Marshall Selected With Second Pick In MLS Superdraft; Wilson Taken In Third Round

Jan. 16, 2004

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford University men's soccer standout Chad Marshall (Riverside, CA) was selected by the Columbus Crew with the second overall pick in the 2004 Major League Soccer Superdraft. Joining Marshall on draft day was Mike Wilson who was selected by the San Jose Earthquakes in the third round.

Marshall, who decided to forgo his final two seasons on The Farm, will join Stanford alum Simon Elliott, who was recently acquired by the Crew. The only player to be selected ahead of Marshall was 14-year old phenom Freddy Adu, who was drafted by D.C. United.

Wilson, who hails from Plimmerton New Zealand, will stay in the Bay Area and joins former former Stanford standouts Todd Dunivant and Roger Levesque on the Earthquakes' roster.

Both Marshall and Wilson were key players in the Cardinal's run to the 2002 NCAA College Cup Final. Marshall, the anchor of the Cardinal defense, was named the 2002 Soccer America Freshman of the Year. A second team All-Pac-10 selection in 2002, Marshall followed up his first stellar campaign with another solid season in 2003. He was named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Far West Region second team member and earned first team All-Pac-10 honors. A member of the U.S. U-20 team, Marshall was a key player in helping the US National Team register two shutouts at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Wilson, a co-captain for the Cardinal in 2003, earned his first-ever All-Pac-10 honor with his selection to the second team last season. Wilson was a key factor in Stanford's success the past four seasons, playing in over 70 games. In his four seasons on The Farm, Wilson helped the Cardinal to a 58-25-6 record (.685), a Pac-10 Championship and a National runner-up finish.

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