KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Wizards General Manager Curt Johnson announced today the signings of forward Patrick McGinnis and goalkeeper Martin Hutton. The two round out the Wizards final two developmental roster spots and complete the team's 28-man roster.
McGinnis, 22, was the NCAA Division III leading scorer at Colorado College last season with 39 goals and 8 assists (86 points). He led the nation in both goals and points per game in 2004, regardless of NCAA division. He recorded eight hat tricks during his senior campaign and posted a total of 13 multi-goal games while being named NSCAA/adidas Division III Player of the Year.
A Colorado Springs native, McGinnis led Colorado College to a 16-4-1 record his senior year and helped them earn a berth in the NCAA Division III playoffs two of his three season's in college. He finished his three-year career with 63 goals and 21 assists (147 points).
Hutton, 23, was a three-year starting goalkeeper at St. Louis University. He posted a 32-11-5 record in three season's at SLU after transferring in from Clemson following his freshman year. He led the Billikens to the NCAA tournament his sophomore and junior years but was limited to just nine games as a senior after missing the first six games of the season following offseason abdominal surgery.
A native of Spring, Texas, Hutton was a member of the PDL's Boulder Rapids Reserve in 2003. He also served as the starting goalkeeper for the U.S. Amateur National Team in 2001 and 2002 and was a part of the U-17 U.S. National Team program in 1998, playing under current Real Salt Lake Head Coach John Ellinger.
On Sunday, April 17th, the Wizards Reserves will kickoff their 12-game schedule with their inaugural match against the MetroStars Reserves. The two sides will meet at Giants Stadium at 9:00 a.m. CT. The Wizards Reserves will be comprised of mostly developmental players, but all 28 players on the roster are eligible to play in reserve games. However, no player will be allowed to play more than a combined total of 90 minutes between reserve division and MLS regular season matches over a 36-hour period.