2003 MLS SuperDraft

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2003 MLS SuperDraft
General Information
Date(s) January 17, 2003
Location Kansas City, Missouri
Network(s) (US) Fox Sports World
Picks
First selection Alecko Eskandarian, D.C. United
Overall selections 60
MLS SuperDraft
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The 2003 Major League Soccer SuperDraft was held January 17, 2003 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Player Selection[edit]

Any player whose name is marked with an * was contracted under the Project-40 program.

Round One[edit]

Pick # MLS team Player Position Affiliation
1 D.C. United *Alecko Eskandarian F University of Virginia
2 MetroStars *Ricardo Clark M Furman University
3 Chicago Fire[R1 trade 1] *Nate Jaqua F University of Portland
4 MetroStars[R1 trade 2] *Mike Magee F Nike Project-40
5 D.C. United[R1 trade 3] *David Stokes D University of North Carolina
6 San Jose Earthquakes Todd Dunivant D Stanford University
7 Columbus Crew Diego Walsh M Southern Methodist University
8 Los Angeles Galaxy[R1 trade 4] *Guillermo Gonzalez M Nike Project-40
9 New England Revolution Pat Noonan F Indiana University
10 Dallas Burn[R1 trade 5] Shavar Thomas D University of Connecticut

Round one trades[edit]

  1. ^ #3: Kansas City Wizards → Chicago Fire. 2003-01-07: Chicago Fire acquired this first-round pick from Kansas City Wizards in exchange for forward Josh Wolff.[ref 1]
  2. ^ #4: Chicago Fire → Dallas Burn → MetroStars. 2003-01-17: MetroStars acquired this first-round pick from Dallas Burn in exchange for midfielder Brad Davis.[ref 2] On 2002-05-18, Dallas had acquired this pick from Chicago Fire in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2003 SuperDraft and an undisclosed amount of salary cap relief.[ref 3]
  3. ^ #5: Dallas Burn → MetroStars → D.C. United. 2002-12-23: D.C. United acquired this first-round pick, defender Mike Petke, and an allocation from MetroStars in exchange for defender Eddie Pope, midfielder Richie Williams, and forward Jaime Moreno.[ref 4] On 2002-03-13, MetroStars had acquired this pick and midfielder Winston Griffiths from Dallas Burn in exchange for goalkeeper D.J. Countess and a second-round pick in the 2003 SuperDraft.[ref 5]
  4. ^ #8: Colorado Rapids → Los Angeles Galaxy. 2001-04-02: Los Angeles Galaxy acquired this first-round pick from Colorado Rapids as part of a trade for defender Robin Fraser.[ref 6]
  5. ^ #10: Los Angeles Galaxy → Dallas Burn. 2003-01-17: Dallas Burn acquired this first-round pick from Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for selections in the second-round and sixth-round.[ref 2]


Round Two[edit]

Pick # MLS team Player Position Affiliation
11 D.C. United *Brian Carroll M Wake Forest University
12 MetroStars[R2 trade 1] *Eddie Gaven M Nike Project-40
13 San Jose Earthquakes[R2 trade 2] *Arturo Alvarez M Nike Project-40
14 D.C. United[R2 trade 3] Doug Warren GK Clemson University
15 Dallas Burn *Jason Thompson F Eastern Illinois University
16 Los Angeles Galaxy[R2 trade 4] Scot Thompson D UCLA
17 MetroStars[R2 trade 5] Tim Regan D Bradley University
18 Chicago Fire[R2 trade 6] Damani Ralph F University of Connecticut
19 Los Angeles Galaxy[R2 trade 7] Arturo Torres M Loyola Marymount University
20 Los Angeles Galaxy[R2 trade 8] *Ricky Lewis D Clemson University

Round two trades[edit]

