Pro Sports Transactions

1978 NASL Draft Pick Transactions

January 23, 1978

 

In rounds 1 and 2, teams were allowed to select only college players. In rounds 3 and 4, high school and graduating junior college players were also eligible.

Overall # Round # Team Transactions Player Drafted
Round 1

Earthquakes > Sounders: Sounders traded • John Rowlands to Earthquakes for • Boris Sandov • 1978 first round pick (?-?) on 1976-03-07

 

Sounders > Earthquakes: Sounder traded • rights to Mike Ivanow to Sounders for • 1978 first round pick (?-?) on 1976-06-29

 

Cosmos > Stompers: "Cosmos took their second pick in the first round and sent it to Oakland for the Stompers third round choice. The reasoning here was they wanted to draft a junior college player who was available only in the third and fourth rounds".

1 1-1
Caribou
  Greg Makowski
2 1-2
Express
  David Shelton
3 1-3
Tea Men
Kicks

 

Traded • Dave D'Errico to Tea Men for • 1978 first round pick (#3-Billy Gazonas) on 1978-01-23

Roughnecks

 

Traded • 1978 first round pick (#5-Alex Rosul) • 1980 first round pick (#11-Tony Pesneker) to Kicks for • 1978 first round pick (#3-Billy Gazonas) on 1978-01-23

  Billy Gazonas
4 1-4
Fury
  Rich Reice
5 1-5
Roughnecks
Kicks

 

Traded • 1978 first round pick (#3-Billy Gazonas) to Roughnecks for • 1978 first round pick (#5-Alex Rosul) • 1980 first round pick (#11-Tony Pesneker) on 1978-01-23

  Alex Rosul
6 1-6
Rogues
  John Houska
7 1-7
Stompers
Strikers

 

Traded • Fred Pereira • Roman Rosul to Bicentennials (who became Stompers) for • 1978 first round pick (#7-Mike Ortiz-Velez) on 1977-06-17

  Mike Ortiz-Velez
8 1-8
Sting
Caribou

 

Unknown.

 

"Colordao from Chicago " per AP

  Matt Bahr
9 1-9
Diplomats
Cosmos

 

Unknown.

 

Cosmos (from Washington) per AP

Hurricane

 

Traded • 1979 first round pick (#4-Jeff Durgan) to Cosmos for • 1978 first round pick (#9-Art Napolitano) on 1978-01-23

  Art Napolitano
10 1-10
Timbers
  Paul Toomey
11 1-11
Lancers
  Jim Roth
12 1-12
Earthquakes
Kicks

 

Traded • rights to Ian Wood to Earthquakes for • 1978 first round pick (#12-Gary Vogel) on 1978-01-10

  Gary Vogel
13 1-13
Express
  Daniel Vaughan
14 1-14
Roughnecks
  Jim McKeown
15 1-15
Blizzard
Stompers
  Andy Atuegbu
16 1-16
Earthquakes
Aztecs

 

Unknown.

 

Pick may not have gone directly from Earthquakes > Aztecs.

  Alan Kelly
17 1-17
Whitecaps
Cosmos

 

Unknown.

 

Pick may not have gone directly from Whitecaps > Cosmos.

  Ron Atanasio
18 1-18
Rowdies
Whitecaps

 

Unknown.

 

"Obtained 18th pick in three-way deal with Tampa Bay and Houston and selected Jack Attaidia"

 

"... the Rowdies unloaded their choice [#18] to Vancouver for the first pick in the third round."

  Jack Attaida
19 1-19
Kicks
  Emilio Romero
20 1-20
Aztecs
  Leif Redal
21 1-21
Sockers
  John Nusum
22 1-22
Strikers
Cosmos

 

Unknown.

 

"The Cosmos had three first round picks, the first two acquired through trades"

 

Cosmos (from Ft. Lauderdale) per AP

  Cleveland Lewis
23 1-23
Sounders
  Pete Collico
24 1-24
Cosmos
  Peter Mannino
25 1-25
Minutemen
Sockers

 

Unknown.

 

"The 25th pick out of the 24-team draft was a choice owed Dallas by the old Boston franchise."

  Paul Milone
Round 2
26 2-1
Caribou
  Tad DeLorm
27 2-2
Express
  David Hoffmeyer
28 2-3
Tea Men
  Kirk Pearson
29 2-4
Fury
  Ray Schnettgoecke
30 2-5
Roughnecks
Hurricane

 

Unknown.

