1998 MLS Supplemental Draft

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The 1998 Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft was held on February 1, 1998, at the Airport Hilton in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Format[edit]

Major League Soccer held a professional player combine in Fort Lauderdale the last week of January 1998. On Saturday, January 31, 1998, the league held the first round of the 1998 MLS College Draft. The second and third rounds of the college draft concluded Sunday morning. On Sunday afternoon, February 1, 1998, the league held its supplemental draft.

Changes from 1997[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Pick # MLS team Player Position Affiliation
1 Chicago Fire C.J. Brown D San Francisco Bay Seals, San Jose State University
2 Tampa Bay Mutiny[R1 trade 1] Brian Loftin F Kansas City Attack, University of Evansville
3 San Jose Clash Tim Weaver D Richmond Kickers, University of San Francisco
4 Colorado Rapids[R1 trade 2] Marquis White F San Francisco Bay Seals, University of San Francisco
5 New England Revolution Dahir Mohammed D Long Island Rough Riders, C.W. Post College
6 D.C. United[R1 trade 3] Geoff Aunger D Seattle Sounders
7 Tampa Bay Mutiny Brad Wilson M Orange County Zodiac, Cal State Fullerton
8 Kansas City Wizards Goran Hunjak M Washington Warthogs
9 D.C. United[R1 trade 4] Danny Care D Carolina Dynamo, Clemson Tigers
10 Dallas Burn Chris Fox D Buffalo Blizzard, Brown University
11 Colorado Rapids Julio Cengarle M Maunabo Leones, Montclair State College
12 Columbus Crew[R1 trade 5] Brandon Ward M Richmond Kickers, Indiana University

Round 1 trades[edit]

  1. ^ #2: Miami Fusion → Tampa Bay Mutiny. 20 November 1997: Tampa Bay Mutiny acquired this first-round selection and an allocation from Miami Fusion in exchange for midfielder Carlos Valderrama.[ref 1]
  2. ^ #4: MetroStars → Colorado Rapids. 10 July 1997: Colorado Rapids acquired this first-round selection and future considerations from MetroStars in exchange for forward Shaun Bartlett.[ref 2]
  3. ^ #6: Los Angeles Galaxy → New England Revolution → D.C. United. Date Needed: D.C. United acquired this first-round pick from New England Revolution in exchange for a third-round selection in the 1998 MLS College Draft.[ref 3] On 10 March 1997, New England had acquired this first-round pick from Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for forward Wélton.[ref 4] More information needed.
  4. ^ #9: Columbus Crew → D.C. United. Date Needed: D.C. United acquired this first-round pick from Columbus Crew in exchange for the #12 pick in the 1999 Supplemental Draft.[ref 3]
  5. ^ #12: D.C. United → Columbus Crew. Date Needed: Columbus Crew acquired this first-round pick from D.C. United in exchange for the #9 pick in the 1999 Supplemental Draft.[ref 3]

Round 2[edit]

Pick # MLS team Player Position Affiliation
13 Chicago Fire Don Gramenz D Minnesota Thunder, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
14 MetroStars[R2 trade 1] Travis Roy M Detroit Rockers, University of Wisconsin–Madison
15 San Jose Clash Kevin Rueda GK California Jaguars, Santa Clara University
16 Chicago Fire[R2 trade 2] Paul Holocher M California Jaguars, Santa Clara University
17 New England Revolution Doug Neely M Anaheim Splash, Chapman University
18 Los Angeles Galaxy Cesar Alvarado M Valley Golden Eagles, Citrus College
19 Tampa Bay Mutiny Steve Bell M Washington Warthogs, Robert Morris University
20 Kansas City Wizards Rodney Rambo D Portland Pilots
21 Columbus Crew Scott Cannon D Richmond Kickers, University of Evansville
22 Dallas Burn Ernest Inneh F Long Island Rough Riders, Brooklyn College
23 San Jose Clash[R2 trade 3] Eddie Soto F Pro Beach Soccer Tour, Cal State Fullerton
24 Tampa Bay Mutiny[R2 trade 4] John Jones M/F Orange County Zodiac, Sacramento State

