Major League Soccer's 10 charter teams today turned in their list of players who will be available for the league's 1998 Expansion Draft. The Chicago Fire and Miami Fusion, the league's two 1998 expansion teams, will participate in the 12-round draft on Thursday, November 6 at 1:00 p.m. ET. On Oct. 24, Chicago won the right to pick first in each of the 12 rounds of the 1998 MLS Expansion Draft. Each of the 10 charter MLS teams were required to make a minimum of 10 players available to the 1998 Expansion Draft; teams which exceed the limit of the 20-man active roster (due to injured reserve or other circumstances) were required to increase the number of available players accordingly. New England, Tampa Bay, Dallas and D.C. United had to make more than 10 players available for the draft.
Wizards, Crew make tradeThe Kansas City Wizards traded forward/midfielder Frank Klopas to the Columbus Crew for forward Pete Marino. Klopas, who started 24 games for the Wizards in 1997, had 5 goals and 7 assists, while "Sneaky Pete," the Crew's super-sub, led the team with 20 points.
Team Rosters for Expansion DraftCOLORADO RAPIDS Available --MF Rafael Amaya, D Brian Bates, MF Tote Castaneda, GK Paul Grafer, MF Sean Henderson, D Tahj Jakins, D Matt Kmosko, D Chris Martinez, F Steve Patterson, F Steve Rammel. Protected --D Marcelo Balboa, MF Paul Bravo, GK Marcus Hahnemann, F Wolde Harris, MF Chris Henderson, MF David Patino, MF Ross Paule, F Adrian Paz, D Steve Trittschuh, D Peter Vermes, MF Joey DiGiamarino (project-40). COLUMBUS CREW Available --F Marcelo Carrera, D Michael Clark, MF Jason Farrell, D Janusz Michallik, D Sergio Miguez, MF Jorge Salcedo, MF Rob Smith, F Billy Thompson, F A.J. Wood, GK David Winner. Protected --D Thomas Dooley, D Ansil Elcock, GK Brad Friedel, MF Doctor Khumalo, F Frank Klopas, D Mike Lapper, MF Brian Maisonneuve, F Brian McBride, MF Robert Warzycha, MF/D Todd Yeagley, D Ubusuku Abukusumo (project-40). DALLAS BURN Available --GK Jeff Cassar, D Eric Dade, MF Richard Farrer, MF Jorge Flores, F Brian Haynes, GK Garth Lagerwey, D Joey Martinez, MF Daniel Peinado, D Tom Soehn, F Temoc Suarez, D Wade Webber. Protected --F Damian Alvarez, GK Mark Dodd, MF/F Ted Eck, MF/F Gerell Elliott, MF Jason Kreis, D Brandon Pollard, D Jorge Rodriguez, D/MF Mark Santel, MF Alain Sutter, F Dante Washington, F Juan Sastoque (project-40). D.C. UNITED Available --GK Scott Garlick, MF/D Ben Iroha, MF Brian Kamler, D Kris Kelderman, MF Jesse Marsch, D Clint Peay, MF John Maessner, GK Tom Presthus, GK Mark Simpson, D David Vaudreuil, F Roy Wegerle. Protected --D Jeff Agoos, F Raul Diaz Arce, MF Marco Etcheverry, D Mario Gori, MF John Harkes, D Carlos Llamosa, F Jaime Moreno, D Eddie Pope, MF Tony Sanneh, MF Richie Williams. D.C. United (NOT available) KANSAS CITY WIZARDS Available --D Jake Dancy, D John Debrito, D/MF Diego Gutierrez, MF Brian Johnson, D Steve Pittman, D Edmundo Rodriguez, D Dion Sebwe, GK Chris Snitko, D Scott Uderitz, F Paul Wright. Protected --GK Mike Ammann, D Sean Bowers, MF Mark Chung, MF/F Mo Johnston, F Pete Marino, D Matt McKeon, D Uche Okafor, MF Preki, F Digital Takawira, MF Ryan Tinsley, MF Nino Da Silva (project-40). LOS ANGELES GALAXY Available --D Paul Caligiuri, D Ezra Hendrickson, GK Kevin Hartman, F Guillermo Jara, MF Steve Jolley, F Harut Karapetyan, D Peter Lak, MF Gerardo Laterza, D Danny Pena, F Brian Taylor, D Jose Vasquez. Protected --MF Chris Armas, D Dan Calichman, GK/F Jorge Campos, MF Mauricio Cienfuegos, D Robin Fraser, F Eduardo Hurtado, MF Cobi Jones, MF Martin Machon, MF Greg Vanney, MF/F Welton, F Jose Botello (project-40). METROSTARS Available --D Brian Bliss, MF Braeden Cloutier, D Cristian da Silva, D Matt Knowles, MF Manny Lagos, D Andrew Lewis, D Joao Luiz, GK Zach Thornton, D Jeff Zaun, D Kerry Zavagnin. Protected --F Shaun Bartlett, F Antony De Avila, D Rhett Harty, F Miles Joseph, MF Brian Kelly, GK Tony Meola, MF Tab Ramos, F Giovanni Savarese, D Mark Semioli, MF Mike Sorber, MF Carlos Parra (project-40). NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION Available --GK Jeff Causey, GK Scott Coufal, F Giuseppe Galderisi, D Erik Imler, F Rob Jachym, MF John Kerr, Jr., MF Steve Klein, MF/F Alberto Naveda, D Francis Okaroh, F/MF Darren Sawatzky, MF Evans Wise. Protected --MF Imad Baba, D/MF Mike Burns, D Ted Chronopoulos, MF Alejandro Farias, F Paul Keegan, D Alexi Lalas, MF Ivan McKinley, MF/F Joe-Max Moore, D Leonardo Squadrone, GK Walter Zenga, D Brian Dunseth (project-40). New England (NOT available) TAMPA BAY MUTINY Available --MF Derek Backman, GK Scott Budnick, F Chiquinho Conde, GK Mark Dougherty, MF Marco Ferruzzi, D Adam Frye, MF Sam George, D Bill Harte, D Cle Kooiman, F Alan Prampin, MF/F Musa Shannon, MF Nelson Vargas. Protected --D Mike Duhaney, MF/F Gilmar, D Frankie Hejduk, F Roy Lassiter, MF Steve Ralston, MF Carlos Valderrama, MF Martin Vasquez, D Frank Yallop, MF Joao Batista (IR), F Jacek Ziober (IR), F Eric Quill (project-40). Tampa Bay (NOT available) SAN JOSE CLASH Available --D Ramiro Corrales, D Troy Dayak, D Oscar Draguicevich, MF Dominic Kinnear, D Tim Martin, MF Shawn Medved, D Curt Onalfo, GK Dave Salzwedel, MF/F Christopher Sullivan, MF Istvan Urbanyi. Protected --F Jeff Baicher, MF/F Ronald Cerritos, D Arnold Cruz, D John Doyle, D Michael Emenalo, GK David Kramer, MF Eddie Lewis, F Lawrence Lozzano, F Eric Wynalda, MF Zico, MF Esmundo Rodriguez (project-40).
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