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  ESPN.com - SuperDraft surprises?
When MLS contracted by two a month ago and held those allocation and dispersal drafts (now known as the New England Project), I got the feeling teams pretty much set up shop for the 2002 season, dealing what they had to deal, taking their best shots right there.
Not when so many in MLS (in the league offices, in the front offices of the two Florida clubs, and on the playing field) have lost their jobs in the past month.
It's pretty clear now that the teams in MLS with salary cap problems are those who've built their core of American players over the years.
sports.espn.go.com /espn/print?id=1325367&type=story   (1086 words)

 MLS notes: MetroStars, New England pull of six-player deal.
Serna was acquired by the MetroStars from Miami in the allocation draft after the Fusion and Tampa Bay Mutiny were folded.
Chronopoulos, the lone remaining player from New England's original 1996 lineup, was an MLS All-Star in 1997 and 2000 with career totals of 16 goals and 14 assists in 119 regular-season matches.
Hernandez, who was drafted in the second round of the 1998 college draft by the Los Angeles Galaxy, started all nine games for the MetroStars this season, amassing two assists.
www.soccertimes.com /mls/2002/may24.htm   (647 words)

 AP Wire | 12/15/2006 | Galaxy trade goalie, acquire forward   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Galaxy receive second-round draft picks next year and in 2008 for Hartman, whose 1.18 career goals-against average is the best in MLS history.
The 25-year-old Jaqua was the fifth player chosen in the MLS expansion draft last month, but was considering signing with a European team because his contract had expired.
Under MLS rules, teams are granted allocations allowing them to sign players from outside the league.
www.kansascity.com /mld/kansascity/news/local/16250779.htm   (312 words)

 St. Louis Steamers -- An Unofficial Web Site By Jim Fossell -- Archived Material
Draft order was determined by the winning percentages of clubs during the teams’ previous regular season of play.
Westcott, who was acquired by the Steamers in the 2002 MISL Allocation Draft, appeared in 17 games for the Utah Freezz during the 2001 season and posted 17 goals, 10 assists, and 27 points.
The 2003 MISL Expansion Draft was held July 21 for the Steamers, an anchor franchise in the former MISL that has been reborn under new ownership for the 2003-04 season; and a new franchise in Monterrey, Mexico.
webpages.charter.net /jimfossell/steamers/archive_july_2002_september_2003.htm   (7041 words)

 MLS: D.C. United | #23 | Eddie Pope
He was named MLS Defender of the Year and earned a place in the MLS Best XI, as well as winning a second MLS title.
His MLS season was again troubled with injuries, and he only appeared in 17 matches.
On December 23, 2002, Pope was traded to the MetroStars, along with Jaime Moreno and Richie Williams, in return for Mike Petke, a first-round draft pick, and an allocation.
www.dynastymanager.com /news.cgi?u=ManU&s=mls&t=player&id=22499   (630 words)

 ESPN.com - SOCCER - New England Revolution: 2002 Outlook
No team seems better equipped for the 2002 MLS season than the New England Revolution, who stocked their roster with the last two Budweiser Scoring Champions, a regular U.S. National Team defender and a midfielder that has played more minutes than any other player in league history.
Never has an MLS team featured the Budweiser Scoring Champions from the two previous seasons, but by releasing several high profile players from last year's squad, the Revolution were able to land striker Mamadou Diallo through the Allocation Draft, and later selected reigning League MVP Alex Pineda Chacon during the Dispersal Draft.
The Revolution also acquired defender Carlos Llamosa in the Allocation Draft, filling the void left by the departure of sweeper Mauricio Wright.
espn.go.com /soccer/s/2002/0319/1354391.html   (321 words)

 CNNSI.com - Soccer - US - Salary cap issues benefit New England in MLS draft - Friday January 11, 2002 07:09 PM
The remaining Allocation selections were made by the Dallas Burn and MLS Cup finalists San Jose Earthquakes and Los Angeles Galaxy.
Henderson, who helped lead the Rapids to their MLS Cup appearance in 1997, won the league title with Kansas City in 2000 before joining the Fusion for a 2001 season in which the Miami club posted a league-best 16-5-5 record and fell one game short of reaching MLS Cup 2001.
Friday's drafts were held at the W Hotel in Midtown Manhattan as the result of Tuesday's announcement that the Miami Fusion and Tampa Bay Mutiny ceased operations.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /soccer/us/news/2002/01/11/draft_story_ap   (969 words)

