O’Brien a Generation adidas player from the University of California-Santa Barbara was a NSCAA All-American Third Team member in 2007 after registering seven goals and 11 assists in 21 games. The most widely recruited transfer player in the nation in 2006 he came to UCSB after a very successful freshman campaign at the University of San Diego. As a member of FC United from 2002-07 he amassed 70 goals and 59 assists during his six years with the club leading them to a regional championship and a national title match in 2004.
"I am very excited about joining the Rapids and look forward to joining my new teammates in
The Rapids’ next selection came in the third round when the team chose defender Adrian Chevannes with the 36th overall pick. Chevannes earned All-Conference USA First Team honors last season at Southern Methodist University. In three seasons at SMU and one year at Clemson he recorded 13 goals and 10 assists in 74 games played.
The Rapids made their final two picks in the fourth round 47th and 49th overall on a pair of midfielders Brian Grazier and Scott Campbell respectively. An All-Conference USA Second Team and Conference USA All-Freshman Team member in 2003 Grazier finished his career at
"We felt that with our draft picks today we added some players that will be able to contribute to our team said head coach
All SuperDraft selection are expected to report to
D.O.B.: Nov. 17 1987
Acquired: Selected by the Rapids in the first round (5th overall) of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft
D.O.B.: June 17 1986
College: Southern Methodist
How Acquired: Selected by the Rapids in the third round (36th overall) of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft
D.O.B.: March 17 1986
How Acquired: Selected by the Rapids in the fourth round (47th overall) of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft
D.O.B.: Oct. 16 1986
College: North Carolina
How Acquired: Selected by the Rapids in the fourth round (49th overall) of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft