2008 MLS SuperDraft

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2008 MLS SuperDraft
General Information
Date(s) January 18, 2008
Time 2:00pm (ET)
Location Baltimore, Maryland
Network(s) (US) ESPN2
Picks
First selection Chance Myers, Kansas City Wizards
Fewest selections San Jose Earthquakes
Chivas USA
(1 selection)
Most selections Chicago Fire
Kansas City Wizards
Los Angeles Galaxy
(6 selections)
Overall selections 56
MLS SuperDraft
← 2007 2009 →

The 2008 MLS SuperDraft took place on January 18, 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland. It was the ninth annual Major League Soccer SuperDraft. The first selection was made by the Kansas City Wizards, after acquiring the selection from the expansion San Jose Earthquakes. It was followed by the Supplemental Draft.

Player Selection[edit]

Any player whose name is marked with an * was contracted under the Generation Adidas program.

Round one[edit]

Pick # MLS Team Player Position Affiliation
1 Kansas City Wizards[R1 trade 1] *Chance Myers D UCLA
Ventura County Fusion
2 FC Dallas[R1 trade 2] *Brek Shea M Generation adidas
3 Real Salt Lake *Tony Beltran D UCLA
Los Angeles Storm
4 Los Angeles Galaxy Sean Franklin D Cal State Northridge
San Fernando Valley Quakes
5 Colorado Rapids *Ciaran O'Brien M UC Santa Barbara
Tacoma Tide
6 Columbus Crew Andy Iro D UC Santa Barbara
7 Chicago Fire[R1 trade 3] *Patrick Nyarko F Virginia Tech
8 FC Dallas *Josh Lambo GK Generation adidas
9 Toronto FC[R1 trade 4] Julius James D Connecticut
10 Toronto FC[R1 trade 5] Pat Phelan M Wake Forest
11 Kansas City Wizards *Roger Espinoza M Ohio State
12 Chicago Fire Dominic Cervi GK Tulsa
13 New England Revolution *Rob Valentino D San Francisco
San Jose Frogs
14 Real Salt Lake[R1 trade 6] David Horst D Old Dominion
Hampton Roads Piranhas

Round one trades[edit]

  1. ^ #1: San Jose Earthquakes → Kansas City Wizards. 2008-01-15: Kansas City acquired this pick from San Jose in exchange for defender Nick Garcia.[ref 1]
  2. ^ #2: Toronto FC → FC Dallas. 2007-03-20: FC Dallas acquired this pick and a partial allocation from Toronto FC in exchange for midfielder Richard Mulrooney.[ref 2]
  3. ^ #7: New York Red Bulls → Chicago Fire. 2007-12-18: Chicago acquired this pick, a third-round selection in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, and cash from New York in exchange for Master Tactician Juan Carlos Osorio.[ref 3]
  4. ^ #9: Chivas USA → Toronto FC. 2007-05-04: Toronto FC acquired this pick from Chivas USA in exchange for midfielder Paulo Nagamura.[ref 4]
  5. ^ #10: D.C. United → Toronto FC. 2007-02-01: Toronto FC acquired this pick from D.C. United in exchange for midfielder Rod Dyachenko.[ref 5]
  6. ^ #14: Houston → Toronto FC → Real Salt Lake. 2007-05-22: Real Salt Lake acquired this pick and forward Alecko Eskandarian from Toronto FC in exchange for forward Jeff Cunningham.[ref 6] Toronto FC had acquired this pick and defender Kevin Goldthwaite from Houston in exchange for midfielder Richard Mulrooney on 2007-04-19.[ref 7]


Round two[edit]

Pick # MLS Team Player Position Affiliation
15 San Jose Earthquakes Shea Salinas M Furman
Carolina Dynamo
16 New York Red Bulls[R2 trade 1] Eric Brunner D Ohio State
Michigan Bucks
17 Real Salt Lake *Alex Nimo F Generation adidas
18 New England Revolution[R2 trade 2] Michael Videira M Duke
Cary RailHawks U23's
19 FC Dallas[R2 trade 3] *Eric Avila M UC Santa Barbara
Ventura County Fusion
20 Columbus Crew George Josten M/F Gonzaga
Michigan Bucks
21 Los Angeles Galaxy[R2 trade 4] Ely Allen F/M Washington
22 Columbus Crew[R2 trade 5] Ricardo Pierre-Louis F Lee University
Cape Cod Crusaders
23 Kansas City Wizards[R2 trade 6] Yomby William D Old Dominion
Hampton Roads Piranhas
24 D.C. United Andrew Jacobson M California
25 Kansas City Wizards[R2 trade 7] Jonathan Leathers D Furman
Atlanta Silverbacks U23's
26 Chicago Fire Peter Lowry M/F Santa Clara
San Jose Frogs
27 New England Revolution Joe Germanese M Duke
Cary RailHawks U23's
28 Toronto FC[R2 trade 8] Brian Edwards GK Wake Forest

