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  Des Moines Menace
January 18, 2003 - MLS player drafts were all over the place during the league's halcyon days of the mid-1990s because, well, the league was looking for players all over the place.
There was the MLS draft, in which post-collegiate players in the A-League, in national-team programs, indoor soccer or in leagues overseas were selected.
MLS continued with the three-draft system until the 2000 season, when the idea of combining the three drafts into one all-encompassing draft was hatched.
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 Brad Davis (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After signing with MLS, Davis was selected third overall in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft by the MetroStars.
Although Davis was very impressive in his rookie year, when the MetroStars were taken over by Bob Bradley, the coach overhauled the team, and Davis was one of the many players to go.
He was traded to the then- Dallas Burn for the fourth overall pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft, which Bradley would use to select Mike Magee.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brad_Davis_%28soccer%29   (449 words)

 2003 MLS SuperDraft slated for January 17 in Kansas City
The SuperDraft will be featured live on Major League Soccer's official website, www.MLSnet.com, with real-time selection-by-selection results and a live audio web-cast featuring insight and analysis from Dwight Burgess, the long-time voice of the Columbus Crew.
The joint effort between MLS and the NSCAA to stage the SuperDraft is another in a series of collaborative initiatives that aim to continue to promote the sport of soccer in America.
MLS coaches present for the SuperDraft will also play a part in the meetings and instructional sessions during the NSCAA Convention.
www.mysoccer.com /mls2/draf1030.phtml   (616 words)

 BigSoccer Boards - 2004 MLS Superdraft
Since players sign their contracts with MLS first before the draft, they may often stipulate that the signing is dependent on that player playing for a specific team.
MLS could tell them to get lost, but the fear would be that they may very well do just that.
MLS has to compete with other entities for the services of these kids, and playing at home is one of the few weapons MLS has in it's arsenal to compete for their signatures.
www.bigsoccer.com /forum/printthread.php?t=84072&pp=40   (3268 words)

 MLS SuperDraft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The MLS SuperDraft is an annual event in which the Major League Soccer teams select players who have graduated from college or otherwise been signed by the league.
The SuperDraft was first instituted in 2000, as a combination of the MLS College Draft, in which players having graduated college were selected, and the MLS Supplemental Draft, in which all other players were chosen.
The draft is divided into six rounds of ten picks, the order of which is determined by a combination of the teams' playoff and regular season positions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Superdraft   (116 words)

 MLS 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Washington Post is reporting today that MLS and Don Garber have agreed in principle to a long-term extension of his term as league commissioner.
Seems that MLS officials wanted the field to get in better condition after the delay that puddled much of the field, and they wanted to provide entertainment they promised, so the players were quickly ushered back into the locker room after being back on the field for mere minutes.
Someone who made solid strides in MLS but didn't always show it in the World Cup, Clint Mathis, is on the shelf for a few weeks now with a right knee injury, specifically, a torn meniscus and a grade one sprain of the medial collateral ligament.
www.onthesidelines.blogspot.com /mls2002.html   (6109 words)

 FOXSports.com - Major League Soccer- The real winners of the 2005 MLS SuperDraft are the players   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Well, in the case of the 2005 MLS SuperDraft, the "winner" designation should go to the players themselves, as diversity reigned and stereotypes were finally destroyed.
And therein lies the beauty of the MLS SuperDraft: the player pool is brimming with diversity of age and situation, forcing clubs to choose wisely and well beyond just the next best college senior available.
The number one pick of the 2003 MLS draft, D.C. United's Alecko Eskandarian, paid big dividends for the club this year and was named the MVP of MLS Cup.
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 Soccer Kansas City
January 17 - Drafted four players in the MLS SuperDraft - Taylor Graham of Stanford in the fourth round (33rd overall), Jack Jewsbury of Saint Louis in the fifth round (43rd overall), Kevin Friedland of SMU in the sixth round (53rd overall) and Byron Carmichael in the sixth round (60th overall).
Three draft picks from the 2003 SuperDraft were also signed to the developmental squad.
Defender Taylor Graham, the Wizards' fourth-round pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft, midfielder Jack Jewsbury, the fifth-round pick and defender Kevin Friedland, the sixth-round pick each signed developmental contracts for the 2003 season.
www.soccerkc.com /wizroster03.html   (429 words)

 www.UConnHuskies.com Mens Soccer
The Gala was held in conjunction with the 2003 MLS Cup at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles.
During his breakout year, the University of Connecticut product and No. 18 selection in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft was also called up to the Jamaican National Team and played against world champions Brazil in an international exhibition.
MLS fans, who selected the Pepsi Goal of the Week winner on a weekly basis, also voted for the Pepsi Goal of the Year.
www.uconnhuskies.com /AllStories/MSoccer/2003/11/23/20031123.html   (298 words)

