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MetroStars Select Marvell Wynne First Overall in 2006 MLS SuperDraft

January 20, 2006 - Major League Soccer (MLS) News Release

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Friday, January 20, 2006) - Generation adidas and UCLA defender Marvell Wynne was selected by the MetroStars with the first overall selection in Friday's MLS SuperDraft, held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The MetroStars acquired the No. 1 pick from Chivas USA at the start of the SuperDraft in exchange for the fifth overall selection and defender Jason Hernandez. Wynne's father, Marvell, played baseball for San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates.

Generation adidas, which was established ahead of the 2005 MLS season, is Major League Soccer's youth player development program designed to identify and nurture the elite youth soccer talent in the United States. In addition to training and playing on a weekly basis with one of Major League Soccer's 12 professional clubs, Generation adidas players also receive educational grants to further their college education. Teams selected all 11 Generation adidas players in this year's draft among the first 23 picks, and six of them in the first round.

Twenty-nine colleges were represented among the 48 players selected, including four players from NCAA College Cup Champions Maryland. Real Salt Lake selected Santa Clara University midfielder and former Morocco U-17 player Mehdi Ballouchy with the second overall pick and the Columbus Crew chose 2005 MAC Hermann Trophy winner from Maryland Jason Garey at number three.

Two players were selected by teams where their older brothers already play. With the 13th overall pick, the Chicago Fire picked Georgetown defender Jeff Curtin, uniting him with his brother Jim Curtin, a 2004 MLS All-Star. D.C. United selected St. John's midfielder Jeff Carroll with the 39th overall pick, joining him with older brother Brian Carroll.

Biographies on all players selected are available at On Thursday, Jan. 26, teams will select more players a supplemental draft to be held via private conference call (2 p.m. ET) among the teams.

All 12 MLS teams begin pre-season training in the coming weeks, beginning with the New England Revolution and Los Angeles Galaxy, who will compete in the CONCACAF Champions Cup. The 2006 MLS season kicks off on April 1, 2006 with a full slate of matches.

A round-by-round summary of the 2006 SuperDraft follows:


1. MetroStars* Marvell Wynne D 5'9" 171 05-08-86 Poway, CA UCLA (Ga)

2. Real Salt Lake Mehdi Ballouchy M 5'11" 165 04-06-83 Casablanca, Morocco Santa Clara

3. Columbus Crew Jason Garey F 6'0" 180 07-19-84 Gonzales, LA University of Maryland

4. KC Wizards Yura Movsisyan F 6'0" 180 07-06-87 Pasadena, CA Pasadena City College

5. Chivas USA* Sacha Kljestan F 6'1" 150 09-09-85 Huntington Beach, CA Seton Hall (Ga)

6. FC Dallas Dax McCarty M 5'9" 142 04-30-87 Winter Park, FL UNC (Ga)

7. D.C. United Justin Moose M 5'8" 145 11-23-83 Statesville, NC Wake Forest

8. Houston Patrick Ianni D 6'1" 175 04-15-85 Lodi, CA UCLA (Ga)

9. Columbus Crew Kei Kamara F 6'2" 165 09-01-84 Lawndale, CA Cal State Domínguez Hills (Ga)

10. Chicago Fire Calen Carr F 6'0" 150 10-04-82 Berkeley, CA University of California

11. NE Revolution Leandro de Oliveira M 5'8" 155 11-30-82 Bryan, TX Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham

12. LA Galaxy Nathan Sturgis D/M 5'10" 150 07-06-87 St. Augustine, FL Clemson (Ga)

*Chivas USA trade the No. 1 overall selection in the 2006 SuperDraft to the MetroStars in return for the No. 5 overall selection in the 2006 SuperDraft and Jason Hernandez.


13. Columbus Crew^ Jed Zayner D 5'11" 165 12-13-84 Oreland Park, IL Indiana University (Ga)

14. Chicago Fire Jeff Curtin D 6'3" 190 07-04-83 Oreland, PA Georgetown

15. FC Dallas Justin Moore D/M 6'0" 177 06-13-83 Snellville, GA Clemson

16. KC Wizards Lance Watson M 5'7" 160 10-06-83 Nederland, TX University of New Mexico

17. MetroStars Josmer Altidore F 5'10" 175 11-06-89 Boca Raton, FL U.S. Under- 17 (Ga)

18. FC Dallas Blake Wagner D/M 5'10" 160 01-29-88 Tampa, FL U.S. Under- 17 (Ga)

19. KC Wizards Tyson Wahl D 6'2" 185 02-23-84 Newport Beach, CA University of California

20. Chicago Fire Brian Plotkin M 5'9" 150 08-03-84 Lisle, IL Indiana University

21. Colorado Rapids Jacob Peterson F 5'10" 160 01-27-86 Portage, MI Indiana University (Ga)

22. FC Dallas Dominic Oduro F 6'0" 155 08-13-85 Pramso, Ghana Virginia Commonwealth

23. NE Revolution Willie Sims F 5'9" 150 01-18-84 Los Angeles, CA Cal State- Northridge (Ga)

24. LA Galaxy Marc Burch F 6'2" 190 05-07-84 Cincinnati, OH University of Maryland

^ New England Revolution trade the No. 13 overall selection in 2006 SuperDraft and a 3rd round 2007 SuperDraft pick to Columbus Crew for a partial allocation.


25. LA Galaxy Kyle Veris D 6'3" 170 03-15-83 Strongsville, OH Ohio State

26. Real Salt Lake Ryan Johnson F/M 6'1" 180 11-26-84 Boston, MA Oregon State

27. Columbus Crew Brandon Moss M 6'1" 185 05-12-84 Albuquerque, NM University of New Mexico

28. KC Wizards Matt Groenwald M 5'8" 173 04-30-83 Mt. Prospect, IL St. John's

29. KC Wizards Stephen Shirley D/M 5'10" 165 05-14-83 Carrollton, TX Virginia Commonwealth

30. FC Dallas Ray Burse Jr. GK 6'1" 185 10-02-84 Prospect, KY Ohio State

31. D.C. United Rod Dychenko M 6'0" 165 09-22-83 Vancouver, WA UNLV

32. Houston Andre Schmid M 6'4" 200 04-05-83 Sacramento, CA St. John's

33. Columbus Crew% Dayton O'Brien M/F 5'11" 155 10-29-83 Memphis, TN University of Memphis

34. Chicago Fire Jordan Russolillo D 5'11" 165 04-03-84 Middletown, CT Southern Conn. State

35. NE Revolution Kyle Brown F 5'11" 165 08-10-83 Southlake, TX University of Tulsa

36. LA Galaxy Chris Dunsheath GK 6'3" 196 08-16-83 Rockford, IL Bradley

% Columbus Crew acquired Colorado Rapids natural third round pick (No. 33 overall) in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft in exchange for goalkeeper Matt Jordan. In a separate transaction with the Colorado Rapids, the Crew traded a conditional draft pick in the 2007 SuperDraft for Chris Wingert.


37. Chivas USA Jonathan Bornstein F 5'9" 145 11-07-84 Los Alamitos, CA UCLA

38. Columbus Crew$ Duke Hashimoto F 5'7" 150 12-15-84 Kapolei, HI Southern Methodist

39. D.C. United Jeff Carroll M/D 5'10" 160 01-08-84 Springfield, VA St. John's

40. KC Wizards Eric Kronberg GK 6'5" 210 07-07-83 Santa Rosa, CA University of California

41. MetroStars@ Blake Camp M 6'2" 194 10-11-83 Danielsville, GA Duke University

42. FC Dallas Michael Dello-Russo M 5'10" 165 08-22-83 Columbia, MD University of Maryland

43. FC Dallas Mike Ambersley F 5'7" 155 02-14-83 Ballwin, MO Indiana University

44. Houston Mike Chabala M 6'0" 178 05-24-84 Fresno, CA University of Washington

45. Colorado Rapids Josh Brown D 6'2" 180 09-20-83 Portland, OR University of New Mexico

46. Chicago Fire Jeremy Ashe M 5'10" 170 10-16-83 Cinnaminson, NJ Marshall University

47. D.C. United Kenny Bertz D 6'1" 195 12-07-83 Liberty Township, OH University of Maryland

48. LA Galaxy Aaron King F 6'0" 175 01-31-82 Denver, CO North Carolina State

$ FC Dallas trade the No. 38 overall selection of the 2006 SuperDraft to Columbus Crew in return for the Crew's 2007 SuperDraft natural third round pick

@ Houston trade the No. 41 overall selection in 2006 SuperDraft to the MetroStars for Zach Wells.

(NOTE: GA = Generation adidas)


Chivas USA (2): Sacha Kljestan (Seton Hall), Jonathan Bornstein (UCLA)

Chicago Fire (5): Calen Carr (University of California), Jeff Curtin (Georgetown), Brian Plotkin (Indiana), Jordan Russolillo (Southern Conn. State), Jeremy Ashe (Marshall)

Colorado Rapids (2): Jacob Peterson (Indiana), Josh Brown (New Mexico)

Columbus Crew (6): Jason Grey (Maryland), Kei Kamara (Cal State Dominguez Hills), Jed Zayner (Indiana / GA), Brandon Moss (New Mexico), Dayton O'Brien (Memphis), Duke Hashimoto (SMU)

D.C. United (4): Justin Moose (Wake Forest), Rod Dychenko (UNLV), Jeff Carroll (St. John's), Kenny Bertz (University of Maryland)

FC Dallas (7): Dax McCarty (UNC/GA), Justin Moore (Clemson), Blake Wagner (US U-17/GA), Dominic Oduro (Virginia Commonwealth), Ray Burse Jr. (Ohio State), Michael Dello-Russo (University of Maryland), Mike Ambersley (Indiana)

Houston (3): Patrick Ianni (UCLA), Andre Schmid (St. John's), Mike Chabala (University of Washington)

Kansas City Wizards (6): Yura Movsisyan (Pasadena City College), Lance Watson (New Mexico), Tyson Wahl (University of California), Matt Groenwald (St. John's), Stephen Shirley (Virginia Commonwealth), Eric Kronberg (University of California)

Los Angeles Galaxy (5): Nathan Sturgis (Clemson), Marc Burch (Maryland), Kyle Veris (Ohio State), Chris Dunsheath (Bradley), Aaron King (NC State)

MetroStars (3): Marvell Wynne (UCLA/ GA), Josmer Altidore (US U-17/GA), Blake Camp (Duke)

New England Revolution (3): Leandro de Oliveira (Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham), Willie Sims (Cal State-Northridge), Kyle Brown (Tulsa)

Real Salt Lake (2): Mehdi Ballouchy (Santa Clara), Ryan Johnson (Oregon State)


Bradley University (1): Chris Dunsheath (LA Galaxy)

Cal State Domínguez Hills (1): Kei Kamara (Columbus Crew)

Cal State- Northridge (1): Willie Sims (NE Revolution)

Clemson (2): Justin Moore (FC Dallas), Nathan Sturgis (LA Galaxy)

Duke University (1): Blake Camp (MetroStars)

Georgetown (1): Jeff Curtin (Chicago Fire)

Indiana University (4): Jed Zayner (Columbus Crew), Mike Ambersley (FC Dallas), Brian Plotkin (Chicago Fire), Jacob Peterson (Colorado Rapids)

Marshall University (1): Jeremy Ashe (Chicago Fire)

North Carolina State (1): Aaron King (LA Galaxy)

Oregon State (1): Ryan Johnson (Real Salt Lake)

Pasadena City College (1): Yura Movsisyan (KC Wizards)

Santa Clara (1): Mehdi Ballouchy (Real Salt Lake)

Seton Hall (1): Sacha Kljestan (Chivas USA)

Southern Conn. State (1): Jordan Russolillo (Chicago Fire)

Southern Methodist (1): Duke Hashimoto (Columbus Crew)

St. John's (3): Matt Groenwald (KC Wizards), Jeff Carroll (DC United), Andre Schmid (Houston)

Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham (1): Leandro de Oliveira (NE Revolution)

UCLA (3): Marvell Wynne (MetroStars), Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Patrick Ianni (Houston)

University of California (3): Tyson Wahl (KC Wizards), Eric Kronberg (KC Wizards), Calen Carr (Chicago Fire)

North Carolina (1): Dax McCarty (FC Dallas)

University of Maryland (4): Jason Garey (Columbus Crew), Michael Dello-Russo (FC Dallas), Kenny Bertz (D.C. United), Marc Burch (LA Galaxy)

University of Memphi (1)s: Dayton O'Brien (Columbus Crew)

University of New Mexico (3): Brandon Moss (Columbus Crew), Lance Watson (KC Wizards), Josh Brown (Colorado Rapids)

UNLV (1): Rod Dychenko (DC United)

The Ohio State University (2): Ray Burse Jr. (FC Dallas), Kyle Veris (LA Galaxy)

University of Tulsa (1): Kyle Brown (NE Revolution)

University of Washington (1): Mike Chabala (Houston)

Virginia Commonwealth (2): Stephen Shirley (KC Wizards), Dominic Oduro (FC Dallas)

Wake Forest (1): Justin Moose (DC United)

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