Two Former Stanford Goalkeepers Selected in Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft
Feb. 4, 2005
Stanford, Calif. - Senior goalkeeper Robby Fulton and Cardinal alum Andrew Terris were selected in the first-ever Major League Soccer supplemental draft on Friday. The San Jose Earthquakes drafted Fulton with the 18th overall pick in the second round, while Terris was chosen by D.C. United in the third round of the draft.
Fulton, who finished his Cardinal career ranked sixth on the program's all-time chart with 171 saves, joins former teammate James Twellman on the Earthquakes roster. Twellman was selected by San Jose in the MLS SuperDraft last month. Fulton posted a career goals against average of 0.89, the second lowest career GAA in program history, while earning three All-Pac-10 honorable mention honors and two First Team Pac-10 All-Academic accolades. The West Linn, Oregon native led the Cardinal to the NCAA College Cup final in 2002, while setting a single-season program record with a 0.43 GAA. Fulton helped lead the Cardinal to a 7-6-5 record last season, collecting a team-high 43 saves.
Terris, a four-year letterwinner at Stanford, was originally signed by Major League Soccer following his collegiate career in 2002. He was placed in the league's goalkeeping pool and has spent time with Dallas and the MetroStars, as well as being called up twice by D.C. United during the 2004 season. Terris earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 and First Team Pac-10 All-Academic recognition as a junior at Stanford, and led the team to a College Cup appearance in 2001. He currently ranks ninth on the Stanford career saves list with 87, and garnered District VIII All-Academic honors as a senior.
MLS added the Supplemental Draft this year to help teams fill out their rosters to a record-high 28 players. Eighteen of those will be considered members of the Senior Roster, while the remaining 10 will be part of the Developmental Roster. The league will field reserve teams this season for the first time, giving developmental players a chance to play in competitive games throughout the season.