 The Sports Network - Major League Soccer (MLS)
The MetroStars first round pick is now in the hands of Dallas as a result of the Metros trading the pick for the 12th overall pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft.
Columbus traded the "Red and Black" the 17th overall pick in the 2003 SuperDraft, in exchange for the Metros second round pick in the 2004 SuperDraft as well as defender Nelson Akwari.
The "Red and Black" obtained the 49th overall pick in the 2003 SuperDraft in exchange for their sixth round selection in the 2004 SuperDraft.
www.sportsnetwork.com /?c=sportsnetwork&page=soc-mls/news/AHN3000663.htm   (945 words)

 D.C. United   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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.
Mapp, the team's first pick (4th overall) in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft, began working with United on a full-time status in May after completing his high-school studies in Mississippi.
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.
dcunited.blogspot.com /2002_12_22_dcunited_archive.html   (1030 words)

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A native of Honduras, Pineda Chacon was drafted by the Revolution in the second round of the MLS Allocation/Dispersal Draft on January 11, 2002.
L.A. PASADENA, CA (Friday, January 17, 2003) - The 2002 MLS Cup Champion Los Angeles Galaxy acquired the 19th overall pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft and the rights to Honduran forward Alex Pineda Chacon from the New England Revolution, it was announced today by Galaxy VP/General Manager Doug Hamilton.
The 2002 MLS Cup Champions begin their eighth MLS regular season on Saturday, April 5 at 1:00 pm (PT) when they take on the Columbus Crew at Crew Stadium in a match that will be televised live nationally on ABC Sports.
www.la-soccer.com /Late_News/prior_press_rels/press_release0301.htm   (10707 words)

 CNNSI.com - Soccer - US - Wolff joins Kansas City as Fire sale continues - Tuesday January 07, 2003 12:44 PM
Peter Nowak, the Fire's captain and all-time assist leader, last week was traded to the New England Revolution for a conditional pick in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft.
He scored a goal in each of his first two career MLS matches during the 1998 season and finished with eight goals and three assists.
Wolff finished third in MLS rookie of the year voting in 1998, as well as becoming the first ever recipient of U.S. Soccer's Young Male Athlete of the Year award.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /soccer/us/news/2003/01/07/wolff_trade   (1100 words)

 MLSnet.com -- The Official Site of Major League Soccer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
KANSAS CITY, MO - Major League Soccer has announced that the 2003 MLS SuperDraft, which will be held in Kansas City on Friday, January 17th, will be open to the public for the first time in the league’s eight-year history.
The first 50 people signed up will receive MLS credentials for a reserved seating area in front of the stage at the 2003 MLS SuperDraft along with food and beverages and a MLS SuperDraft t-shirt.
All fans attending the 2003 MLS SuperDraft are encouraged to wear their “Wizards Blue” and show their support for the Wizards.
www.mlsnet.com /content/02/datastore/kc1216seating.html   (435 words)

 Virginia Men's Soccer Players Alecko Eskandarian, David Comfort, Kenny Arena and Jacob LeBlanc Selected in the 2003 ...
UVa forward Alecko Eskandarian (Montvale, N.J/Bergen Catholic) was selected as the #1 pick overall in first round of the 2003 MLS SuperDraft by D.C. United.
The Cavaliers' David Comfort (Richmond, Va./Monacan), a goalkeeper, was selected as the first pick in the third round as the 21st selection overall by the Dallas Burn.
Martino was selected as the eighth overall pick in the first round by the Columbus Crew, Totten was picked 26th overall in the third round by the Chicago Fire and Leonard was chosen as the 45th player overall in the fourth round by the New England Revolution.
theacc.collegesports.com /sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/011703aab.html   (1503 words)

DENVER (Friday, January 17, 2003) - The Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer acquired four new players at the annual SuperDraft in Kansas City on Friday, picking up defender Jason Cole, forward Alex Blake, midfielder Matt Crawford, and forward Casey Schmidt.
The Rapids were without a pick until the third round, when they made a trade with the Columbus Crew to acquire the 27th overall selection in exchange for Colorado's third round pick in 2004 and their sixth round pick in the 2003 draft.
Colorado's final pick in the 2003 SuperDraft, the 48th overall selection, was used to acquire another forward, 21-year-old Casey Schmidt from Boston College.
www.intermark.com /rapids/rp030117.asp   (559 words)

 Los Angeles GaLAxy Press Releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In three MLS seasons as a player, Vasquez was one of the league's top defensive midfielders and appeared in 87 games (83 starts), recording nine goals and 16 assists for 34 points with the Tampa Bay Mutiny (1996 and 1997) and San Jose Earthquakes (1998).
The Los Angeles Galaxy's appearance in 2003 MLS Cup Playoffs was their eighth in the eight-year history of Major League Soccer.
In three MLS seasons, Vasquez was one of the league's top defensive midfielders and appeared in 87 games (83 starts), recording nine goals and 16 assists for 34 points with the Tampa Bay Mutiny (1996 and 1997) and San Jose Earthquakes (1998).
www.la-soccer.com /Late_News/prior_press_rels/press_release0401.htm   (10767 words)