Round two trades[edit]

  1. ^ #16: Toronto FC → New York Red Bulls. 2007-04-19: New York acquired this pick and a partial allocation from Toronto FC in exchange for defender Marvell Wynne.[ref 8]
  2. ^ #18: Los Angeles Galaxy → New England Revolution. 2007-01-12: New England acquired this pick and a first-round selection in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft from Los Angeles in exchange for a partial allocation.[ref 9]
  3. ^ #19: Colorado Rapids → FC Dallas. 2007-01-12: FC Dallas acquired this pick and a second-round selection in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft from Colorado in exchange for defender Greg Vanney, salary cap considerations, and the #36 pick.[ref 10]
  4. ^ #21: New York Red Bulls → Los Angeles Galaxy. 2006-08-17: Los Angeles acquired this pick and a fourth-round selection in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft from New York in exchange for forward John Wolyniec.[ref 11]
  5. ^ #22: FC Dallas → Columbus Crew. 2008-01-18: Columbus acquired this pick and the #31 pick from FC Dallas in exchange for Columbus' natural second-round and third-round picks in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 12]
  6. ^ #23: Chivas USA → Kansas City Wizards. 2007-02-21: Kansas City acquired a conditional 2008 SuperDraft selection, which became this pick, from Chivas USA in exchange for defender Alex Zotincă.[ref 13]
  7. ^ #25: Kansas City Wizards → Los Angeles Galaxy → Kansas City Wizards. 2007-03-23: Kansas City re-acquired this pick from Los Angeles in exchange for defender Shavar Thomas.[ref 14] Los Angeles had acquired this pick and the #16 pick in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft from Kansas City in exchange for goalkeeper Kevin Hartman on 2006-12-15.[ref 15]
  8. ^ #28: Houston → Los Angeles → Toronto FC. 2008-01-18: Toronto FC acquired this pick from Los Angeles in exchange for allocation money.[ref 16] Los Angeles had acquired this pick and defender Kelly Gray from Houston in exchange for forward Nate Jaqua on 2007-07-03.[ref 17]


Round three[edit]

Pick # MLS Team Player Position Affiliation
29 Los Angeles Galaxy[R3 trade 1] Julian Valentin D Wake Forest
30 Toronto FC Mike Zaher D UCLA
San Fernando Valley Quakes
31 Columbus Crew[R3 trade 2] Ryan Miller D Notre Dame
Indiana Invaders
32 New York Red Bulls[R3 trade 3] Luke Sassano M California
San Jose Frogs
33 D.C. United[R3 trade 4] Ryan Cordeiro M/F Connecticut
34 Los Angeles Galaxy[R3 trade 5] Matt Allen GK Creighton
Des Moines Menace
35 Toronto FC[R3 trade 6] Joseph Lapira F Notre Dame
Baton Rouge Capitals
36 Colorado Rapids[R3 trade 7] Adrian Chevannes D SMU
37 Real Salt Lake[R3 trade 8] Brennan Tennelle M UC Santa Barbara
38 Chicago Fire[R3 trade 9] Dwight Barnett F Lynn University
Cape Cod Crusaders
39 Kansas City Wizards Matt Marquess D Santa Clara
San Jose Frogs
40 Chicago Fire Stephen King M Maryland
41 New England Revolution Matt Britner D Brown
42 Houston Dynamo Geoff Cameron M Rhode Island
Rhode Island Stingrays

Round three trades[edit]