 News from around MLS
Every MLS general manager and members of all 10 coaching staffs will be in attendance to scout talent at the event leading up to the 2003 SuperDraft presented by adidas, which will be held on Friday, January 17 at the Kansas City Convention Center (3:30 - 7:30 ET).
The hiring of all-time MLS wins leader Bob Bradley as its new head coach coincides with the launch of the team's new logo, the first re-design of the logo since the team's inception in 1996, as well as the unveiling of a new uniform design for the 2003 season.
MLS Honda MVP Carlos Ruiz netted a golden goal in sudden death overtime as the Los Angeles Galaxy captured their first MLS Cup championship with a dramatic 1-0 victory over the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
www.mysoccer.com /mls2/index.phtml   (5019 words)

 Slidetackle Magazine Welcome
The remaining 10 MLS franchises will participate in an Allocation Draft and may select any one player/pick on the Dispersal Draft list per Allocation held by the team.
MLS Waiver Date - All teams in compliance with roster rules Thursday, January 17, 2002 MLS Waiver Draft - The Allocation Draft precede the Dispersal Draft, with the draft order based on the natural 2002 SuperDraft order:
In addition, there are three 2002 SuperDraft picks available to the 10 MLS teams.
www.slidetacklemagazine.com /mlspages/jan/dispersaldraft010902.html   (363 words)

 New England Revolution
His go-ahead, turn-around goal at Chicago on July 8 was an at-large nomination for MLS Sierra Mist Goal of the Year.
2002: Taken sixth overall by the Revs in the MLS Allocation Draft on Jan.11, after a six-year stay with the Tampa Bay Mutiny.
Became the first player in MLS history to play 10,000 career minutes in a 2-1 shootout victory at Columbus on Aug. 22.
www.revolutionsoccer.net /team/index.cfm?ac=playerbio&bio=31949   (1287 words)

 Slidetackle Magazine Welcome
The Allocation Draft will last until all teams with Allocations have used their picks or passed, while the Dispersal Draft shall last until each team has passed or either players or picks remain in the Dispersal Draft.
This pick will immediately follow the 2002 second round draft pick currently held by D.C.United, which it had previously acquired from Miami.
The revised full 2002 MLS SuperDraft order can be viewed at www.MLSnet.com/content/02/mls0109superdraft.html
www.slidetacklemagazine.com /mlspages/jan/dispersaldraftrules010902.html   (545 words)

 SOCCER CAPITAL NEWS - Covering the World's Game in America's Soccer Capital   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
All lower 2002 SuperDraft picks held by the Mutiny and Fusion (other than picks they may have previously traded away) will be eliminated, including any picks for which they had traded.
Prior to the Dispersal Draft, teams due Allocations for the 2002 season will participate in an Allocation Draft and may select any one player/pick on the Dispersal Draft list per Allocation.
The ten teams that comprise MLS are: the Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew, Dallas Burn, D.C. United, Kansas City Wizards, Los Angeles Galaxy, MetroStars, New England Revolution and the San Jose Earthquakes.
scn.matchnight.com /scn-entry.cfm?page=ARTICLE&MasterID=7595   (1035 words)

 Revolution plucks five All-Stars from dispersal drafts; 22 players picked.
Notes: The MetroStars acquired the fourth allocation pick from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for midfielder Mark Chung and the MetroStars' 16th (second round) and 29th (third round) overall picks in the 2002 draft.
San Jose acquired the eighth allocation pick from the Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for the ninth allocation pick and the Earthquakes' 12th overall (first round) pick in the 2002 draft.
Note: Columbus acquired the ninth overall dispersal draft pick from the Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for the Crew's 38th (third round) overall pick in the 2002 MLS draft.
www.soccertimes.com /mls/2002/jan11.htm   (1320 words)

 Chris Klein (soccer) Information
Upon his graduation, Klein was selected fourth overall by the Kansas City Wizards in the 1998 MLS College Draft.
Klein has been an equally important part of the Wizards midfield for the last four years, although his 2004 campaign was cut short by a torn ACL.
He came back in 2005 and was named MLS Comeback Player of the Year for the second time in his career, his first coming in 2002.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Chris_Klein_(soccer)   (302 words)

 Carlos Llamosa Information
Llamosa was subsequently picked up by D.C. United in the 1997 MLS Supplemental Draft, and soon earned a starting spot on the team, finishing the season with 20 starts in 25 games played, while helping the team to a second consecutive MLS Cup.
After the Fusion folded at the end of 2001, Llamosa was selected 5th overall in the 2002 MLS Allocation Draft by the New England Revolution.
He would play a significant role for the team over the next two seasons, helping lead the Revs to a 2002 MLS Cup appearance, and starting 23 games for the team in 2003.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Carlos_Llamosa   (439 words)

 Leap of Faith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
No other MLS team wants a max or near max salary number for a forward that had the kind of year he had in '01.
The draft should have a few of U-17 and U-20 defenders, but the two or three that can be starters in MLS are rumored to be testing the waters in Europe.
Once NCAA is over, the ones entering the draft will declare, and the ones going to Europe will be gone.
3rddegree.matchnight.com /archives/2002/comment/fan/leap.htm   (735 words)

 RAPIDS PREPARE FOR MAJOR OVERHAUL WITH FRIDAY'S ALLOCATION AND DISPERSAL DRAFTS (January 10, 2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
DENVER (Thursday, January 10, 2002) - General manager Dan Counce and head coach Tim Hankinson of the Colorado Rapids have traveled to New York City to prepare for Friday's Allocation and Dispersal drafts, which will re-distribute players from the Tampa Bay Mutiny and Miami Fusion, who were contracted from the league earlier this week.
In addition to the 35 players available in the draft, there will also be three draft selections in the upcoming SuperDraft up for grabs, including the first and third overall picks formerly held by Tampa Bay.
The Allocation Draft will last until all teams with allocations have used their picks or passed, while the Dispersal Draft shall last until each team has passed or either no players or picks remain in the Dispersal Draft.
www.intermark.com /rapids/rp020110.html   (1079 words)

 Steve Ralston #14
MLS' Iron Man was selected with the sixth pick in the first round of the 2002 MLS Allocation Draft (compensation for Mauricio Wright).
After leading MLS in assists in 1999 with 18, the 1996 MLS Rookie of the Year was only second to Carlos Valderrama last year with 17.
His 12 assists were second on team only to Carlos Valderrama's MLS record-tying 19...
www.nhsoccer.com /rev/roster/ralston.htm   (1013 words)

 ALA | Celebrity Spokespersons
A member of the 2002 MLS Cup Championship squad, he also helped the club capture the 2001 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and 2000 CONCACAF Champions’ Cup.
Midfielder Chris Armas will enter the 2006 campaign as the undisputed leader of the Fire, and the fact that the fourth year captain of the “Men in Red” can even enter his ninth season with Chicago on time is a testament to his passion and determination.
Not surprisingly, the man described as the “heart and soul” of the Fire is ahead of schedule in his rehab, and the 10-year MLS veteran is expected to make his return to the field come opening day.
www.ala.org /ala/yalsa/teenreading/trw/trw2006/spokespersons.htm   (1145 words)

 Thanks MLS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Since the beginning of the second season, dedicated fans of MLS that wanted to follow MLS were left to make up the rulebook when following the progress of building an MLS team.
At least twice a year I have written not-so-diplomatically written letters to the League office pleading for the publication of rules and procedures governing how teams sign, keep, trade, replace, and cut their players.
The league prefers “discovery option players” over allocations, but there is a limit to the number of discovery option players you can have on your roster.
3rddegree.net /archives/2002/comment/fan/thanks.htm   (694 words)

 USLFans.com -- For the Fans, By the Fans
Pablo was selected by Colorado in the MLS Allocation Draft (#1 pick overall) in January, 2002.
In his senior year with the Tar Heels of North Carolina in 2000, Chris was the leading scorer in the nation in 25 goals in 24 goals, and was a teammate of the Eagles’ Caleb Norkus.
He is among the all-time MLS leaders in several categories, including games played (176, 3rd), assists (49, 10th), fouls suffered (395, 2nd), and shots (375, 5th), and is a three-time MLS All-Star (1997, 99, 2000.
www.a-league.com /news/2002/news,2002,0430.shtml   (814 words)

