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2005 Club by Club
Jan. 14 - MetroStars have a busy 2005 MLS SuperDraft Day. They execute three trades, first sending Cornell Glen to FC Dallas in exchange for the 12th overall selection in the 2005 draft, then sending midfielder Ricardo Clark to the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for a portion of an allocation, and finally sending their natural second round pick in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft to Real Salt Lake for a Youth International Slot. The Metros then select defender Tim Ward with the 12th overall selection and Chris Corcoran with the 25th overall pick.
Feb. 1 - MetroStars trade veteran defender Eddie Pope to Real Salt Lake in exchange for future considerations.
Feb. 18 - MetroStars acquire World Cup Champion and French International Youri Djorkaeff via allocation.
June 13 - AEG announces that they have promoted Nick Sakiewicz to President of AEG NY Metro, and have named Alexi Lalas President and General Manager of the MetroStars.
June 30 - MetroStars claim four-time World Cup goalkeeper and Kearny, NJ native and former MetroStar Tony Meola off waivers.
Aug. 4 - AEG and the MetroStars announce that an agreement has been reached between the MetroStars, AEG, the Town of Harrison, Hudson County and the State of New Jersey to bring a new 20,000-seat stadium and entertainment complex to Harrison, NJ., to serve as the home of Major League Soccer’s MetroStars. The new soccer stadium is the highest-profile project within the redevelopment of the historic Harrison waterfront, one of the largest urban redevelopment projects in recent state history.
Oct. 4 - MetroStars announce that Bob Bradley has been relieved of his Head Coaching responsibilities and that Mo Johnston has been named interim head coach.
Oct. 16 - MetroStars clinch a playoff berth for the third consecutive year with a 2-0 win over Chivas USA.
Oct. 19 - The MetroStars name Mo Johnston head coach.
Oct. 29 - The MetroStars lose to the New England Revolution, 3-1, to drop the playoff series 3-2 on aggregate.
Nov. 11 - Tony Meola, who spent four seasons with the MetroStars (1996-98, 2005), and Jeff Agoos, who spent one (2005), are named to the MLS All-Time Best XI.