 Cochrane and Cronin Each Drafted by San Jose Earthquakes :: Former Broncos go 5th and 10th overall in the MLS ...
Ryan Cochrane was taken with the fifth overall draft pick by the San Jose Earthquakes in Friday's MLS Superdraft.
The duo helped the Broncos to the 2003 West Coast Conference Championship with their 5-1 league mark while also helping SCU to a 13-3-3 record during the regular season.
Their departure for the Broncos came at an unfortunate time, but head coach Cameron Rast was able to rally his troops for a magical run in the NCAA Tournament.
santaclarabroncos.ocsn.com /sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/011604aaa.html   (460 words)

 Wizards acquire Jimmy Conrad, draft four others in 2003 MLS SuperDraft
In exchange for Conrad, Kansas City traded their 2nd round pick, 13th overall, in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft and a conditional pick in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft.
Conrad, 25, began his MLS career in 1999 when he was signed by the then-San Jose Clash as a discovery player.
The Wizards traded their natural 6th round pick in 2004 MLS SuperDraft to Los Angeles in exchange for the 60th and final overall pick in this years draft.
www.mysoccer.com /mls3/kc0118.phtml   (564 words)

 Welcome to GoLive CyberStudio
Singing the national anthems for the 2003 Pepsi MLS All-Star Game is bilingual adult contemporary sensation Jaci Velasquez, a 24-year-old singer and actress who boasts a trio of platinum albums and two gold albums, as well as a total of 16 #1 singles in her career, two of which were Spanish-language.
Captain of the 2002 MLS Cup Champions, Jones is the team's heart and soul, sustaining a team that struggled through the first games of the season with his versatile play in attack.
The 2003 Pepsi MLS All-Stars were elected through voting by (a) fans, (b) media, (c) players and (d) coaches and general managers with each representing 25 percent of the final tally.
www.la-soccer.com /Late_News/prior_press_rels/press_release0307.htm   (19505 words)

 Galaxy Select Torres in MLS Draft :: LMU's all-time leading scorer was taken with the 19th overall pick in the 2003 ...
Galaxy Select Torres in MLS Draft :: LMU's all-time leading scorer was taken with the 19th overall pick in the 2003 SuperDraft.
LMU's all-time leading scorer was taken with the 19th overall pick in the 2003 SuperDraft.
Los Angeles, CA (Jan. 17) - Senior Arturo Torres was selected by the Los Angeles Galaxy with the 19th overall pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft held at the Convention Center in Kansas City, Mo., on Friday afternoon.
www.lmulions.com /sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/011703aaa.html   (344 words)

 mls soccer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
MLS : One-Man Wrecking Crew Article added on Monday, Oct 06, 2003 It took a little prodding from the coach's son, but the Chicago Fire had the steal of the 2003 MLS SuperDraft, picking Damani Ralph with the 18th selection.
MLS : One-Man Wrecking Crew DON'T BE CONFUSED ABOUT DAMANI RALPH; the sequence of names is correct as presented, but if you got them mixed up, you wouldn't be the first one.
2003 Women's World Cup CloseUp: Renaissance Woman Article added on Monday, Oct 06, 2003 She's a legend on the soccer field, but U.S. captain Julie Foudy means so much more away from the game, where her her work on behalf of women's sports and labor issues has made her presidential material.
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 www.UConnHuskies.com Mens Soccer
The Earthquakes have won two of the last three MLS Cup Championships including the 2003 title with a 4-2 triumph over the Chicago Fire in the Championship Game.
In 2003, current MLS Rookie of the Year Damani Ralph was drafted by the Chicago Fire and Shavar Thomas joined the Dallas Burn.
In 2002, Chris Gbandi was the overall No. 1 draft pick by the Dallas Burn in the SuperDraft, and was joined by Sam Forko and Mansour Ndiaye who were drafted by the NY/NJ Metro Stars and Bryheem Hancock who joined the Los Angeles Galaxy.
www.uconnhuskies.com /AllStories/MSoccer/2004/01/16/20040116.html   (339 words)

 Kevin Richards And Justin Detter Selected During The MLS SuperDraft :: Richards picked 35th overall by Colorado, Detter ...
Kevin Richards (Warwick, Bermuda) became the first-ever Notre Dame player to be selected in the MLS draft, getting the call at the fifth pick in round four (35th overall).
The 2003 BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Offensive Player, he earned first-team all-conference honors and led the team with 14 goals and 33 points last season.
While Richards and Detter become the first Irish players selected by the MLS, teammate and classmate Chad Riley beat them to the draft punch back on Dec. 12, 2003...
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 Seton Hall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Combine was held from Jan. 12-14 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where general managers and coaching staffs from all 10 MLS organizations were in attendance to scout the talent.
As a result of the 2003 MLS SuperDraft, teams have until Jan. 21 to cut their rosters to 29 players.
For more information on the 2003 MLS SuperDraft, click on www.mlsnet.com or contact Assistant Sports Information Director Kevin Fischer at (973) 761-9493 or via email at fischeke@shu.edu.
www.shupirates.com /sports/msoccer/release.asp?RELEASE_ID=1288   (359 words)

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