MLS: Nineteen Waived in March 1 Roster Cuts
The following players were waived by MLS teams March 1 in order to reach the 22-player roster limit:
Chicago Fire -- Paul Lekics (MF), Steve Patterson (F).
Colorado Rapids -- Tayt Ianni (D), Julio Cengarle (MF).
Columbus Crew -- none.
Dallas Burn -- Chris Fox (D), Matt Caution (F), Ernest Inneh (F).
D.C. United -- none.
Kansas City Wizards -- Tom Hardy (D), Rodney Rambo (D), Mario Sanchez (MF).
Los Angeles Galaxy -- Marco Ferruzzi (MF), Cesar Alvarado (F), Amos Magee (F).
MetroStars -- Sal Leanti (D).
Miami Fusion -- none.
New England Revolution -- Dave Salzwedel (GK), Steve Klein (MF).
San Jose Clash -- Eddie Soto (F).
Tampa Bay Mutiny -- Bill May (GK), Brad Wilson (MF).
In the resulting waiver draft, the only player selected was Brad Wilson, who was chosen by the Chicago Fire.
Three players -- Cesidio Colasante (MetroStars), Tom McLaughlin (New England) and Daniel Hernandez (Los Angeles) -- are college-protected and will continue to train with their teams in an attempt to make the roster.
Project-40 players do not count against a team's active roster limit. MLS teams will need to cut their rosters to 20 players by April 1, 1998. World Cup relief is available via the format posted in a story on March 1.
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