Draft History

1996 MLS DRAFTS    
Inaugural Draft (Feb. 6-7, 1996)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. College
1 1 1 Brian McBride F St. Louis
2 1 11 Mark Watson D -
3 1 21 Billy Thompson F UCLA
4 1 31 Michael Clark D Indiana
5 1 41 Bo Oshoniyi GK So. Conn.
6 1 51 Brandon Ward M Indiana
7 1 61 Janusz Michallik D -
8 1 71 Todd Yeagley M Indiana
9 1 81 Ramiro Corrales D -
10 1 91 Marcelo Carrera M -
11 1 101 Shane Battelle D St. Louis
12 1 111 Pete Marino F Brevard C.C.
13 1 121 Paul Young M Syracuse
14 1 131 Laurence Piturro D So. Conn.
15 1 141 Todd Haskins M N. Carolina
16 1 151 Manny Catana M Park College
           
College Draft (March 4, 1996)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. College
1 10 10 Mac Cozier F UNC-Charlotte
2 10 20 Ricci Greenwood F Seattle Pacific
3 10 30 Todd Miller M Westminister C.
           
Supplemental Draft (March 4, 1996)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
1 10 10 Paul Caligiuri D UCLA
2 3 13* Michael Robles M Glendale C.C.
2nd 10 20 Rob Smith M South Carolina
3rd 10 30 Kevin East GK Keane
* Acquired from San Jose in exchange for Ramiro Corrales    
           
1997 MLS DRAFTS    
College Draft (Feb. 1-2, 1997)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. College
1 3 3 Rob Jachym M Hartford
2 3 13 John Smith F Rollins College
3 3 23 Todd DeNault F South Florida
           
Supplemental Draft (Feb. 2, 1997)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
2 3 13 Jason Farrell M Seattle Pacific
3 8 28* Billy Clifford D Charleston
* Tampa Bay sent its second pick of the third round of the 1997 Supplemental Draft (No. 28 overall) to Columbus for the Crew’s third-round pick in the 1998 Supplemental Draft.    
           
Waiver Draft          
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
1     Mark Dougherty GK Tampa Bay
           
1998 MLS DRAFTS    
College Draft (Jan. 31, 1998)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. College
1 9 9 Jeff Cunningham F South Florida
2 9 21 Andrew Gregor M Portland
2 12 24* Henrik Nebrilius F Tampa
3 9 33 Nick Thesolff M UCLA
* Crew acquired the No. 24 overall college draft pick from D.C. in exchange for the Crew’s second-round pick of the 1999 College Draft.    
           
Supplemental Draft (Feb. 1, 1998)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
1 12 12 Brandon Ward M Richmond (A-L)
2 9 21 Scott Cannon D Richmond (A-L)
           
1999 MLS DRAFTS    
College Draft (Feb. 7, 1999)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. College
1 9 9 Matt Chulis D Virginia
2 6 18* Jeff Bilyk M Clemson
3 9 33 Randy Merkel D Maryland
* Crew obtained the No. 18 overall pick from Miami in exchange for D/M Matt Kmosko and the Crew’s 2000 first-round college pick (a pick later sent to Kansas City as part of a Fusion/Wizards deal in the first round).    
           
Supplemental Draft (Feb. 7, 1999)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
1 9 9 Mike Butler F W. Mass.(D3P)
2 9 21 John DeBrito M K.C. (MLS)
3 9 33 Craig Yacks M Cincinnati (A-L)
           
Waiver Draft (Nov. 24, 1999)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
4 9 9 Mario Gori D New Eng. (MLS)
           
2000 MLS SUPERDRAFT (Feb. 6, 2000)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
1 3 3* TRADE    
2 9 21 Roland Aguilera M Tahuichi Acad.
3 9 33 Brian Winters M Portland
4 9 45 Christof Lindenmayer F Loyola College
5 9 57 Dominic Schell D Univ. of Mobile
6 9 69 PASS    
* Dallas obtained the No. 3 overall pick from the Crew in exchange for forward Dante Washington. Colorado later obtained the No. 3 overall pick from Dallas in exchange for the No. 5 overall pick and Colorado’s first-round SuperDraft pick in 2001.
           
