1997 Major League Soccer Draft
|Round 1||All Competitions||National Team|
|1||Colorado Rapids||Tahj Jakins||us USA||UCLA||DF||73||3,861||0||4||0||0||0|
|2||Tampa Bay Mutiny||Mike Fisher||us USA||Virginia|
|3||Columbus Crew||Rob Jachym||us USA||Hartford||FW||9||247||0||0||0||0||0|
|4||San Jose Earthquakes||Albertin Montoya||us USA||Santa Clara||MF||1||59||0||0||0||0||0|
|5||New York Red Bulls||Brian Kelly||us USA||Duke||MF||98||6,011||10||7||0||0||0|
|6||FC Dallas||Temoc Suarez||us USA||North Carolina||FW||71||3,167||4||8||0||0||0|
|7||Sporting Kansas City||Brian Johnson||us USA||Fresno State||MF||67||3,413||1||3||0||0||0|
|8||Tampa Bay Mutiny||Mike Mekelburg||us USA||South Florida||MF|
|9||LA Galaxy||Steve Jolley||us USA||William & Mary||DF||227||18,638||12||10||0||0||0|
|10||D.C. United||Danny Care||us USA||Clemson||MF||1||45||0||0||0||0||0|
|Round 2||All Competitions||National Team|
|11||Colorado Rapids||Ross Paule||us USA||Creighton||MF||192||14,358||31||35||0||0||0|
|12||New England Revolution||Scott Coufal||us USA||Indiana||GK||5||450||0||0||0||0||0|
|13||Columbus Crew||John Smith||Rollins||FW|
|14||San Jose Earthquakes||Jason Annicchero||us USA||Santa Clara||DF|
|15||New York Red Bulls||Will Kohler||us USA||Harvard||MF|
|16||FC Dallas||Alan Branigan||us USA||Rutgers||DF|
|17||Sporting Kansas City||Ike Udeh||ng NGA||Alabama A&M||FW|
|18||Tampa Bay Mutiny||Team passed on pick.|
|19||LA Galaxy||Shawn Boney||tt TRI||Southern Connecticut State||MF|
|20||D.C. United||Tom Presthus||us USA||SMU||GK||106||9,379||0||0||0||0||0|
|Round 3||All Competitions||National Team|
|21||Colorado Rapids||Mike Feniger||us USA||East Stroudsburg||FW,MF|
|22||New England Revolution||Steve Klein||us USA||Bowling Green||MF||110||9,326||9||7||0||0||0|
|23||Columbus Crew||Todd DeNault||South Florida|
|24||San Jose Earthquakes||Chris McDonald||us USA||San Francisco||FW,MF|
|25||New York Red Bulls||Andrew Lewis||us USA||Princeton||DF||96||6,513||2||0||0||0||0|
|26||New England Revolution||J. T. Roberts||us USA||Northern Kentucky||FW,MF|
|27||Sporting Kansas City||Jake Joy||us USA||Midwestern State||MF|
|28||Tampa Bay Mutiny||Musa Shannon||lr LBR||Robert Morris||FW||66||3,429||21||3||0||0||0|
|29||LA Galaxy||Kevin Hartman||us USA||UCLA||GK||416||37,260||0||0||0||0||0|
|30||D.C. United||Brandon Leib||Georgetown|
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