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1998 A-League Draft Results
February 3rd, 1998 12AM

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Here are the results of the 1998 A-League Draft

First Round (Territorial)

Pick/Team Selection Position School
1. Albuquerque Geckos Justin Sells F New Mexico
2. San Francisco Bay Seals Keith Ratzburg MF San Francisco
3. California Jaguars Mario Sanchez MF Fresno State
4. Charleston Battery Clint Mathis MF South Carolina
5. Atlanta Ruckus Mike Burrell GK Georgia Southern
6. Cincinnati Riverhawks Jason Began MF Bowling Green
7. Connecticut Wolves-a Chris Houser D So. Connecticut
8. El Paso Patriots Daniel Hernandez MF SMU
9. Long Island Rough Riders Steve Franzke D American
10. Minnesota Thunder Leo Cullen D Maryland
11. Jacksonville Cyclones Jeff Cunningham F South Florida
12. Long Island Rough Riders Jesse Van Saun F St. John's
13. Milwaukee Rampage Drew Watzka F Marquette
14. Minnesota Thunder Dan Welch GK Macalester
15. Montreal Impact Sandro Grande MF Vanier
16. Nashville Metros Tony Kuhn F Vanderbilt
17. New Orleans Storm Lester Felician F Jackson (PDSL)
18. Orange Cty. Zodiac Sheldon Thomas F Cal State Fullerton
19. Raleigh Flyers Pablo Mastroeni MF N.C. State
20. Richmond Kickers Scott Pearson F American
21. Rochester Raging Rhinos Josh Freeman GK Syracuse
22. San Diego Flash Jamie Munro MF San Diego
23. Seattle Sounders Bill May GK Washington
24. Staten Island Vipers-a Kevin Daly D St. John's
25. Toronto Lynx Theo Zagar GK Univ. of Toronto
26. Vancouver 86ers Alfredo Vallente MF Alfa H.S.
27. Worcester Wildfire Matt Hammond MF Boston Univ.
a-Connecticut traded the rights to Chris Houser to Staten Islan for the rights to Kevin Daly.

Second Round

Pick/Team Selection Position School
1. Staten Island Vipers Mark Moore D New Hampshire
2. Hampton Roads Mariners Junior Noel D Mobile
3. San Diego Flash Bryan Hill F Univ. of New England
4. Albuquerque Geckos Pete Santora D Furman
5. CIncinnati Riverhawks Jason Cairns F Coll. of New Jersey
6. Nashville Metros Kevin Quigley MF Saint Louis
7. Jacksonville Cyclones Chris Klein MF Indiana
8. El Paso Patriots Dan Pucci MF Babson
9. Worcester Wildfire Itai Mor MF So. Connecticut
10. Raleigh Flyers Avery John D American
11. Connecticut Wolves Tom McLaughlin F/MF Harvard
12. Atlanta Ruckus Zion Renfurm D Creighton
13. Orange Cty. Zodiac Charlie Lynch MF Cal State Fullerton
14. Charleston Battery Carey Talley MF North Carolina
15. Hershey Wildcats Cesidio Colasante F LaSalle
16. Nashville Metros Greg Meyers GK Colorado-Colo. Springs
17. Toronto Lynx Joe Mattacchione D/MF Alabama-Birmingham
18. New Orleans Storm Craig Scheer MF/F Ill.-Springfield
19. Rochester Raging Rhinos Andy Kwon MF/F Duke
20. Hampton Roads Mariners Tony Williams D Clemson
21. Richmond Kickers Caleb Porter D Indiana
22. Vancouver 86ers Davide Xausa F Portland
23. Seattle Sounders Ian Russell MF Washington
24. California Jaguars Greg Connell GK Cal Poly-SLO
25. Hershey Wildcats Jeremy Ransom GK Presbyterian
26. Staten Island Vipers Patrick Mulcahy D Rhode Island
27. Milwaukee Rampage Rich Kotschau D George Mason

Third Round

Pick/Team Selection Position School
1. Milwaukee Rampage Todd Wilson GK Wisconsin
2. Montreal impact Daniel Falcone MF/F Portland
3. Hershey Wildcats Geoff Honeysett MF/F James Madison
4. California Jaguars Scott Holmes D Cal Poly-SLO
5. Seattle Sounders Tom Hardy D Seattle
6. Toronto Lynx Joe Drajanic D Alabama-Birmingham
7. RIchmond Kickers Jason Boyce F Washington
8. Hampton Roads Mariners Sam Franklin D Virginia
9. Rochester Raging Rhinos Mike Petke D So. Connecticut
10. New Orleans Storm Matt Caution F SW Missouri
11. Toronto Lynx Chris Pozniak MF Scarborough H.S.
12. San Francisco Bay Seals Joe Cannon GK Santa Clara
13. Hershey Wildcats R.T. Moore D Maryland
14. Charleston Battery Tyrone Marshall F Florida Int'l.
15. Orange County Zodiac Joe Munoz MF Cal State Bakersfield
16. Atlanta Ruckus Bobby McDaniel MF Georgia Southern
17. Connecticut Wolves Nick Bone F Boston Univ.
18. Raleigh Flyers Ian Hooper MF N.C. State
19. Worcester Wildfire Anthony Latronica GK Rhode Island
20. El Paso Patriots Matt Harmer D Pfeiffer
21. Jacksonville Cyclones Ben Parry D UNC Charlotte
22. San Francisco Bay Seals Derek Harris F Santa Clara
23. Cincinnati Riverhawks Sean McBride MF Birmingham Southern
24. Albuquerque Geckos Todd Jackson MF Furman
25. San Diego Flash P.J. Brown D Azusa Pacific
26. Long Island Rough Riders Billy Walsh MF Rutgers
27. Staten Island Vipers Ian Checcio MF Rutgers
Note: Teams have 14 days to make an offer to a drafted player and 21 days to sign him before the player becomes a free agent. For a player also selected in the MLS draft, the A-League team that drafted him holds the rights of negotiation . If the player is released by the MLS club, the A-league team has seven days to make an offer and 14 to sign the player before he becomes a free agent.


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