2001 MLS SUPERDRAFT (Feb. 5, 2001)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
1 10 10* Duncan Oughton M/F Cal St. Fullerton
3 3 27 Edson Buddle F Long Is. (A-L)
3 6 30 Kevin Adams D Joe Pub. (T&T)
4 3 39 McKinley Tennyson F UCLA
5 3 51 Scott Powers M Brown Univ.
6 3 63 Phil Karn F Pittsburgh (A-L)
* Crew traded the third pick of the first round to D.C. in exchange for the No. 10 pick and GK Tom Presthus.
           
2002 MLS DRAFTS    
Dispersal Draft (Jan. 11, 2002)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
1 7 7 Brian Dunseth D Miami (MLS)
1 9 9* Eric Denton D Tampa Bay (MLS)
* Crew traded a third-round pick (38th overall) in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft to L.A. in exchange for the 9th pick.
           
Waiver Draft (Jan. 17, 2002)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
1 4 4* Chad McCarty D Tampa Bay (MLS)
* Columbus traded a fifth-round pick (57th overall) in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft to K.C. in exchange for the 4th pick.
           
SuperDraft (Feb. 10, 2002)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
1 8 8 Kyle Martino M Virginia
2 8 20 Jeff Matteo M St. John’s
2 11 23 Jon Busch GK Hershey (A-L)
3 10 35 John Barry Nusum F Furman
4 8 47 Chris Leitch D North Carolina
5 2 51* Christof Lindenmayer M Hershey (A-L)
6 7 67 Scott Leber M/D Stanford
* Columbus traded its sixth-round pick in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft to N.E. in exchange for the 51st pick.
           
2003 MLS Drafts    
SuperDraft (Jan. 17, 2003)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
1 7 7 Diego Walsh M Southern Methodist
2 7 17 TRADED *    
4 7 37 Michael Ritch F Auburn-Mongomery
5 7 47 Guy Abrahamson D/M Rutgers
6 8 58 Jake Traeger ** D Ohio State
* Crew traded its second-round pick (No. 17 overall) to New York in exchange for D Nelson Akwari and N.Y.’s second-round pick in 2004.
** Crew traded its third-round pick (No. 27 overall) to Colorado for their third-round pick in 2004 and their 2003 sixth-round pick.
           
Supplemental Draft (Feb. 28, 2003)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
1 7 7 Ian Joy M Kidderminster (Eng.)
           
2004 MLS Drafts    
SuperDraft (Jan. 16, 2004)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
1 2 2 Chad Marshall D Stanford
2 2 12 Chris Wingert D St. John’s
3 5 25 TRADED *    
4 2 32 Jamal Sutton F SW Missouri St.
5 1 41 Adom Crew F Brown
5 2 42 Luke Vercollone M Seton Hall
6 2 52 Matt Haefner GK Pennsylvania
* Crew traded its third-round pick (No. 25 overall) to Colorado in exchange for 2005 conditional draft pick that Columbus had sent to the Rapids in the Robin Fraser trade, and also obtained the rights to defender Stephen Herdsman.
           
2005 MLS Drafts    
SuperDraft (Jan. 14, 2005)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
2 8 20 Marcus Storey M North Carolina
2 11 23 Domenic Mediate M Maryland
4 8 44 Knox Cameron F Michigan
           
Supplemental Draft (Feb. 24, 2005)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
1 8 8 Matt Oliver D Virginia
1 9 9 Bill Gaudette GK St. John’s
2 8 20 Eric Vasquez M Central Florida (PDL)
3 8 32 Ryan Kelly D St. John’s
4 8 44 Chris Lee F Marquette
           
2006 MLS Drafts    
SuperDraft (Jan. 20, 2006)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
1 3 3 Jason Garey F Maryland
1 9 9 Kei Kamara F Cal State Dominguez Hills
2 1 13 Jed Zayner D Indiana
3 3 27 Brandon Moss M New Mexico
3 9 33 Dayton O’Brien M/F Memphis
4 2 38 Duke Hashimoto M Southern Methodist
           
Supplemental Draft (Jan. 26, 2006)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
1 3 3 Andy Gruenebaum GK Kentucky
2 3 15 David Chun M Southern Methodist
3 3 27 Ivan Becerra F UC Santa Barbara
           
2007 MLS Drafts    
SuperDraft (Jan. 12, 2007)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
1 2 2 TRADED *    
2 2 15 Brad Evans M UC Irvine
4 2 41 Aaron Chandler F San Francisco
4 10 49 Ben Hunter F North Carolina
* Crew traded its first-round pick (No. 2 overall) to Chicago, along with F Ryan Coiner, in exchange for F Andy Herron.
           
