2002 MLS SuperDraft

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2002 MLS SuperDraft
Date(s) February 10, 2002
Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Picks
First selection Chris Gbandi, Dallas Burn
Overall selections 70

The 2002 Major League Soccer SuperDraft was held on February 10, 2002 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

One month earlier, MLS had contracted two clubs: Tampa Bay Mutiny and Miami Fusion. In conjunction with the contraction, the league conducted both an Allocation Draft and a Dispersal Draft in which the top 2002 SuperDraft picks of Tampa Bay and Miami, as well as players from those clubs, were made available to remaining MLS clubs.

Player Selection[edit]

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

* Denotes player who has been selected for an MLS Best XI team

Round One[edit]

Pick # MLS team Player Position Affiliation
1 Dallas Burn[R1 trade 1] Chris Gbandi D University of Connecticut
2 New England Revolution[R1 trade 2] Taylor Twellman F 1860 Munich
3 MetroStars[R1 trade 3] *Brad Davis M St. Louis University (P-40)
4 D.C. United *Justin Mapp M Project-40
5 Chicago Fire[R1 trade 4] *Kelly Gray M University of Portland (P-40)
6 San Jose Earthquakes[R1 trade 5] Luchi Gonzalez F Southern Methodist University
7 MetroStars Mansour Ndiaye M University of Connecticut
8 Columbus Crew *Kyle Martino M University of Virginia (P-40)
9 Dallas Burn[R1 trade 6] Carl Bussey D Southern Methodist University
10 Chicago Fire[R1 trade 7] Billy Sleeth D University of Washington
11 D.C. United[R1 trade 8] Daouda Kanté D Florida International University
12 Dallas Burn[R1 trade 9] Lee Morrison D Stanford University

Round One trades[edit]

  1. ^ #1: Tampa Bay Mutiny → Dallas Burn. 2002-01-11: Dallas Burn acquired this first-round pick from Tampa Bay Mutiny in the 2002 MLS Allocation Draft.[ref 1]
  2. ^ #2: Colorado Rapids → Tampa Bay Mutiny → New England Revolution. ...On 2001-06-28, Tampa Bay had acquired this pick, goalkeeper Adin Brown, and defender Scott Vermillion from Colorado Rapids in exchange for midfielder Carlos Valderrama, goalkeeper Scott Garlick and defender Ritchie Kotschau.[ref 2] More information needed.
  3. ^ #3: New England Revolution → Colorado Rapids? → Tampa Bay Mutiny → MetroStars. 2002-01-11: MetroStars acquired this first-round pick from Tampa Bay Mutiny in the 2002 MLS Dispersal Draft.[ref 3] More information needed.
  4. ^ #5: Kansas City Wizards → Chicago Fire. 2002-02-08: Chicago Fire acquired this first-round pick from Kansas City Wizards in exchange for midfielder Diego Gutiérrez and a sixth-round pick in the 2002 SuperDraft.[ref 4]
  5. ^ #6: Dallas Burn → San Jose Earthquakes. 2002-02-10: San Jose Earthquakes acquired this first-round pick from Dallas Burn in exchange for two first-round selections (#9 and #12) in the 2002 SuperDraft.[ref 5]
  6. ^ #9: Chicago Fire → San Jose Earthquakes → Dallas Burn. 2002-02-10: Dallas Burn acquired this first-round pick and the #12 first-round pick from San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for a first-round selection in the 2002 SuperDraft.[ref 5] On 2000-03-15, San Jose had acquired this pick, two second-round picks in the 2001 MLS SuperDraft, and future considerations from Chicago Fire in exchange for an allocation.[ref 6] Chicago used the allocation to sign Hristo Stoichkov.[ref 7]
  7. ^ #10: Miami Fusion → Chicago Fire. 2002-01-11: Chicago Fire acquired this first-round pick from Miami Fusion in the 2002 MLS Dispersal Draft.[ref 3]
  8. ^ #11: Los Angeles Galaxy → D.C. United. 2002-01-12: D.C. United acquired this first-round pick, a second-round pick, and a second-round pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft from Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for forward Chris Albright and a second-round pick in the 2002 SuperDraft.[ref 8]
  9. ^ #12: San Jose Earthquakes → Dallas Burn. 2002-02-10: Dallas Burn acquired this first-round pick and the #9 first-round pick from San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for a first-round selection in the 2002 SuperDraft.[ref 5]

Round Two[edit]

Pick # MLS team Player Position Affiliation
13 Los Angeles Galaxy[R2 trade 1] Hemir Neibles M Brooklyn Knights
14 New England Revolution[R2 trade 2] Shalrie Joseph M St. John's University
15 Dallas Burn[R2 trade 3] *Jordan Stone M Project-40
16 Colorado Rapids[R2 trade 4] Danny Jackson D University of North Carolina
17 Chicago Fire[R2 trade 5] *Craig Capano M Project-40
18 Dallas Burn Matt Behncke D Princeton University
19 Colorado Rapids[R2 trade 6] Jeff Stewart D Santa Clara University
20 Columbus Crew Jeff Matteo M St. John's University
21 New England Revolution[R2 trade 7] Ian Fuller F Clemson University
22 Los Angeles Galaxy[R2 trade 8] Bryheem Hancock G University of Connecticut
23 Columbus Crew[R2 trade 9] Jon Busch G Hershey Wildcats
24 D.C. United[R2 trade 10] Mike McGinty G Richmond Kickers
25 Los Angeles Galaxy[R2 trade 11] Gavin Glinton F Bradley University

Round Two trades[edit]

  1. ^ #13: Tampa Bay Mutiny → Colorado Rapids → Los Angeles Galaxy. 2001-04-02: Los Angeles Galaxy acquired this second-round pick and a first-round pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft from Colorado Rapids in exchange for defender Robin Fraser. The trade was originally announced as Fraser in exchange for second-round SuperDraft picks in 2002, 2003, and 2004.[ref 9] However, a Galaxy press release on 13 January 2003 stated that the 2003 pick had become a first-round selection.[ref 10] There was no 2004 draft pick traded between Los Angeles and Colorado. On 2000-04-19, Colorado acquired this pick and a third-round pick in the 2001 MLS SuperDraft from Tampa Bay Mutiny in exchange for midfielder Kevin Anderson.[ref 11]
  2. ^ #14: Colorado Rapids → New England Revolution. 2001-03-19: New England Revolution acquired this second-round pick, forward Matt Okoh, and defender Alan Woods from Colorado Rapids in exchange for midfielders Imad Baba and Carlos Parra.[ref 12]
  3. ^ #15: New England Revolution → Miami Fusion → Dallas Burn. 2001-05-10: Dallas Burn acquired this second-round pick and another second-round pick (#23) in the 2002 SuperDraft from Miami in exchange for midfielder Lazo Alavanja. The #23 pick was to have been in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft but was converted to 2002 after the Miami franchise was contracted.[ref 13] More information needed on the trade from New England to Miami.
  4. ^ #16: D.C. United → Tampa Bay Mutiny → Colorado Rapids → MetroStars → Colorado Rapids. 2000-05-26: Tampa Bay Mutiny acquired this pick, two first-round selections in the 2001 MLS SuperDraft, and midfielder John Maessner from D.C. United in exchange for forward Raúl Díaz Arce and forward Pete Marino.[ref 14] On 2001-03-30, Colorado Rapids acquired this pick and a third-round pick in the 2003 SuperDraft from Tampa Bay Mutiny in exchange for forward Gus Kartes.[ref 9] The 2003 SuperDraft pick was converted to pick #28 in the 2002 SuperDraft when Tampa Bay was contracted following the 2001 season. 2001-04-19: MetroStars acquired this pick from Colorado Rapids in exchange for midfielder Chris Dawes.[ref 9] 2001-08-09: Colorado Rapids re-acquired this selection and midfielder Steve Shak from MetroStars in exchange for a third-round selection (#29) in the 2002 SuperDraft and midfielder Ross Paule.[ref 15]