  1. ^ #29: San Jose Earthquakes → Los Angeles Galaxy. 2007-11-05: Los Angeles acquired this pick from San Jose in exchange for head coach Frank Yallop.[ref 18]
  2. ^ #31: Real Salt Lake → FC Dallas → Columbus Crew. 2008-01-18: Columbus acquired this pick and the #22 pick from FC Dallas in exchange for Columbus' natural second-round and third-round picks in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 12] FC Dallas had been awarded this pick and a second-round selection in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft from Real Salt Lake on 2007-06-06 as compensation by the league for Real Salt Lake violating league procedure and business etiquette in speaking with and hiring Dallas goalkeeper coach Jeff Cassar. The league also fined RSL $20,000.[ref 19]
  3. ^ #32: Los Angeles Galaxy → New York Red Bulls. 2007-11-20: New York acquired this pick from Los Angeles in exchange for forward Clint Mathis.[ref 20]
  4. ^ #33: Colorado Rapids → D.C. United. 2006-12-15: D.C. United acquired this pick and a third-round selection in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft from Colorado in exchange for defender Brandon Prideaux.[ref 21]
  5. ^ #34: Columbus Crew → Los Angeles Galaxy. 2007-01-19: Los Angeles acquired this pick from Columbus in exchange for midfielder Stefani Miglioranzi.[ref 22]
  6. ^ #35: New York Red Bulls → Colorado Rapids → Toronto FC. 2007-04-19: Toronto FC acquired this pick, an allocation, and the rights to forward Riley O'Neill from Colorado in exchange for forward Conor Casey.[ref 23] Colorado had acquired the pick and a fourth-round selection in the 2009 MLS Supplemental Draft, which was canceled, from New York in exchange for defender Hunter Freeman on 2007-03-23.[ref 24]
  7. ^ #36: FC Dallas → Colorado Rapids. 2007-01-12: Colorado acquired this pick, defender Greg Vanney, and salary cap considerations from FC Dallas in exchange for the #19 pick and a second-round selection in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 10]
  8. ^ #37: Chivas USA → Real Salt Lake. 2007-12-20: Real Salt Lake acquired this pick from Chivas USA in exchange for forward Atiba Harris.[ref 25] It was later reported that Real Salt Lake also received a fourth-round selection in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft as part of the trade.[ref 26]
  9. ^ #38: D.C. United → Chicago Fire. 2007-09-14: Chicago acquired this pick, originally a conditional selection, from D.C. United in exchange for forward Jerson Monteiro.[ref 27]


Round four[edit]

Pick # MLS Team Player Position Affiliation
43 Chivas USA[R4 trade 1] Keith Savage M West Florida
Central Florida Kraze
44 New York Red Bulls[R4 trade 2] David Roth M Northwestern
Chicago Fire Premier
45 FC Dallas[R4 trade 3] Jamil Roberts D Santa Clara
46 Los Angeles Galaxy Brandon McDonald M San Francisco
San Jose Frogs
47 Colorado Rapids Brian Grazier M Saint Louis
48 Columbus Crew Steven Lenhart F Azusa Pacific
Southern California Seahorses
49 Colorado Rapids[R4 trade 4] Scott Campbell M North Carolina
50 FC Dallas Ben Nason M Virginia Tech
51 Los Angeles Galaxy[R4 trade 5] Matt Hatzke D Santa Clara
52 D.C. United Tony Schmitz M Creighton
53 Kansas City Wizards Rauwshan McKenzie D Michigan State
Chicago Fire Premier
54 Chicago Fire Austin Washington D Gonzaga
Spokane Spiders
55 New England Revolution Spencer Wadsworth F Duke
56 Houston Dynamo Jeremy Barlow M Virginia

Round four trades[edit]

  1. ^ #43: San Jose Earthquakes → Chivas USA. 2007-11-26: Chivas USA acquired this pick from San Jose in exchange for goalkeeper Preston Burpo.[ref 28]
  2. ^ #44: Toronto FC → New York Red Bulls. 2007-01-25: New York acquired this pick from Toronto FC in exchange for forward Abbe Ibrahim.[ref 29]
  3. ^ #45: Real Salt Lake → FC Dallas. 2007-01-12: FC Dallas acquired this pick from Real Salt Lake in exchange for the 48th pick in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 30]
  4. ^ #49: New York Red Bulls → Colorado Rapids. 2007-03-30: Colorado acquired this pick and a conditional selection in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft from New York in exchange for forward Clint Mathis.[ref 31]
  5. ^ #51: Chivas USA → Real Salt Lake → New York Red Bulls → Los Angeles Galaxy. 2007-06-29: Los Angeles acquired this pick, originally a conditional selection, from New York in exchange for midfielder Santino Quaranta.[ref 32] New York had acquired this pick and a fourth-round selection in the 2009 MLS Supplemental Draft, which was canceled, from Real Salt Lake in exchange for goalkeeper Nick Rimando on 2007-02-23.[ref 33] It is likely, though not certain, that Real Salt Lake acquired this selection from Chivas USA in exchange for a first-round selection in the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft. Chivas USA used the #2 pick in the 2007 Supplemental Draft, a pick RSL had acquired from Columbus, the pick's natural holders, on 2006-05-24.[ref 34] Confirmation of how Chivas USA acquired the 2007 Supplemental pick from Real Salt Lake is needed.


