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Here is the list of Columbus Crew First Round Draft choices from the first-ever selection in 1996 (Brian McBride), to last year's pick (Ryan Finley). Who will the Black & Gold select with the fourth overall selection in 2014? Tune-in to the 2014 MLS SuperDraft on Thursday, January 16 at noon ET.  Follow our continuing coverage at Crew Draft Central, presented by Barbasol. 

1996 Inaugural MLS Draft

#1 Overall - Brian McBride
Position: Forward
College: St. Louis
McBride played eight seasons and is second all-time in Crew history with 62 goals. He was the inaugural inductee into the Columbus Crew Circle of Honor.

1997 College Draft

#3 - Rob Jachym
Position: Midfielder
College: Hartford
Jachym played in only two games for the Crew, then went on loan to the Milwaukee Rampage of the USISL A-League.

1998 College Draft

#9 - Jeff Cunningham
Position: Forward
College: South Florida
Tied as Major League Soccer's All-Time leading goalscorer with 134 goals, he is also the Crew's all-time leading goal scorer with 64 strikes to his name.

1999 College Draft

#9 - Matt Chulis
Position: Defender
College: Virginia
Chulis appeared in 10 games over two seasons with the Crew before signing with the Chicago Fire in 2001, followed by the Portland Timbers of the USL later that year.

2000 MLS SuperDraft

#3 - TRADED*
*Traded #3 pick to Dallas in exchange for forward Dante Washington.

2001 MLS SuperDraft

#10 - Duncan Oughton*
Position: Midfielder/Forward
College: Cal St. Fullerton
*Traded #3 pick to D.C. in exchange for the #10 pick and GK Tom Presthus
The Kiwi appeared in 135 matches with three goals in 10 years. Oughton retired in 2011 to become Assistant to the Technical Director and a FOX Sports Ohio Analyst. Oughton currently serves as an Assistant Coach for Toronto FC. 

2002 MLS SuperDraft

#8 - Kyle Martino
Position: Midfielder
College: Virginia
Martino appeared in 106 matches for the Crew with 10 goals in four seasons. In 2002, he was awarded the MLS Rookie of the Year Award. Since retiring from MLS, Martino went on to join the broadcast ranks of Fox Soccer. Martino is currently an Analyst for NBC Sports Network's MLS, Barclays Premier League and  U.S. Men's National Team coverage. 

2003 MLS SuperDraft

#7 - Diego Walsh
Position: Midfielder
College: Southern Methodist
Walsh appeared in 14 games in his rookie season, notching one goal on the year. Following the season, the SMU product was traded to Kansas City in 2004. Currently Walsh is playing for TOT S.C. in the Thai Premier League.

2004 MLS SuperDraft

#2 - Chad Marshall
Position: Defender
College: Stanford
 An anchor in central defense, Marshall earned 250 starts, 16 goals, two Supporters' Shields, an MLS Cup and was also named a two-time MLS Defender of the Year while earning multiple All-Star selections in his 10-year career with the Crew. The centerback was traded to Seattle Sounders FC following the 2013 season.

2005 MLS SuperDraft

#8 - TRADED*
*Crew traded its first round selection (No. 8 overall) to LA in exchange for midfielder Simon Elliott.
 

2006 MLS SuperDraft

#3 - Jason Garey
Position: Forward
College: Maryland
Garey appeared in 83 games, scoring 15 goals from 2006-2010 before being traded to Houston before the 2011 season.

#9 - Kei Kamara
Position: Forward
College: Cal State Dominguez Hills
The Sierra Leone International appeared in 36 matches with five goals from 2006-2007. Kamara was traded in 2008 to San Jose in exchange for MF Brian Carroll. Kamara currently plays for Middlesborough in the English Championship.

2007 MLS SuperDraft

#2 - TRADED*
*Crew traded its first-round selection (No. 2 overall) to Chicago, along with F Ryan Coiner, in exchange for forward Andy Herron.
 

2008 MLS SuperDraft

#6 - Andy Iro
Position: Defender
College: UC Santa Barbara
The big defender from Liverpool tallied five goals in 58 appearances from 2008-2011 before being traded during the 2011 season along with Leandre Griffit to Toronto in exchange for MF Tony Tchani.

2009 MLS SuperDraft

#15 - TRADED*
*Crew traded its first-round selection (No. 15 overall) to New England in exchange for forward Pat Noonan.
 

2010 MLS SuperDraft

#8 - Dilly Duka*
Position: Midfielder
College: Rutgers
*Crew acquire #8 selection from Colorado in exchange for forward Pat Noonan
Duka appeared in 45 matches with two goals and five assists in three seasons with the Crew. The winger was traded to the Chicago Fire in exchange for Dominic Oduro shortly after the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.

#12 - Bright Dike
Position: Forward
College: Notre Dame
Bright Dike was waived before the season and signed with the Portland Timbers in 2010.

 

2011 MLS SuperDraft

#12 - Rich Balchan
Position: Defender
College: Indiana
Rich Balchan appeared in 19 matches scoring one goal in his rookie season before being hampered with injuries.
#15 - Justin Meram*
Position: Forward
College: Michigan
*Crew acquired #15 selection from San Jose in exchange for forward Steven Lenhart
Meram has appeared in 58 matches in three seasons while tallying five goals and four assists.
 

2012 MLS SuperDraft

#10 - Ethan Finlay
Position: Midfielder
College: Creighton
The Creighton product has appeared in 34 matches during his first two seasons with the Black & Gold.
 

2013 MLS SuperDraft

#9 - Ryan Finley
Position: Forward
College: Notre Dame
Selected ninth overall in 2013, Finley has made 14 appearances while scoring one goal and contributing one assist for the Black & Gold.