Round 2 trades[edit]

  1. ^ #14: Miami Fusion → MetroStars. 1 February 1998: MetroStars acquired this second-round selection from Miami Fusion in exchange for a second-round pick (#19) in the 1999 MLS Supplemental Draft.[ref 3]
  2. ^ #16: MetroStars → Los Angeles Galaxy → Chicago Fire. Date Needed: Chicago Fire acquired this second-round selection from Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for a third-round pick (#26) in the 1998 MLS College Draft.[ref 3] On 16 June 1997, Los Angeles had acquired this second-round pick from MetroStars in exchange for defender Mark Semioli.[ref 5]
  3. ^ #23: Colorado Rapids → San Jose Clash. 8 January 1997: San Jose Clash acquired this second-round pick and defender Dominic Kinnear from Colorado Rapids in exchange for forward Paul Bravo and defender Rafael Amaya.[ref 6]
  4. ^ #24: D.C. United → Tampa Bay Mutiny. 2 February 1997: Tampa Bay Mutiny acquired this second-round pick and a first-round selection (#10) in the 1997 MLS Supplemental Draft from D.C. United in exchange for the #8 pick in the 1997 Supplemental Draft.[ref 7]

Round 3[edit]

Pick # MLS team Player Position Affiliation
25 Chicago Fire Paul Lekics M Richmond Kickers, Creighton University
26 Los Angeles Galaxy[R3 trade 1] Amos Magee F Minnesota Thunder, Wesleyan University
27 San Jose Clash Alberto Montoya M Raleigh Flyers, Santa Clara University
28 MetroStars Sal Leanti D Long Island Rough Riders, Fordham University
29 New England Revolution Dave Salzwedel GK San Jose Clash, Cal Lutheran
30 Los Angeles Galaxy Marco Ferruzzi M Tampa Bay Mutiny, University of North Carolina
31 Tampa Bay Mutiny PASS
32 Kansas City Wizards PASS
33 Tampa Bay Mutiny[R3 trade 2] PASS
34 Dallas Burn Darren Sawatzky M/F New England Revolution, University of Portland
35 Colorado Rapids Tayt Ianni M San Jose Clash, UCLA
36 D.C. United PASS

Round 3 trades[edit]

  1. ^ #26: Miami Fusion → Los Angeles Galaxy. 1 February 1998: Los Angeles Galaxy acquired this third-round selection from Miami Fusion in exchange for a third-round pick (#34) in the 1999 MLS Supplemental Draft.[ref 3]
  2. ^ #33: Columbus Crew → Tampa Bay Mutiny. xx February 1997: Tampa Bay Mutiny acquired this third-round pick from Columbus Crew in exchange for a third-round selection (#28) in the 1997 MLS Supplemental Draft.[ref 7]

Unresolved 1998 Supplemental Draft Trades[edit]

  • 3 February 1997: Colorado Rapids acquired defender Peter Vermes and a third-round pick in the 1998 Supplemental Draft from New York/New Jersey MetroStars in exchange for midfielder Kerry Zavagnin and future considerations.[ref 8]
  • 13 November 1997: San Jose Clash acquired a third-round selection in the 1998 Supplemental Draft from Miami Fusion in exchange for forward Christopher Sullivan. Sullivan retired two weeks later.[ref 9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MLS: Fusion acquires Valderrama from Tampa Bay". Soccer America. 20 November 1997. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "MLS: MetroStars pick up Bartlett". Soccer America. 10 July 1997. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "MLS: Complete 1998 Supplemental Draft Results". Soccer America. 1 February 1998. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "MLS: New England trades Welton to Galaxy". Soccer America. 10 March 1997. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "MLS: MetroStars acquire defender Semioli". Soccer America. 16 June 1997. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "MLS: Clash send Bravo to Rapids for Kinnear". Soccer America. 8 January 1997. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "2014 SuperDraft Book" (PDF). Major League Soccer. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "MetroStars Improve Their Midfield". New York Times. 4 February 1997. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Transactions-November 14, 1997". New York Times. 14 November 1997. Retrieved 30 November 2014.