Other draft day trades[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "San Jose Earthquakes Acquire Defender Nick Garcia". Our Sports Central. 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  2. ^ Cabarrouy, Gabriel (2007-03-21). "FCD midfield gets makeover". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  3. ^ Bell, Jack (2007-12-18). "Red Bulls Get Their Man". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  4. ^ "Toronto deals Nagamura to Chivas USA". CBC Sports. 2007-05-04. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  5. ^ Goff, Steven (2007-02-02). "Dyachenko Is Reacquired By D.C. United". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  6. ^ "Toronto FC trades Eskandarian". CBC Sports. 2007-05-22. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  7. ^ Fallas, Bernardo (2007-04-19). "Goldthwaite, first-round pick sent to expansion team". The Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  8. ^ "Red Bulls trade Wynne to Toronto FC". SNY.tv. 2007-04-19. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  9. ^ "Revolution selects Wells Thompson and Ameachi Igwe in MLS SuperDraft First Round". Our Sports Central. 2007-01-12. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  10. ^ a b "Rapids Acquire Greg Vanney From FC Dallas in 2007 MLS SuperDraft Trade". Our Sports Central. 2007-01-12. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  11. ^ "Red Bulls Acquire Staten Island Native Wolyniec from L.A.". Our Sports Central. 2006-08-17. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  12. ^ a b "Crew selects Andy Iro, four others at 2008 MLS SuperDraft". Our Sports Central. 2008-01-18. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  13. ^ "Chivas USA acquires Alex Zotinca, re-signs Perez and Marsch". Our Sports Central. 2007-02-23. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  14. ^ "Galaxy Acquire Defender Shavar Thomas From Kansas City". Our Sports Central. 2007-03-23. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  15. ^ "Galaxy trade Kevin Hartman to Kansas City". Our Sports Central. 2006-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  16. ^ "Toronto FC picks up top defender at MLS draft". CBC Sports. 2008-01-18. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  17. ^ "Dynamo trade Gray to Galaxy for forward Jaqua". KTRK-TV, Houston. 2007-07-03. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  18. ^ "Frank Yallop quits Galaxy, joins Earthquakes". CBC Sports. 2007-11-05. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  19. ^ Black, Michael (2007-06-06). "RSL coach hire ends in fine, lost draft pick". Deseret News. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 
  20. ^ Jones, Grahame L. (2007-11-20). "Galaxy re-acquires Mathis in a trade". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  21. ^ "United trade defender Prideaux to Colorado". USA Today. 2006-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  22. ^ "Galaxy acquire 2008 conditional third round SuperDraft pick". Our Sports Central. 2007-01-19. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  23. ^ "Rapids Acquire Denver South High Grad Conor Casey". Our Sports Central. 2007-04-20. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  24. ^ "Rapids Trade Defender Hunter Freeman to Red Bull New York". Our Sports Central. 2007-03-23. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  25. ^ "Chivas USA acquires Harris from RSL". ESPNSoccernet. 2007-12-20. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  26. ^ Lewis, Michael C. (2009-01-14). "RSL Doesn't Expect Much From Draft". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  27. ^ "D.C. United acquires Jerson Monteiro from Chicago Fire". Our Sports Central. 2007-09-14. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  28. ^ "Earthquakes acquire Burpo from Chivas USA". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 2007-11-26. Retrieved 2010-12-13. [dead link]
  29. ^ "Toronto FC trades for Togolese striker". CBC Sports. 2007-01-25. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  30. ^ Cabarrouy, Gabriel (2007-01-14). "FCD selects young tandem". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  31. ^ "Rapids trade Mathis to Red Bulls". Associated Press. 2007-03-30. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  32. ^ "Galaxy trade midfielder Quaranta to Red Bulls". ESPN Soccernet. 2007-06-29. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  33. ^ "Real Salt Lake Re-acquires gk Nick Rimando". KSL TV. 2007-02-23. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  34. ^ "Crew Acquires Goalkeeper Noah Palmer From Real Salt Lake". Our Sports Central. 2006-05-24. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 

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