  1. ^ #12: MetroStars → Dallas Burn → Los Angeles Galaxy → MetroStars. 2003-01-17: MetroStars acquired this second-round pick from Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for a first-round selection in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 7] Earlier in the day, Los Angeles had acquired this pick and a sixth-round pick from Dallas Burn in exchange for a first-round selection.[ref 7] On 2002-03-13, Dallas had acquired this pick and goalkeeper D.J. Countess from MetroStars in exchange for midfielder Winston Griffiths and a first-round pick in the 2003 SuperDraft.[ref 5]
  2. ^ #13: Kansas City Wizards → D.C. United → Kansas City Wizards → San Jose Earthquakes. 2003-01-17: San Jose Earthquakes acquired this second-round pick and a conditional selection in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft from Kansas City Wizards in exchange for defender Jimmy Conrad.[ref 8] On 2002-07-29, Kansas City had re-acquired this selection and a third-round pick in the 2004 SuperDraft from D.C. United in exchange for a Discovery Pick.[ref 9] On 2002-02-10, D.C. United had acquired future considerations, which became this pick, from Kansas City in exchange for defender Carey Talley.[ref 10]
  3. ^ #14: Chicago Fire → D.C. United. 2002-07-18: D.C. United acquired this second-round pick from Chicago Fire in exchange for defender Orlando Perez.[ref 11]
  4. ^ #16: San Jose Earthquakes → Los Angeles Galaxy. 2003-01-17: Los Angeles Galaxy acquired this second-round pick from San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for forward Brian Mullan.[ref 7]
  5. ^ #17: Columbus Crew → MetroStars. 2003-01-17: MetroStars acquired this second-round pick from Columbus Crew in exchange for defender Nelson Akwari and a second-round selection in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 12]
  6. ^ #18: Colorado Rapids → Chicago Fire. 2002-05-09: Chicago Fire acquired this second-round pick from Colorado Rapids in exchange for midfielder Raúl Palacios.[ref 13]
  7. ^ #19: New England Revolution → Los Angeles Galaxy. 2003-01-17: Los Angeles Galaxy acquired this second-round pick and midfielder Alex Pineda Chacón from New England Revolution in exchange for goalkeeper Matt Reis.[ref 7]
  8. ^ #20: Los Angeles Galaxy → D.C. United → Los Angeles Galaxy. 2002-08-15: Los Angeles Galaxy re-acquired this second-round pick, originally a condtional selection, from D.C. United in exchange for forward Henry Zambrano.[ref 14] On 2002-01-12, D.C. United had acquired this pick and first-round and second-round selections in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft from Los Angeles in exchange for forward Chris Albright and a second-round pick in the 2002 SuperDraft.[ref 15]


Round Three[edit]

Pick # MLS team Player Position Affiliation
21 Dallas Burn[R3 trade 1] David Comfort GK University of Virginia
22 New England Revolution[R3 trade 2] Dimelon Westfield F Clemson University
23 San Jose Earthquakes[R3 trade 3] Roger Levesque F Stanford University
24 Chicago Fire *Logan Pause M University of North Carolina
25 Chicago Fire[R3 trade 4] Ryan Mack M Indiana University
26 Chicago Fire[R3 trade 5] Phil Swenda F Seton Hall University
27 Colorado Rapids[R3 trade 6] Jason Cole D St. Louis University
28 Colorado Rapids Alex Blake F Williams College
29 New England Revolution Kyle Singer GK Boston College
30 MetroStars[R3 trade 7] Tim Glowienka D University of South Carolina

Round three trades[edit]

