Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Players galore picked in Supplemental Draft
by Ridge Mahoney, January 25th, 2008 7AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS WATCH] Most of the players expected to be picked in the SuperDraft who weren't selected did get snagged in the Supplemental Draft held Thursday by conference call, and they weren't alone. The 14 teams picked 51 players, with only Toronto FC showing restraint.

TFC took Ohio State striker Xavier Balc - one of the SuperDraft Snubbed - with its first pick and passed in the other three rounds. Nine teams picked one player apiece in each of the eight rounds and Chicago, which had accumulated extra picks through trades, grabbed six.

Among those prominent names not picked in the SuperDraft who did find a team in the first Supplemental round are forward Kevin Forrest (Washington), taken by Colorado; defender Brandon Owens (UCLA), en route to D.C. United; and midfielder Pat Healey (Towson State), picked by Kansas City.

FC Dallas claimed Virginia forward Yannick Ryering in the second round, and Chivas USA picked up North Carolina State striker El-Hadji Cisse in the third phase. Real Salt Lake and D.C. United each took three players, FC Dallas came away with two.

Teams are permitted to start training Saturday, though some will commence next weekend. Teams are permitted to carry 18 players on the regular roster and 10 more on a developmental squad, and by March 3 they must be roster and salary-cap compliant, with the cap number reportedly set at approximately $2.2 million, though the league has not confirmed any official figure.

Houston and Los Angeles will be the first teams to play real games. They contest the Pan Pacific Championship against J-League and A-League competition in Hawaii next month. Houston and D.C. United open play in the CONCACAF Champions' Cup in March.

TEAM-BY-TEAM SELECTIONS:

Chicago Fire (6): M Kai Kasiguran (Messiah), F Adrian Bumbut (Liberty), M Zach Pope (Duke), D Steve Bode (Wisconsin-Milwaukee), M Timothy Conway (Nyack), GK Melford James Jr. (Montevallo).

Chivas USA (4): F Kraig Chiles (San Diego State), F Javier Ayala-Hill (California), M El Hadj-Cisse (North Carolina State), D Andre Sherard (North Carolina).

Colorado Rapids (4): F Kevin Forrest (Washington), M Cesar Zambrano (UIC), GK Mike Graczyk (New Mexico), M Daniel Antunez (Hartford),

Columbus Crew (4): GK Billy Chiles (Towson State), M Corey Elenio (Evansville), F Lukasz Tumicz (Rhode Island), F/D Zola Short (Virginia).

D.C. United (3): D Brandon Owens (UCLA), M Dan Stratford (West Virginia ), GK James Thorpe (Franklin Pierce).

FC Dallas (2): F Yannick Reyering (Virginia), M/D Ben Shuleva (SMU).

Houston Dynamo (4): M Johnny Alcaraz (Westmont), F Craig Thompson (Colorado School of Mines), M Kieran Hall (Fort Lewis), F James Georgeff (Central Florida).

Kansas City Wizards (4): M Pat Healey (Towson), M Vicente Arze (Mercer CC), M Tom Gray (Monmouth), GK Andrew Kartunen (Stanford).

Los Angeles Galaxy (4): D Michael Gavin (Portland), GK Charles Alamo (UC Riverside), D Greg Folk (UCLA), F/M Daniel De Geer (San Francisco).

New England Revolution (4): F Mkokheli Dube (Coastal Carolina), D Chris Tierney (Virginia), M Kyle Altman (Trinity, Texas), F Saidi Isaac (Winthrop).

New York Red Bulls (4): M Danleigh Borman (Rhode Island), M Michael Palacio (Stony Brook), D John Gilkerson (Winthrop), D/M Manuel Laurent (Brown).

Real Salt Lake (3): F Tino Nunez (UC Santa Barbara), M Kevin Reiman (Michigan State), F Kenny Anaba (Cincinnati).

San Jose Earthquakes (4): F Adam Smarte (UC Santa Cruz), F Tim Bohnenkamp (Creighton), D Greg Curry (UC Santa Barbara), D Tim Jepsen (Duke).

Toronto FC (1): F Xavier Balc (Ohio State).



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Gallardo shines as U.S. U-17s rout Cuba     
Joe Gallardo, who suffered a broken shinbone last August, scored a hat trick as the USA ...
Garber: 'Nobody's looking for a work stoppage'    
Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston on Friday, MLS commissioner Don Garber ...
What They're Saying: Univision's Juan Carlos Rodriguez    
"If the rights are already fixed, there's little incentive to FIFA to award 2026 to the ...
2015 MLS Preseason Action    
The MLS preseason wraps up on Saturday with 18 of 20 teams in action, all but ...
MLS issues record fine to owner Dell Loy Hansen    
One MLS owner, Real Salt Salt's Dell Loy Hansen, has not been shy about expressing his ...
id2 tour kicks off Monday in Argentina    
The id2 National Selection will kick off its tour of Argentina with the first of four ...
Concacaf Under-17 Championship television schedule    
The USA kicks off play in the Concacaf Under-17 Championship Friday against Cuba in San Pedro ...
USA enjoys long history of U-17 regional success    
The U.S. U-17s will get a chance at the 2015 Concacaf Under-17 Championship to avenge the ...
D.C. United sadly outclassed in Costa Rica    
Alajuelense jumped on top early and pounded D.C. United, 5-2, in the first leg of their ...
What They're Saying: Luis Suarez    
"I do not understand why they [the English media] want to do this. They want to ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives