Jan. 15, 2004
CHICAGO (Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004) - D.C. United is on the clock…not that they’re sweating it. The 2004 Major League Soccer SuperDraft in Charlotte, N.C., is less than 24 hours away and D.C. United’s pick is all but assured as 14-year-old Freddy Adu signed a Nike Project-40 contract with the league late last year. While Adu may be the most hyped in this year’s draft, there are a total of seven other U.S. National Team players who will also be available to MLS teams, including Under-18 MNT midfielder Michael Bradley, and five members of the U.S. Under-20 MNT that turned in an impressive performance at the 2003 FIFA WYC – Ryan Cochrane, Steve Cronin, Clint Dempsey, Ned Grabavoy and Chad Marshall. Chris Wingert, who is currently in camp with the Under-23s, will be up for grabs as well.