MLS Supplemental Draft set for Friday

which was held Jan. 14 in Baltimore -- the Supplemental Draft order is based on reverse order of finish in 2004, with Real Salt Lake and CD Chivas USA, the league's expansion teams in 2005, picking first and second respectively in each round. The 2005 SuperDraft was also a four-round event, with the traditional fifth and sixth rounds from years past being dropped and instead made the first and second rounds of the Supplemental Draft.

Each team will be given three minutes to make their selections in each round, while there will also be a three-minute break between rounds. If a team fails to make their selection within the allotted time, they must wait until the following team has made their selection, regardless of whether or not the first team's choice is presented prior to the second team's. The team that was delinquent in its selection must immediately have its choice in hand after the following team has made their pick. If not, the original team must again wait for the following team to make their selection.

One key difference between the SuperDraft and the Supplemental Draft will be the absence of trades. The league will impose a trade moratorium from Thursday at 5 p.m. ET until the conclusion of the Supplemental Draft.

The complete Supplemental Draft order is as follows:

ROUND 1


1. Real Salt Lake


2. CD Chivas USA


3. Chicago Fire


4. FC Dallas (from DC, FCD)


5. San Jose Earthquakes


6. MetroStars


7. Colorado Rapids


8. Columbus Crew


9. Columbus Crew (from NE)


10. Los Angeles Galaxy


11. Kansas City Wizards


12. D.C. United

ROUND 2


13. Real Salt Lake


14. CD Chivas USA


15. Chicago Fire


16. FC Dallas


17. New England Revolution (from SJ)


18. San Jose Earthquakes (from MET)


19. Los Angeles Galaxy (from COL)


20. Columbus Crew


21. New England Revolution


22. Los Angeles Galaxy


23. FC Dallas (from KC)


24. FC Dallas (from DC)

ROUND 3


25. Real Salt Lake


26. CD Chivas USA


27. Chicago Fire


28. FC Dallas


29. San Jose Earthquakes


30. MetroStars


31. Colorado Rapids


32. Columbus Crew


33. New England Revolution


34. Los Angeles Galaxy


35. Kansas City Wizards


36. D.C. United

ROUND 4


37. Real Salt Lake


38. CD Chivas USA


39. Chicago Fire


40. FC Dallas


41. San Jose Earthquakes


42. MetroStars


43. Colorado Rapids


44. Columbus Crew


45. New England Revolution


46. Los Angeles Galaxy


47. Kansas City Wizards


48. D.C. United

Jonathan Nierman is a contributor to MLSnet.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Soccer or its club.


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