 USATODAY.com - D.C. United loads up with players in draft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The two-time MLS champions traded goalkeeper Tom Presthus and its No. 10 pick to Columbus for the Crew's No. 3 selection.
The transaction was decided just prior to the day's six-round draft, giving United the third, fourth and eighth overall picks.
D.C. received the 15th pick and Mike Ammann from the MetroStars on Sunday in exchange for Richie Willliams, the 26th overall pick and United's allocation owed to the club by the league for missing last season's playoffs.
www.usatoday.com /sports/soccer/mls/2001-02-05-draft.htm   (533 words)

 SOCCER NOTEBOOK / Earthquakes, Rays to start training soon
The MLS Cup-champion Earthquakes will report to Spartan Stadium next Sunday for preseason physicals, and are scheduled to begin training Jan. 28 at various Bay Area facilities.
So, under MLS rules, the Quakes now have one senior international spot available, to go with forward Junior Agogo and midfielder Ronnie Ekelund.
Cerritos is representing his native El Salvador in the 2002 Football Confederation Gold Cup, while Quakes' forward Dwayne DeRosario, hero of the MLS title game, is playing for his native Canada.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2002/01/19/SP77676.DTL&type=printable   (379 words)

 D.C. United: Roster: Player Bio
The mark fell just 50 minutes short of the MLS all-time record for consecutive minutes played when he limped off of the turf at Giants Stadium with a torn ACL on 9/25.
2002: Rimando was the only D.C. player to play every minute during the 2002 season, logging a League-high 2,588 minutes in his 28 starts.
Selected in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2002 MLS Allocation Draft on 1/11/02.
dcunited.mlsnet.com /players/bio.jsp?team=t103&player=rimando_n&playerId=rim059326&statType=current   (1006 words)

 D.C. United
D.C. United continues to hold two 2003 allocation picks as well as four of the top 14 picks in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft, including the first overall selection, which will be held on January 17 in Kansas City, Missouri.
D.C. United is now in possession of two 2003 major allocation picks as well as four of the top 14 picks in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft, including the first overall selection, scheduled to be held on January 17th in Kansas City, Missouri.
McGinty, 31, was acquired in the second round (24th overall) of the 2002 MLS SuperDraft from United's A-League affiliate, the Richmond Kickers.
dcunited.blogspot.com   (3254 words)

 Lindsey Wilson College
Los Angeles also won the MLS Cup in 2002, and Marshall was also a member of that team.
For his efforts during the season, Marshall was a finalist for the 2005 MLS Defender of the Year.
Marshall was drafted by the Colorado Rapids in 1998 and later drafted by the Los Angeles Galaxy in the MLS Allocation and Dispersal draft.
www.lindsey.edu /index.cgi?id=11804   (524 words)

 ESPNsoccernet - MLS - Formality: Adu No. 1
In other top MLS draft picks, Columbus took defender Chad Marshall of Stanford with the second pick.
Wearing a fl suit with a blue shirt and a diamond earring in his left ear, Adu was joined by his mother, Emelia Adu, at the MLS draft, held in conjunction with a national convention of soccer coaches at the Charlotte Convention Center.
The No. 11 jersey is worn by United striker Alecko Eskandarian, the first pick in last year's MLS draft.
soccernet.espn.go.com /headlinenews?id=288649&cc=5901   (517 words)

 Turd of the Week (#128)
Prior to being 'waiver' drafted, Addo was previously passed over in the post-assassination 'allocation draft'.
Athletes whose unique scoring abilities will electrify the fans of both their club and country.  Be apart of the excitement each week as the members of the MLS Strike Force battle for supremacy in the U.S. and against the world.
I now believe that MLS truely has no conscience and Don Garber is in fact the Tool of Satan and Servant of All That is Evil.
prestonm.com /brewcity/totw/totw2002/totw020327.html   (1926 words)

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