MLS: 1997 Collegiate Draft Results (Feb. 2)

The following are the results of the 1997 MLS Collegiate Draft

First Round

No. Team Selection Pos. College
1 Colorado Tahj Jakins D UCLA
2 Tampa Bay Mike Fisher MF Virginia
3 Columbus Rob Jachym MF Hartford
4 San Jose Alberto Montoya MF Santa Clara
5 MetroStars Brian Kelly F Duke
6 Dallas Temoc Suarez F North Carolina
7 Kansas City Brian Johnson MF Fresno State
8 Tampa Bay Mike Mekelburg MF South Florida
9 Los Angeles Steve Jolley MF William & Mary
10 D.C. United Danny Care D Clemson

Note: Tampa Bay received New England's first-round pick as compensation for the signing of coach Thomas Rongen.

Second Round

No. Team Selection Pos. College
11 Colorado Ross Paule MF Creighton
12 New England Scott Coufal GK Indiana
13 Columbus John Smith F Rollins
14 San Jose Jason Annichero D Santa Clara
15 MetroStars Will Kohler MF Harvard
16 Dallas Alan Branigan D Rutgers
17 Kansas City Ike Udeh F Alabama A&M
18 Tampa Bay PASS - -
19 Los Angeles Shawn Boney MF So. Connecticut
20 D.C. United Tom Presthus GK SMU

Third Round

No. Team Selection Pos. College
21 Colorado Mike Feniger F East Stroudsburg
22 New England Steve Klein MF Bowling Green
23 Columbus Crew Todd DeNault F South Florida
24 San Jose Chris McDonald MF San Francisco
25 MetroStars Andrew Lewis D Princeton
26 New England* J.T. Roberts MF No. Kentucky
27 Kansas City Jake Joy MF Midwestern
28 Tampa Bay Musa Shannon F Robert Morris
29 Los Angeles Kevin Hartman GK UCLA
30 D.C. United Brandon Leib D Georgetown

*-Dallas traded its first pick in the Supplemental Draft (#3, which it had received from Columbus for the allocation spot that turned out to be Brad Friedel) and its third-round pick in the college draft to New England for the Revolution's first-round pick in the supplemental draft (#2).

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