Supplemental Draft (Jan. 18, 2007)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
2 2 15 Ryan Junge D Creighton
2 10 23 Tonci Skroce M Illinois-Chicago
4 2 41 Ted Niziolek M Seton Hall
4 11 50 Kevin Burns M Connecticut
           
2008 MLS Drafts    
SuperDraft (Jan. 18, 2008)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
1 6 6 Andy Iro D UC Santa Barbara
2 6 20 George Josten F/M Gonzaga
2 8 22* Ricardo Pierre-Louis F Lee
3 3 31* Ryan Miller D/M Notre Dame
4 6 48 Steven Lenhart F Azusa Pacific
* Crew acquired No. 22 and No. 31 overall picks from Dallas in exchange for Crew’s natural second and third round picks in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft.
           
Supplemental Draft (Jan. 24, 2008)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
1 6 6 Billy Chiles GK Towson
2 6 20 Cory Elenio M Evansville
3 6 34 Lukasz Tumicz F Rhode Island
3 10 38* Zola Short M/D Virginia
4 6 48** TRADED    
* Crew acquired No. 38 overall pick from DC United, in exchange for D Marc Burch.
**Crew traded No. 48 overall pick to Chicago, for the rights to D Leonard Griffin.
           
2009 MLS SuperDraft    
SuperDraft (Jan. 15, 2009)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
1 15 15 TRADED*    
2 15 30 Paul Gerstenberger D Boston College
3 15 45 Alex Grendi M Pennsylvania
4 14 60 Chris Clements D Tulsa
*Crew traded its first-round pick (No. 15 overal) to New England in exchange for Pat Noonan.
           
2010 MLS DRAFTS    
SuperDraft (Jan. 14, 2010)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
1 8 8* Dilly Duka M Rochester
1 12 12 Bright Dike F Notre Dame
4 12 60 Kwaku Nyamekye D Harvard
4 13 61* Othaniel Yanez M Louisville
4 15 63* Shaun Francis D Lindsey Wilson (Ky.)
* Crew acquired No. 61 overall pick from Chicago, as part of
** Crew acquired No. 63 overall pick from L.A., as part of Stefani Miglioranzi trade.
           
Re-entry Process Stage One (Dec. 8, 2010)    
Rd. Pos.  Overall Player Pos. Club/College    
1 10   Aaron Hohlbein* D Sporting Kansas City
* Did not sign with club    
     
Re-entry Process Stage Two (Dec. 15, 2010)    
Rd. Pos. Overall Player Pos. Club/College
1 10 10 Jeff Cunningham F FC Dallas
           
2011 MLS DRAFTS    
SuperDraft (Jan. 13, 2011)    
Rd. Pos.  Overall Player Pos. Club/College  
1 12 12 Rich Balchan D Indiana
1 15 15* Justin Meram F Michigan
2 10 28** Cole Grossman M Duke
3 12 48 Bernardo Anor F USF
* Crew acquired from S.J. in exchange for Steven Lenhart and allocation
** Crew acquired from PHI as part of Brain Carroll trade
           
Supplemental Draft (Jan. 18, 2011)    
Rd.   Pos.      Overall Player Pos.     Club/College      
2 12 30 Ben Sippola         M   Butler
3 12 48 Andy Adlard         M Indiana  
           
Re-entry Process Stage One (Dec. 8, 2010)    
Rd. Pos.  Overall Player Pos. Club/College  
1 9 9 Carlos Mendes D New York Red Bulls
           
2012 MLS DRAFTS    
SuperDraft (Jan. 13, 2012)    
Rd. Pos.  Overall Player Pos. Club/College  
1 10 10 Ethan Finlay F Creighton
2 7 26* Aubrey Perry D USF
2 10 29 Kevan George M UCF
Crew acquired No. 26 overall pick from D.C., as part of Jed Zayner trade.
           
Supplemental Draft (Jan. 17, 2012)    
Rd.   Pos.      Overall Player Pos.     Club/College      
1 10 10 Kirk Urso M UNC
2 10 29 Jamie Finch D Washington
3 10 48 Darren Amoo F Liberty
4 10 67 Andrew Bulls M/F UMBC