2004 MLS SuperDraft

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2004 MLS SuperDraft
Date(s) January 16, 2004
Time 10:00am (ET)
Location Charlotte, North Carolina
Network(s) (US) Fox Sports World
Picks
First selection Freddy Adu, D.C. United
Fewest selections D.C. United
New England Revolution
(4 selections)
Most selections Chicago Fire
(10 selections)
Overall selections 60

The 2004 MLS SuperDraft, held in Charlotte, North Carolina on January 16, 2004, was the fifth incarnation of the annual Major League Soccer SuperDraft. The draft was most notable at the time for the selection of one of the youngest athletes in American sporting history, Freddy Adu, with the first pick by D.C. United.

The draft also included Clint Dempsey (1st round) and teenager Michael Bradley (4th round). Both players went on to earn over 120 caps with the U.S. national team; additionally, after an initial stint in MLS, both players had successful careers in Europe, and returned to MLS as designated players.

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 D.C. United[R1 trade 1] United States *Freddy Adu F Project-40
2 Columbus Crew United States *Chad Marshall D Stanford University
3 Los Angeles Galaxy Zimbabwe Joseph Ngwenya F Coastal Carolina University
4 Kansas City Wizards[R1 trade 2] United States Matt Taylor F UCLA
5 San Jose Earthquakes[R1 trade 3] United States *Ryan Cochrane D Santa Clara University
6 Dallas Burn[R1 trade 4] Honduras Ramón Núñez M SMU
7 Dallas Burn[R1 trade 5] United States *Clarence Goodson D University of Maryland
8 New England Revolution United States *Clint Dempsey M Furman University
9 Chicago Fire[R1 trade 6] United States Scott Buete M University of Maryland
10 San Jose Earthquakes United States *Steve Cronin GK Santa Clara University

Round one trades[edit]

  1. ^ #1: Dallas Burn → D.C. United. 2003-11-18: D.C. United acquired this pick from Dallas in exchange for an allocation.[ref 1] The trade was engineered by Major League Soccer to ensure that top draft pick Freddy Adu could play for his hometown club.
  2. ^ #4: D.C. United → Dallas Burn → Kansas City Wizards. 2004-01-16: Kansas City acquired this pick, defender Shavar Thomas, and a conditional second round selection in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft from Dallas in exchange for the #7 pick, midfielder Eric Quill, and midfielder Carey Talley.[ref 2] Dallas had acquired this pick, a sixth-round 2004 SuperDraft pick, and forward Ali Curtis from D.C. United in exchange for forward Ronald Cerritos on 2003-08-19.[ref 3]
  3. ^ #5: Colorado Rapids → San Jose Earthquakes. 2003-08-19: San Jose acquired this pick, a third-round selection in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft, and a fourth-round selection in the 2005 SuperDraft from Colorado in exchange for goalkeeper Joe Cannon.[ref 4]
  4. ^ #6: MetroStars → Los Angeles Galaxy → Dallas Burn. 2003-07-11: Dallas acquired this pick, defender Ezra Hendrickson and forward Gavin Glinton from Los Angeles in exchange for defender Ryan Suarez, midfielder Paul Broome, midfielder Antonio Martínez, and the #11 pick (originally a conditional selection).[ref 5] Los Angeles had acquired this pick from MetroStars in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft on 2003-01-17.[ref 6]
  5. ^ #7: Kansas City Wizards → Dallas Burn.2004-01-16: Dallas acquired this pick, midfielder Eric Quill, and midfielder Carey Talley from Kansas City in exchange for the #4 pick, defender Shavar Thomas, and a conditional second-round selection in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 2]
  6. ^ #9: Chicago Fire → New England Revolution → Chicago Fire. 2004-01-16: Chicago re-acquired this pick from New England in exchange for a player allocation due to the retirement of midfielder Peter Nowak.[ref 2] Earlier in the day, New England had acquired this selection from Chicago to complete the transaction that sent Nowak from Chicago to New England on 2003-01-03. Chicago also received the #18 pick in the 2004 SuperDraft from New England to complete the trade.[ref 7]

Round two[edit]

Pick # MLS Team Player Position Affiliation
11 Chicago Fire[R2 trade 1] United States Leonard Griffin D UCLA
12 Columbus Crew United States Chris Wingert D St. John's University
13 Los Angeles Galaxy United States *Josh Gardner M University of Cincinnati
14 Los Angeles Galaxy[R2 trade 2] United States *Ned Grabavoy M Indiana University
15 Colorado Rapids United States Adolfo Gregorio M UCLA
16 Colorado Rapids[R2 trade 3] Canada Adrian Cann D University of Louisville
17 Kansas City Wizards United States Will Hesmer GK Wake Forest University
18 MetroStars[R2 trade 4] United States Seth Stammler D University of Maryland
19 Chicago Fire United States Matt Pickens GK SMS (now Missouri State)
20 Chicago Fire[R2 trade 5] Ghana Sumed Ibrahim M University of Maryland

Round two trades[edit]

  1. ^ #11: Dallas Burn → Los Angeles Galaxy → MetroStars → Chicago Fire. 2004-01-14: Chicago acquired this pick, originally a conditional selection, from MetroStars to complete the trade for coach Bob Bradley.[ref 8] Chicago had previously acquired forward Rodrigo Faria as compensation for MetroStars hiring Bradley on 2002-10-22. MetroStars had acquired this pick from Los Angeles in exchange for a first-round selection in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft and future considerations earlier on 2004-01-14.[ref 8] Los Angeles had acquired this pick, defender Ryan Suarez, midfielder Paul Broome, and midfielder Antonio Martínez from Dallas in exchange for the #6 pick, defender Ezra Hendrickson and forward Gavin Glinton on 2003-07-11.[ref 9]
  2. ^ #14: D.C. United → Chicago Fire → Los Angeles Galaxy. 2004-01-16: Los Angeles acquired this pick from Chicago in exchange for the lowest of LA's three first-round selections in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 2] Chicago had acquired this pick from D.C. United in exchange for forward Hristo Stoitchkov on 2003-01-27.[ref 10]
  3. ^ #16: MetroStars → Columbus Crew → Colorado Rapids. 2004-01-14: Colorado acquired this pick and a conditional selection in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft from Columbus in exchange for defender Robin Fraser.[ref 11] Columbus had acquired this pick and defender Nelson Akwari from MetroStars in exchange for the #17 pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft on 2003-01-17.[ref 6]
  4. ^ #18: New England Revolution → Chicago Fire → MetroStars. 2004-01-16: MetroStars acquired this pick from Chicago in exchange for a natural second-round selection in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 2] Earlier in the day, Chicago had acquired this pick from New England in exchange for the #9 pick to complete the transaction that sent midfielder Peter Nowak from Chicago to New England on 2003-01-03.[ref 7]
  5. ^ #20: San Jose Earthquakes → Chicago Fire. 2003-08-20: Chicago acquired this pick, originally a conditional selection, from San Jose in exchange for forward Rodrigo Faria.[ref 12]

Round three[edit]

Pick # MLS Team Player Position Affiliation
21 MetroStars[R3 trade 1] United States Zach Wells GK UCLA
22 Los Angeles Galaxy[R3 trade 2] United States Memo Arzate M UC Santa Barbara
23 New England Revolution[R3 trade 3] United States Jeremiah White F Wake Forest University
24 D.C. United[R3 trade 4] United States Kevin Ara M Harvard University
25 Colorado Rapids[R3 trade 5] United States Kevin Taylor D University of Michigan
26 MetroStars Canada Olivier Occéan F So. Connecticut State University
27 San Jose Earthquakes[R3 trade 6] New Zealand Mike Wilson M Stanford University
28 Chicago Fire[R3 trade 7] Jamaica Khari Stephenson M Williams College
29 Dallas Burn[R3 trade 8] United States Ty Maurin M UCLA
30 San Jose Earthquakes United States Lindon Pecorelli M University of Connecticut

Round three trades[edit]

  1. ^ #21: Dallas Burn → MetroStars. 2003-12-03: MetroStars acquired this pick and defender Tenywa Bonseu from Dallas in exchange for defender Steve Jolley.[ref 13]
  2. ^ #22: Columbus Crew → Los Angeles Galaxy. 2003-07-31: Los Angeles acquired this pick, originally a conditional selection, from Columbus in exchange for forward Alex Pineda Chacon.[ref 9]
  3. ^ #23: Los Angeles Galaxy → New England Revolution. 2003-08-08: New England acquired this pick (originally a conditional selection) and a conditional 2005 MLS SuperDraft pick from Los Angeles in exchange for the rights to forward Diego Serna. The 2005 pick was contingent on Serna remaining with Los Angeles in 2004. This condition was not met so LA kept its 2005 pick.
  4. ^ #24: D.C. United → Kansas City Wizards → D.C. United. 2004-01-16: D.C. United re-acquired this pick from Kansas City in exchange for D.C. United's natural second-round and third-round selections in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 2] On 2002-07-29, Kansas City had acquired this selection and a second-round pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft from D.C. United in exchange for a Discovery Pick.[ref 14]
  5. ^ #25: Colorado Rapids → Columbus Crew → Colorado Rapids. 2004-01-16: Colorado re-acquired this pick from Columbus in exchange for the rights to defender Steven Herdsman and the conditional pick in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft that was traded to Columbus in the Robin Fraser trade two days earlier (see pick #16 above).[ref 2] Columbus had acquired this pick and the #58 pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft from Colorado in exchange for the #27 pick in the 2003 SuperDraft on 2003-01-17.[ref 15]
  6. ^ #27: Kansas City Wizards → San Jose Earthquakes. 2003-01-17: San Jose acquired this pick, originally a conditional selection, and a second-round selection in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft from Kansas City in exchange for defender Jimmy Conrad.[ref 16]
  7. ^ #28: New England Revolution → Chicago Fire. 2003-01-03: It is believed, though not confirmed, that this is the conditional pick received by Chicago from New England in exchange for midfielder Peter Nowak.
  8. ^ #29: Chicago Fire → Dallas Burn. 2003-01-17: Dallas acquired this pick from Chicago in exchange for the #35 pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 16]

