek Backman (M) Tampa Bay Mutiny Tampa Bay Cyclones College of Boca Raton
108 Oscar Draguicevich (D) San Jose Clash Cleveland Crunch University of North Texas
109 Mickey Kydes (M) New York/New Jersey MetroStars New York Fever Long Island University
110 Said Fazlagic (D) D.C. United FC Sarajevo

Round 12[edit]

Pick

Player

MLS Team

Previous Team

College

111 Pete Marino (F) Columbus Crew Bayer Leverkusen Brevard Community College
112 Eric Puls (F) Colorado Rapids St. Louis Knights Syracuse University
113 Richard Farrer (F) Dallas Burn New Mexico Chiles University of New Mexico
114 Adan Villalvazo (F) Los Angeles Galaxy Cerritos Inter-America
115 Jim Adams (GK) New England Revolution Cleveland Crunch Monmouth College
116 Kevin Koetters (M) Kansas City Wiz Kansas City Attack Rockhurst College
117 Nelson Vargas (M) Tampa Bay Mutiny Florida Eagles
118 Gabe Garcia (F) San Jose Clash Myrtle Beach Boyz North Carolina-Charlotte
119 Khary Stockton (F) New York/New Jersey MetroStars Richmond Kickers College of William & Mary
120 Daniel de Oliveira (M) D.C. United Luis Ángel Firpo Long Island University

Round 13[edit]

Pick

Player

MLS Team

Previous Team

College

121 Paul Young (M) Columbus Crew Charleston Battery Syracuse University
122 Josh McKay (D) Colorado Rapids Hawaii Tsunami University of San Francisco
123 Jimmy Glenn (F) Dallas Burn Cincinnati Silverbacks Clemson University
124 Brad Wilson (M) Los Angeles Galaxy 1. FC Saarbrücken Cal State-Fullerton
125 Geoff Aunger (M) New England Revolution Vancouver 86ers
126 Billy Baumhoff (D) Kansas City Wiz St. Louis Ambush University of South Carolina
127 Zen Luzniak (M) Tampa Bay Mutiny Fort Lauderdale Strikers Wake Forest University
128 Rafael Amaya (D) San Jose Clash Colorado Foxes Long Island University
129 Andrew Restrepo (D) New York/New Jersey MetroStars Tampa Bay Cyclones University of South Florida
130 Matthew Olson (GK) D.C. United Everett BigFoot Wake Forest University

Round 14[edit]

Pick

Player

MLS Team

Previous Team

College

131 Laurence Piturro (D) Columbus Crew Long Island Rough Riders Southern Connecticut State University
132 Khalil Azmi (GK) Colorado Rapids New Hampshire Ramblers
133 Steve Keller (M) Dallas Burn Rockford Raptors Indiana University
134 David Beall (M) Los Angeles Galaxy San Diego Sockers University of San Diego
135 Antonio Superbia Jr (M) New England Revolution Jersey Dragons Brooklyn College
136 Terry Woodberry (D) Kansas City Wiz Dallas Sidekicks Southern Nazarene University
137 Scott Budnick (GK) Tampa Bay Mutiny Eintracht Braunschweig College of William & Mary
138 Tom Liner (GK) San Jose Clash Schwartz-Weiss Chico State University
139 Nidal Baba (M) New York/New Jersey MetroStars Clemson University
140 Sterling Wescott (F) D.C. United Wichita Wings Fresno State

Round 15[edit]

Pick

Player

MLS Team

Previous Team

College

141 Todd Haskins (M) Columbus Crew Washington Warthogs UNC Chapel Hill
142 Brian Hurley (M) Colorado Rapids Tampico-Madero
143 Ed Puskarich (D) Dallas Burn Milwaukee Wave Southern Methodist University
144 Garfield Shaw (F) Los Angeles Galaxy Washington Warthogs
145 Derk Droze (F) New England Revolution CD Arica George Washington University
146 Samuel Ekeme (D) Kansas City Wiz Hawaii Tsunami
147 Goran Hunjak (F) Tampa Bay Mutiny Kansas City Attack
148 Carlos Farias (F) San Jose Clash San Diego Flash
149 Jorge Acosta (F) New York/New Jersey MetroStars New York Fever Long Island University
150 Garth Lagerwey (GK) D.C. United Hampton Roads Mariners Duke University

Round 16[edit]

Pick

Player

MLS Team

Previous Team

College

151 Manny Catano (M) Columbus Crew Des Moines Menace Park College
152 Joel Shanker (M) Colorado Rapids St. Louis Ambush Indiana University
153 Gabe Gentile (M) Dallas Burn Dallas Texans University of North Texas
154 Carlos Jaguande (M) Los Angeles Galaxy Brooklyn Italians Ulster JC
155 Jorge Olamendi (M) New England Revolution Los Angeles Salsa
156 Ken Snow (F) Kansas City Wiz Detroit Neon Indiana University
157 Greg Lalas (M) Tampa Bay Mutiny Avenir Beggen Brown University
158 Kevin Grimes (M) San Jose Clash Raleigh Flyers Southern Methodist University
159 Walter Bustamante (M) New York/New Jersey MetroStars Jersey Dragons Long Island University
160 Carlos Garcia (M) D.C. United Myrtle Beach Boyz UNC Charlotte

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