1997 Major League Soccer Draft

30 Selections

30 Selections Table
Round 1 All Competitions National Team
Overall Squad Player Nation College Pos MP Min Gls Ast MP Min Gls Ast
1Colorado RapidsTahj Jakinsus USAUCLADF733,86104000
2Tampa Bay MutinyMike Fisherus USAVirginia
3Columbus CrewRob Jachymus USAHartfordFW924700000
4San Jose EarthquakesAlbertin Montoyaus USASanta ClaraMF15900000
5New York Red BullsBrian Kellyus USADukeMF986,011107000
6FC DallasTemoc Suarezus USANorth CarolinaFW713,16748000
7Sporting Kansas CityBrian Johnsonus USAFresno StateMF673,41313000
8Tampa Bay MutinyMike Mekelburgus USASouth FloridaMF
9LA GalaxySteve Jolleyus USAWilliam & MaryDF22718,6381210000
10D.C. UnitedDanny Careus USAClemsonMF14500000
Round 2 All Competitions National Team
Overall Squad Player Nation College Pos MP Min Gls Ast MP Min Gls Ast
11Colorado RapidsRoss Pauleus USACreightonMF19214,3583135000
12New England RevolutionScott Coufalus USAIndianaGK545000000
13Columbus CrewJohn SmithRollinsFW
14San Jose EarthquakesJason Anniccherous USASanta ClaraDF
15New York Red BullsWill Kohlerus USAHarvardMF
16FC DallasAlan Braniganus USARutgersDF
17Sporting Kansas CityIke Udehng NGAAlabama A&MFW
18Tampa Bay MutinyTeam passed on pick.
19LA GalaxyShawn Boneytt TRISouthern Connecticut StateMF
20D.C. UnitedTom Presthusus USASMUGK1069,37900000
Round 3 All Competitions National Team
Overall Squad Player Nation College Pos MP Min Gls Ast MP Min Gls Ast
21Colorado RapidsMike Fenigerus USAEast StroudsburgFW,MF
22New England RevolutionSteve Kleinus USABowling GreenMF1109,32697000
23Columbus CrewTodd DeNaultSouth Florida
24San Jose EarthquakesChris McDonaldus USASan FranciscoFW,MF
25New York Red BullsAndrew Lewisus USAPrincetonDF966,51320000
26New England RevolutionJ. T. Robertsus USANorthern KentuckyFW,MF
27Sporting Kansas CityJake Joyus USAMidwestern StateMF
28Tampa Bay MutinyMusa Shannonlr LBRRobert MorrisFW663,429213000
29LA GalaxyKevin Hartmanus USAUCLAGK41637,26000000
30D.C. UnitedBrandon LeibGeorgetown

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