Round four[edit]

Pick # MLS Team Player Position Affiliation
31 Dallas Burn United States David Wagenfuhr D Creighton University
32 Columbus Crew United States Jamal Sutton F SMS (now Missouri State)
33 Los Angeles Galaxy Republic of Ireland David McGill M UC Santa Barbara
34 D.C. United United States Josh Gros M Rutgers University
35 Colorado Rapids Bermuda Kevin Richards D University of Notre Dame
36 MetroStars United States *Michael Bradley M Project-40
37 Kansas City Wizards United States Jay Alberts M Yale University
38 Chicago Fire[R4 trade 1] United States Denny Clanton D University of Dayton
39 Chicago Fire United States Phil Hucles D The College of William & Mary
40 San Jose Earthquakes Croatia Marin Pusek M UAB

Round four trades[edit]

  1. ^ #38: New England Revolution → Chicago Fire. 2003-04-11: Chicago acquired this pick from New England in exchange for the rights to midfielder Jason Moore.[ref 17]

Round five[edit]

Pick # MLS Team Player Position Affiliation
41 Columbus Crew[R5 trade 1] United States Adom Crew M Brown University
42 Columbus Crew United States Luke Vercollone M Seton Hall University
43 Los Angeles Galaxy United States Jason Perry D Oakland University
44 D.C. United United States Kevin Hudson M SMU
45 Colorado Rapids United States Gary Sullivan D Adelphi University
46 MetroStars United States Johnny David M Fairleigh Dickinson University
47 Kansas City Wizards United States Justin Detter F University of Notre Dame
48 Kansas City Wizards[R5 trade 2] United States Ryan Barber D UMKC
49 Chicago Fire United States Ian Pilarski M Cornell University
50 San Jose Earthquakes United States Tighe Dombrowski M UW-Milwaukee

Round five trades[edit]

  1. ^ #41: Dallas Burn → Columbus Crew. Must Confirm. 2003-08-20: Columbus acquired this pick, originally a conditional selection, from Dallas in exchange for defender Brian Dunseth.
  2. ^ #48: New England Revolution → Kansas City Wizards. 2003-08-20: Kansas City acquired this pick (originally a conditional selection), forward Chris Brown, and forward Darío Fabbro from New England in exchange for forward Wolde Harris and midfielder Jorge Vázquez.[ref 18]

Round six[edit]

Pick # MLS Team Player Position Affiliation
51 Chicago Fire[R6 trade 1] Australia Ryan McGowan M Seton Hall University
52 Columbus Crew United States Matthew Haefner GK University of Pennsylvania
53 Los Angeles Galaxy United States Alan Gordon F Oregon State University
54 Dallas Burn[R6 trade 2] El Salvador Edwin Miranda D Cal State Northridge
55 Colorado Rapids Colombia John Pulido M Florida International University
56 New England Revolution[R6 trade 3] Canada Félix Brillant F Franklin Pierce College
57 Los Angeles Galaxy[R6 trade 4] United States Chris Aloisi D Syracuse University
58 New England Revolution Wales Andy Dorman M Boston University
59 Chicago Fire United States Tony McManus D UAB
60 MetroStars[R6 trade 5] United States Jeff Parke D Drexel University

Round six trades[edit]

  1. ^ #51: Originally belonged to Dallas Burn → . More info needed.
  2. ^ #54: D.C. United → Dallas Burn. 2003-08-19: Dallas acquired this pick, a first-round 2004 SuperDraft pick, and forward Ali Curtis from D.C. United in exchange for forward Ronald Cerritos.[ref 3]
  3. ^ #56: MetroStars → New England Revolution. 2003-01-17: New England acquired this pick from MetroStars in exchange for the #49 pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 16]
  4. ^ #57: Kansas City Wizards → Los Angeles Galaxy. 2003-01-17: Los Angeles acquired this pick from Kansas City in exchange for the #60 pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft.[ref 9]
  5. ^ #60: San Jose Earthquakes → MetroStars. 2004-01-16: MetroStars acquired this pick from San Jose in exchange for a sixth-round selection in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft. As the 2005 SuperDraft was reduced to four rounds, San Jose received a second-round selection in the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft from MetroStars to complete the trade.[ref 13]

Trade Note[edit]

  • MetroStars received a conditional 2004 SuperDraft pick from Chicago Fire in exchange for the rights to midfielder Andy Williams on 2003-03-27. Instead of the conditional pick, MetroStars received defender Edgar Bartolomeu from Chicago on 2003-06-25 to complete the trade.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  13. ^ a b "MetroStars Pick Six In 2004 MLS SuperDraft". Our Sports Central. 2004-01-16. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  14. ^ "Wizards Attendance Showing Growth for Fourth Consecutive Year" (Press release). Kansas City Wizards. 29 July 2002. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "Rapids Add Four Players at MLS SuperDraft". MLSSoccer.com. 2003-01-17. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  16. ^ a b c "Major League Soccer Draft - 2003". ESPNSoccernet.com. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  17. ^ "New England Revolution Team Records 2008" (PDF). New England Revolution. 2008. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
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