  5. ^ #17: Kansas City Wizards → San Jose Earthquakes → Dallas Burn → Chicago Fire. 2002-02-10: Chicago Fire acquired this second-round selection from Dallas Burn in exchange for future considerations, which were later revealed as the MLS rights to midfielder Ronnie O'Brien.[ref 16] On 2002-02-08, Dallas had acquired this pick and forward Ronald Cerritos from San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for forward Ariel Graziani and salary cap relief.[ref 6] On 2001-03-13, San Jose had acquired this pick, originally a conditional selection, and a third-round pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft, also originally a conditional selection, from Kansas City Wizards in exchange for defender Mike Burns.[ref 6]
  6. ^ #19: MetroStars → Colorado Rapids. 2002-01-11: Colorado Rapids acquired this second-round selection, a third-round pick (#29) in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft, and midfielder Mark Chung from MetroStars in exchange for the #4 selection in the 2002 MLS Allocation Draft[ref 17]
  7. ^ #21: Chicago Fire → New England Revolution. 2001-05-03: New England Revolution acquired this second-round pick, originally a conditional selection, and forward John Wolyniec from Chicago Fire in exchange for forward Eric Wynalda.[ref 4] Confirmation needed.
  8. ^ #22: Miami Fusion → D.C. United → Los Angeles Galaxy. 2002-01-12: Los Angeles Galaxy acquired this second-round pick and forward Chris Albright from D.C. United in exchange for first-round and second-round picks in the 2002 SuperDraft and a second-round pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft[ref 8] On 2001-02-05, D.C. United had acquired this pick from Miami Fusion in exchange for the #18 pick in the 2001 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 14]
  9. ^ #23: Miami Fusion (2003) → Dallas Burn → Columbus Crew. 2002-01-15: Columbus Crew acquired this second-round selection from Dallas Burn in exchange for a fourth-round selection in the 2002 SuperDraft and defender Tenywa Bonseu.[ref 18] On 2001-05-10, Dallas had acquired this second-round pick and another second-round pick (#15) in the 2002 SuperDraft from Miami in exchange for midfielder Lazo Alavanja. This #23 pick was to have been in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft but was converted to 2002 after the Miami franchise was contracted.[ref 13]
  10. ^ #24: Los Angeles Galaxy → D.C. United. 2002-01-12: D.C. United acquired this second-round pick, a first-round pick, and a second-round pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft from Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for forward Chris Albright and a second-round pick in the 2002 SuperDraft.[ref 8]
  11. ^ #25: San Jose Earthquakes → Los Angeles Galaxy. 2002-01-11: Los Angeles Galaxy acquired this second-round pick and the #9 selection in the 2002 MLS Allocation Draft from San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for the #8 selection in the 2002 MLS Allocation Draft.[ref 17]

Round Three[edit]

Pick # MLS team Player Position Affiliation
26 Chicago Fire[R3 trade 1] Steve Totten M University of Virginia
27 Los Angeles Galaxy[R3 trade 2] Alejandro Moreno F UNC-Greensboro
28 Colorado Rapids[R3 trade 3] Bryn Ritchie D University of Washington
29 Colorado Rapids[R3 trade 4] Daniel Alvarez M Furman University
30 MetroStars[R3 trade 5] Sam Forko D University of Connecticut
31 D.C. United Mohammed Fahim F Southern Methodist University
32 Kansas City Wizards O'Neil Peart F Long Island Rough Riders
33 San Jose Earthquakes[R3 trade 6] Chris Roner M University of California
34 Colorado Rapids[R3 trade 7] Matt Moses M Stanford University
35 Columbus Crew John Barry Nusum F Furman University
36 Chicago Fire Dipsy Selolwane F St. Louis University
37 Kansas City Wizards[R3 trade 8] Chris Brunt D Southwest Missouri State
38 Los Angeles Galaxy[R3 trade 9] Cory Gibbs D Brown University
39 San Jose Earthquakes Kevin Sakuda D Duke University

Round Three trades[edit]