  1. ^ #21: D.C. United → Dallas Burn. 2002-03-13: Dallas Burn acquired this third-round pick from D.C. United in exchange for forward Ali Curtis.[ref 16]
  2. ^ #22: MetroStars → New England Revolution. 2002-02-10: New England Revolution acquired this third-round pick from MetroStars in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 17]
  3. ^ #23: Kansas City Wizards → San Jose Earthquakes. 2001-03-13: San Jose Earthquakes acquired this third-round selection, originally a conditional pick, in exchange for defender Mike Burns.[ref 18]
  4. ^ #25: Dallas Burn → Chicago Fire. 2001-03-27: Chicago Fire acquired this third-round pick from Dallas Burn in exchange for goalkeeper Chris Snitko.[ref 19]
  5. ^ #26: San Jose Earthquakes → Dallas Burn → Chicago Fire. 2002-05-18: Chicago Fire acquired this third-round pick and an undisclosed amount of salary cap relief from Dallas Burn in exchange for a first-round pick in the 2003 SuperDraft.[ref 3] On 2002-02-10, Dallas had acquired this pick from San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for a third-round selection in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 20]
  6. ^ #27: Columbus Crew → Colorado Rapids. 2003-01-17: Colorado Rapids acquired this third-round pick from Columbus Crew in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2003 SuperDraft and a third-round selection in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 12]
  7. ^ #30: Los Angeles Galaxy → MetroStars. 2002-04-20: MetroStars acquired this third-round pick, originally a conditional pick, from Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for midfielder Winston Griffiths.[ref 21]

Round Four[edit]

Pick # MLS team Player Position Affiliation
31 D.C. United Hayden Woodworth M Messiah College
32 MetroStars Kenny Arena D University of Virginia
33 Kansas City Wizards Taylor Graham D Stanford University
34 Dallas Burn[R4 trade 1] Mike Tranchilla F Creighton University
35 Chicago Fire[R4 trade 2] Rob Friend F UC Santa Barbara
36 San Jose Earthquakes Josh Saunders GK University of California
37 Columbus Crew Michael Ritch F Auburn University
38 Colorado Rapids Matt Crawford M University of North Carolina
39 San Jose Earthquakes[R4 trade 3] Jamil Walker M Santa Clara University
40 Los Angeles Galaxy Hamid Mehreioskouei F Bradley University

Round four trades[edit]

  1. ^ #34: Chicago Fire → Dallas Burn. 2002-01-15: Dallas Burn acquired this fourth-round pick, originally a conditional selection, and a sixth-round pick in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft from Chicago Fire in exchange for forward Aleksey Korol and midfielder Miguel Saavedra.[ref 3]
  2. ^ #35: Dallas Burn → Chicago Fire. 2003-01-17: Chicago Fire acquired this fourth-round pick from Dallas Burn in exchange for a third-round selection in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 22]
  3. ^ #39: New England Revolution → San Jose Earthquakes. 2002-07-30: San Jose Earthquakes acquired this fourth-round pick from New England Revolution in exchange for salary budget relief.[ref 23]

Round Five[edit]

Pick # MLS team Player Position Affiliation
41 D.C. United John Swann D Indiana University
42 MetroStars *Jacob LeBlanc M University of Virginia
43 Kansas City Wizards Jack Jewsbury M St. Louis University
44 Chicago Fire Chad Dombrowski D University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
45 Dallas Burn Michael Mariscalco M Butler University
46 San Jose Earthquakes Johanes Maliza M Stanford University
47 Columbus Crew Guy Abrahamson M Rutgers University
48 Colorado Rapids Casey Schmidt F Boston College
49 MetroStars[R5 trade 1] Marco Vélez M Barry University
50 Los Angeles Galaxy Jimmy Frazelle M UCLA

Round five trades[edit]

  1. ^ #49: New England Revolution → MetroStars. 2003-01-17: MetroStars acquired this fifth-round pick from New England Revolution in exchange for a sixth-round selection in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 22]

Round Six[edit]

Pick # MLS team Player Position Affiliation
51 D.C. United Michael Behonick GK American University
52 Dallas Burn[R6 trade 1] Andy Rosenband F Ohio State University
53 Kansas City Wizards Kevin Friedland D Southern Methodist University
54 Chicago Fire Ryan Futagaki M UCLA
55 Los Angeles Galaxy[R6 trade 2] Joe Barton GK Cal State-Northridge
56 San Jose Earthquakes Frank Sanfilippo M San Jose State University
57 New England Revolution[R6 trade 3] PASS
58 Columbus Crew[R6 trade 4] Jake Traeger M Ohio State University
59 D.C. United[R6 trade 5] PASS
60 Kansas City Wizards[R6 trade 6] Byron Carmichael F Marshall University

