SuperDraft History

Here is the list of Columbus Crew SC First Round Draft choices from the first-ever selection in 1996 (Brian McBride) to last year's pick (Sergio Campbell). Who will the Black & Gold select with the 19th pick during the 2016 MLS SuperDraft in Baltimore on January 14? Follow our coverage here.

1996 Inaugural MLS Draft

#1 Overall - Brian McBride
Position: Forward
College: St. Louis
McBride played eight seasons and ranks second all-time in Crew SC history with 62 goals. He was the inaugural inductee into the club's Circle of Honor.

1997 College Draft

#3 - Rob Jachym
Position: Midfielder
College: Hartford
Jachym played in only two matches for Columbus, then went on loan to the Milwaukee Rampage of the USISL A-League.

1998 College Draft

#9 - Jeff Cunningham
Position: Forward
College: South Florida
Now Major League Soccer's second all-time leading goalscorer with 134 goals, Cunningham is also the Black & Gold's all-time leading goalscorer with 64 goals.

1999 College Draft

#9 - Matt Chulis
Position: Defender
College: Virginia
Chulis appeared in 10 matches over two seasons with the Black & Gold before signing with the Chicago Fire in 2001, followed by the Portland Timbers of the USL.

2000 MLS SuperDraft

#3 - TRADED*
*Crew SC traded #3 pick to Dallas in exchange for forward Dante Washington.

2001 MLS SuperDraft

#10 - Duncan Oughton*
Position: Midfielder/Forward
College: Cal St. Fullerton
*Crew SC traded #3 pick to D.C. in exchange for the #10 pick and goalkeeper Tom Presthus
The Kiwi appeared in 135 matches with three goals in 10 years. Oughton retired in 2011 to become Assistant to the Technical Director and a TV analyst. 

2002 MLS SuperDraft

#8 - Kyle Martino
Position: Midfielder
College: Virginia
Martino appeared in 106 matches for the Black & Gold with 10 goals in four seasons. In 2002, he was awarded the MLS Rookie of the Year Award. Since retiring from MLS, Martino went on to join the broadcast ranks of Fox Soccer and NBC Sports Network to cover MLS, Barclays Premier League and the U.S. Men's National Team. 

2003 MLS SuperDraft

#7 - Diego Walsh
Position: Midfielder
College: Southern Methodist
Walsh appeared in 14 matches in his rookie season, notching one goal on the year. Following the season, the SMU product was traded to Kansas City in 2004. Walsh last played for TOT S.C. in the Thai Premier League.

2004 MLS SuperDraft

#2 - Chad Marshall
Position: Defender
College: Stanford
 An anchor in central defense, Marshall earned 250 starts, 16 goals, two Supporters' Shields and an MLS Cup with Crew SC. He was also named a two-time MLS Defender of the Year while earning multiple All-Star selections in his 10-year career with the Black & Gold. The centerback was traded to Seattle Sounders FC following the 2013 season.

2005 MLS SuperDraft

#8 - TRADED*
*Crew SC traded its first round selection (No. 8 overall) to LA in exchange for midfielder Simon Elliott.

2006 MLS SuperDraft

#3 - Jason Garey
Position: Forward
College: Maryland
Garey appeared in 83 matches, scoring 15 goals from 2006 to 2010 before being traded to Houston before the 2011 season.

#9 - Kei Kamara
Position: Forward
College: Cal State Dominguez Hills
The Sierra Leone international appeared in 36 matches with five goals from 2006 to 2007. Kamara was traded in 2008 to San Jose in exchange for midfielder Brian Carroll. Kamara re-joined Crew SC for the 2015 season after playing for Middlesborough in the English Championship. He scored 22 regular-season and four postseason goals in his first year back with the Black & Gold.

2007 MLS SuperDraft

#2 - TRADED*
*Crew SC traded its first-round selection (No. 2 overall) to Chicago, along with forward Ryan Coiner, in exchange for forward Andy Herron.

2008 MLS SuperDraft

#6 - Andy Iro
Position: Defender
College: UC Santa Barbara
The big defender from Liverpool tallied five goals in 58 appearances from 2008 to 2011 before being traded during the 2011 season along with Leandre Griffit to Toronto in exchange for midfielder Tony Tchani.

2009 MLS SuperDraft

#15 - TRADED*
*Crew SC traded its first-round selection (No. 15 overall) to New England in exchange for forward Pat Noonan.

2010 MLS SuperDraft

#8 - Dilly Duka*
Position: Midfielder
College: Rutgers
*Crew SC acquired #8 selection from Colorado in exchange for forward Pat Noonan.
Duka appeared in 45 matches with two goals and five assists in three seasons with Columbus. The winger was traded to the Chicago Fire in exchange for Dominic Oduro shortly after the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.

#12 - Bright Dike
Position: Forward
College: Notre Dame
Bright Dike was waived before the season and signed with the Portland Timbers in 2010.

2011 MLS SuperDraft

#12 - Rich Balchan
Position: Defender
College: Indiana
Rich Balchan appeared in 19 matches scoring one goal in his rookie season before being hampered with injuries.
#15 - Justin Meram*
Position: Midfielder
College: Michigan
*Crew SC acquired #15 selection from San Jose in exchange for forward Steven Lenhart.
Meram has appeared in 121 matches in five seasons while tallying 19 goals and 13 assists.

2012 MLS SuperDraft

#10 - Ethan Finlay
Position: Midfielder
College: Creighton
The Creighton product has appeared in 97 matches, scoring 23 goals and adding 20 assists during his four seasons with the Black & Gold.

2013 MLS SuperDraft

#9 - Ryan Finley
Position: Forward
College: Notre Dame
Selected ninth overall in 2013, Finley made 14 appearances while scoring one goal and contributing one assist for the Black & Gold. He was traded to Chivas USA during the 2014 season.

2014 MLS SuperDraft

#4 - TRADED*
*Crew SC traded its first round selection (No. 4 overall) to New England in exchange for the right to sign defender Michael Parkhurst.

#14 (from LA Galaxy) - Ben Sweat
Position: Defender
College: South Florida
Sweat started, and added an assist, in Columbus' Fifth Round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup loss to the Chicago Fire. He was waived prior to the 2015 season.

2015 MLS SuperDraft

#19 - Sergio Campbell
Position: Defender
College: Connecticut
In his rookie season, Campbell made his MLS debut for Crew SC against the Philadelphia Union on June 3, 2015.