  1. ^ #26: Tampa Bay Mutiny → Chicago Fire. 2001-08-10: Chicago Fire acquired this third-round pick from Tampa Bay Mutiny in exchange for defender Diego Sonora.[ref 13]
  2. ^ #27: Tampa Bay Mutiny (2003) → Los Angeles Galaxy. 2001-07-20: Los Angeles Galaxy acquired this third-round pick from Tampa Bay Mutiny in exchange for midfielder Danny Pena.[ref 19] This pick was to have been in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft but was converted to 2002 after the Tampa Bay franchise was contracted.
  3. ^ #28: Tampa Bay Mutiny (2003) → Colorado Rapids. 2001-03-30: Colorado Rapids acquired this 2003 third-round pick and a second-round pick in the 2002 SuperDraft from Tampa Bay Mutiny in exchange for forward Gus Kartes.[ref 9] The 2003 draft pick was converted to this #28 selection in the 2002 SuperDraft when Tampa Bay was contracted following the 2001 season.[ref 20]
  4. ^ #29: Colorado Rapids → MetroStars → Colorado Rapids. 2002-01-11: Colorado Rapids re-acquired this selection, a second-round pick (#19) in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft, and midfielder Mark Chung from MetroStars in exchange for the #4 selection in the 2002 MLS Allocation Draft[ref 17] On 2001-08-09, MetroStars had acquired this pick and midefielder Ross Paule from Colorado Rapids in exchange for a second-round pick (#16) in the 2002 SuperDraft and midfielder Steve Shak.[ref 15]
  5. ^ #30: New England Revolution → MetroStars. 2002-01-11: MetroStars acquired this third-round pick from New England Revolution in exchange for a third-round selection in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 21]
  6. ^ #33: Dallas Burn → San Jose Earthquakes. 2002-02-10: San Jose Earthquakes acquired this third-round pick from Dallas Burn in exchange for a third-round selection in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft[ref 5]
  7. ^ #34: MetroStars → Colorado Rapids. 2002-01-11: Colorado Rapids acquired this third-round pick from MetroStars in exchange for defender Marcelo Balboa.[ref 22]
  8. ^ #37: Miami Fusion → Kansas City Wizards. 2001-03-02: Kansas City Wizards acquired this third-round selection and allocation money from Miami Fusion in exchange for forward Preki.[ref 23]
  9. ^ #38: Los Angeles Galaxy → Columbus Crew → Los Angeles Galaxy. 2002-01-11: Los Angeles Galaxy re-acquired this third-round selection, originally a conditional pick, from Columbus Crew in exchange for the #9 selection in the 2002 MLS Dispersal Draft.[ref 17] On 2001-08-15, Columbus had acquired this pick, originally a conditional pick, from Los Angeles in exchange for the rights to forward McKinley Tennyson.[ref 24]

Round Four[edit]

Pick # MLS team Player Position Affiliation
40 D.C. United[R4 trade 1] Dennis Ludwig F Rutgers University
41 New England Revolution Derek Potteiger M Penn State
42 D.C. United Bobby Brennan D American University
43 Kansas City Wizards Dominic DaPra F University of Wisconsin–Madison
44 Dallas Burn[R4 trade 2] Adauto Neto M University of Mobile
45 New England Revolution[R4 trade 3] Marshall Leonard D University of Virginia
46 Chicago Fire Mike Nugent F Princeton University
47 Columbus Crew[R4 trade 4] Chris Leitch D University of North Carolina
48 Los Angeles Galaxy Noah Delgado M Fresno State
49 San Jose Earthquakes Erik Ozimek M Davidson College

Round Four trades[edit]

  1. ^ #40: Colorado Rapids → D.C. United. 2001-06-13: D.C. United acquired this fourth-round pick, originally a conditional selection, from Colorado Rapids in exchange for forward Raúl Díaz Arce.[ref 2] Confirmation needed.
  2. ^ #44: Dallas Burn → Columbus Crew → Dallas Burn. 2002-01-15: Dallas Burn re-acquired this fourth-round selection and defender Tenywa Bonseu from Columbus Crew in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2002 SuperDraft.[ref 18] On 2001-03-21, Columbus had acquired this pick from Dallas in exchange for midfielder Miles Joseph.[ref 25]
  3. ^ #45: Columbus Crew → New England Revolution. 2001-05-11: New England Revolution acquired this fourth-round selection, originally a conditional pick, and midfielder Roland Vargas-Aguilera from Columbus Crew in exchange for midfielder John Harkes.[ref 26] Confirmation needed.
  4. ^ #47: Miami Fusion → Columbus Crew. 2001-08-15: Columbus Crew acquired this fourth-round selection, originally a conditional pick, from Miami Fusion in exchange for midfielder Ian Woan.[ref 24]

Round Five[edit]

Pick # MLS team Player Position Affiliation
50 Kansas City Wizards[R5 trade 1] Davy Arnaud F West Texas A&M University
51 Columbus Crew[R5 trade 2] Christof Lindenmayer F Loyola College in Maryland
52 New England Revolution PASS
53 D.C. United PASS
54 Dallas Burn[R5 trade 3] Jeremie Piette M West Texas A&M University
55 Dallas Burn Ricardo Villar M Penn State
56 MetroStars Mario Gomez M North Jersey Imperials (PDL)
57 Kansas City Wizards[R5 trade 4] Brian Lavin D Yale University
58 New England Revolution[R5 trade 5] PASS
59 Los Angeles Galaxy Lawrence Smalls M UC Irvine
60 San Jose Earthquakes Aaron Biddle D Stanford University

Round Five trades[edit]

  1. ^ #50: Tampa Bay Mutiny → Kansas City Wizards. 2001-02-05: Kansas City Wizards acquired this fifth-round pick from Tampa Bay Mutiny in exchange for a fifth-round selection in the 2001 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 27]
  2. ^ #51: Colorado Rapids → New England Revolution → Columbus Crew. 2002-02-10: Columbus Crew acquired this fifth-round pick from New England Revolution in exchange for a sixth-round selection in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 28]
  3. ^ #54: Kansas City Wizards → Dallas Burn. 2002-01-23: Dallas Burn acquired this fifth-round pick from Kansas City Wizards in exchange for defender Eric Dade.[ref 29]
  4. ^ #57: Columbus Crew → Kansas City Wizards. 2002-01-17: Kansas City Wizards acquired this fifth-round pick from Columbus Crew in exchange for the #4 selection in the 2002 MLS Waiver Draft.[ref 28]
  5. ^ #58: Chicago Fire → New England Revolution. 2001-04-10: New England Revolution acquired this fifth-round pick, originally a conditional selection, from Chicago Fire in exchange for forward Jamar Beasley.[ref 4] Confirmation needed.

Round Six[edit]

Pick # MLS team Player Position Affiliation
61 Colorado Rapids Matt Harrell F University of Denver
62 New England Revolution PASS
63 D.C. United PASS
64 Kansas City Wizards Dane Erickson D Davidson College
65 Kansas City Wizards[R6 trade 1] Mark Spears G William Carey College
66 MetroStars Jeff Moore M Richard Stockton College
67 Columbus Crew Scott Leber D Stanford University
68 MetroStars[R6 trade 2] Leo Krupnik D UC Berkeley
69 Los Angeles Galaxy Ishmael Mintah M Bradley University
70 San Jose Earthquakes Lars Lyssand M San Jose State

Round Six trades[edit]

  1. ^ #65: Dallas Burn → Chicago Fire → Kanasas City Wizards. 2002-02-08: Kansas City Wizards acquired this sixth-round pick and midfielder Diego Gutiérrez from Chicago Fire in exchange for a first-round pick in the 2002 SuperDraft.[ref 4] On xxxx-xx-xx, Chicago had acquired this pick from Dallas Burn in exchange for a sixth-round selection in the 2001 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 30] More information needed.
  2. ^ #68: Chicago Fire → Dallas Burn → MetroStars. 2002-02-10: MetroStars acquired this sixth-round pick from Dallas Burn in exchange for a sixth-round selection in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 21] On 2002-01-15, Dallas Burn had acquired this sixth-round pick and a fourth-round pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft, originally a conditional selection, from Chicago Fire in exchange for forward Aleksey Korol and midfielder Miguel Saavedra.[ref 31]

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