Round six trades[edit]

  1. ^ #52: MetroStars → Dallas Burn. 2002-02-10: Dallas Burn acquired this sixth-round pick from MetroStars in exchange for a sixth-round selection in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 17]
  2. ^ #55: Dallas Burn → Los Angeles Galaxy. 2003-01-17: Los Angeles Galaxy acquired this sixth-round pick and a second-round pick from Dallas Burn in exchange for a first-round selection.[ref 2]
  3. ^ #57: Columbus Crew → New England Revolution. 2002-02-10: New England Revolution acquired this sixth-round pick from Columbus Crew in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 17]
  4. ^ #58: Colorado Rapids → Columbus Crew. 2003-01-17: Columbus Crew acquired this sixth-round pick and a third-round selection in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft from Colorado Rapids in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2003 SuperDraft.[ref 12]
  5. ^ #59: Pick originally belonged to New England Revolution. Info needed on how D.C. acquired this pick.
  6. ^ #60: Los Angeles Galaxy → Kansas City Wizards. 2003-01-17: Kansas City Wizards acquired this sixth-round pick from Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for a sixth-round selection in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fire Trades Wolff to Kansas City" (Press release). Chicago Fire. 7 January 2003. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Burn Lands 2002 Rookie of the Year Finalist Brad Davis in Draft Day Deal" (Press release). Dallas Burn. 17 January 2003. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "All-Time Transactions; Chicago Fire Media Guide". Chicago Fire. February 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "MetroStars trade for United's Pope". Sports Illustrated. 23 December 2002. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "MetroStars acquire Winston Griffiths, No. 1 pick in 2003 from Dallas" (Press release). NY/NJ MetroStars. 13 March 2002. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Galaxy on the Clock for MLS Superdraft" (Press release). Los Angeles Galaxy. 13 January 2003. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Galaxy Drafts Local Phenom" (Press release). Los Angeles Galaxy. 17 January 2003. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Wizards Acquire Jimmy Conrad, Draft Four Others in 2003 MLS Super Draft" (Press release). Kansas City Wizards. 17 January 2003. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Wizards Attendance Showing Growth for Fourth Consecutive Year" (Press release). Kansas City Wizards. 29 July 2002. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "United's Talley Traded to Wizards". Associated Press. 10 February 2002. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "D.C. United Trades Orlando Perez" (Press release). D.C. United. 18 July 2002. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c "Crew Drafts Walsh out of SMU" (Press release). Columbus Crew. 17 January 2003. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Ramos Ready to Hang 'Em Up" (Press release). Major League Soccer. 14 May 2002. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "Galaxy Sends Henry Zambrano to D.C." (Press release). Los Angeles Galaxy. 15 August 2002. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  15. ^ "Chris Albright Player Page". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  16. ^ "United Gets Curtis From Burn". Associated Press. 13 March 2002. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  17. ^ a b c "Major League Soccer Draft - 2002". ESPN. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  18. ^ "MLS Transactions Update (March 19, 2001)". Soccer America. 19 March 2001. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  19. ^ "MLS Notes". Soccer Times. 28 March 2001. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  20. ^ "MLS 2002 SuperDraft". Sports Illustrated. 10 February 2002. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  21. ^ "Galaxy on the Clock for MLS Superdraft" (Press release). Los Angeles Galaxy. 13 January 2003. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  22. ^ a b "Major League Soccer Draft - 2003". ESPN. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  23. ^ "San Jose Earthquakes Acquire 2003 MLS SuperDraft Pick From New England Revolution" (Press release). San Jose Eathquakes. 30 July 2002. Retrieved 6 October 2013.