  John Pavlos
31 2-6
Rogues
  Fran Lemons
32 2-7
Sting
  Dan McCrudden
33 2-8
Diplomats
  Joe Gantenhammer
34 2-9
Timbers
  Joe Marrello
35 2-10
Lancers
  George Perry
36 2-11
Earthquakes
  Jerry Bevans
37 2-12
Strikers
  Les Peterson
38 2-13
Earthquakes
  Mike Vanneman
39 2-14
Blizzard
  John Treschuk
40 2-15
Roughnecks
  Darryl Wallace
41 2-16
Whitecaps

Second round "Drafted 17th and selected Andy Salt" per The Province

  Andy Salt
42 2-17
Rowdies
  Dave Andrzejewski
43 2-18
Kicks
  Roman Stanko
44 2-19
Aztecs
Tornado

 

Unknown.

 

Pick may not have gone directly from Aztecs > Tornado.

  Chris Collins
45 2-20
Aztecs
Rowdies

 

Unknown.

 

"Rowdies had pick #20 in second round from Los Angeles as part of a 1975 deal involving Randy Garber."

  Dan Flynn
46 2-21
Strikers
Sounders

 

Unknown.

 

Pick may not have gone directly from Strikers > Sounders

 

  José Reyes
47 2-22
Cosmos
  Bob Islieb
Round 3
48 3-1
Caribou
Sting
Whitecaps

 

Unconfirmed.

 

Traded • Bruce Wilson to Sting for • third round pick (possibly 1978 #48-Perry Van der Beck) • cash on 1978-01-22

Rowdies

 

First pick in round 3 "began with Colorado, was traded to Chicago, then went to Vancouver, and finally the Rowdies. Tampa Bay paid dearly for it, sacrificing two draft choices this year and another in 1979"

 

"The Whitecaps gave Tampa Bay the first pick [in the third round] for the Rowdies first pick in round one, fifth choice in round three, and first pick of 1979 draft."

Perry Van der Beck
49 3-2
Express
Surf

 

Unknown.

 

"California Surf obtained the #2 pick in the third round from Detroit."

  Jim Tietjens
50 3-3
Tea Men
Rowdies

 

Unconfirmed.

 

Traded • Ringo Cantillo • Dennis Wit to Tea Men for • 1978 third round pick (#50-Sandji Ivanchukov) on 1978-01-23

 

"Rowdies acquired pick used to take Ivanchukov from New England in exchange for the rights to Dennis Wit and Ringo Cantillo"

  Sandji Ivanchukov
51 3-4
Fury
  Kevin Murphy
52 3-5
Roughnecks
Whitecaps

 

Unknown.

 

"Obtained fifth and sixth picks in three-way deal with Tampa Bay and Houston and selected Steve Nesin"

  Steve Nesin
53 3-6
Rogues
Hurricane

 

Unconfirmed.

 

"Houston traded its second and third round picks for 1979 for Memphis sixth pick of the third round"

 

Most accounts have Turner drafted by Hurricanes and then sent to Whitecaps-- "Houston picked goalkeeper Chris Turner... then sent him to Vancouver on the condition that the Hurricanes obtain the rights to Ian Anderson."

 

Some accounts have Turner drafted by Whitecaps? "Obtained fifth and sixth picks in three-way deal with Tampa Bay and Houston and selected Steve Nesin and Chris Turner"-- this is believed to be in error

  Chris Turner
54 3-7
Cosmos
  Jim Millinder / Jim Millinger
55 3-8
Sting
  Bill Drozd
56 3-9
Diplomats
  Sid Nolan
57 3-10
Timbers
  Waining Lee
58 3-11
Lancers
  Chris Cacciatore
59 3-12
Earthquakes
Sockers

 

Unknown.

 

Pick may not have gone directly from Earthquakes > Sockers

  Joe Hight
60 3-13
Surf
  John Hayes
61 3-14
Rowdies

Unknown.

 

"The 14th pick in the third round was ... Thomas Maurer, going to Tampa Bay" per AP

 

"The final pick by Tampa Bay, the third-round 14th pick, gave the Rowdies ... Hyon Lee ..."

  Tom Maurer
62 3-15
Blizzard
  Ken Ivanchukov
63 3-16
Earthquakes
  John Anton
64 3-17
Whitecaps
  Gerry Gray
65 3-18
Rowdies
  Hyon Lee
66 3-19
Kicks
  Dave Dolphas
67 3-20
Aztecs
  Jim Popov
68 3-21
Tornado
  Joe Smith
69 3-22
Strikers
  Ken Hammond
70 3-23
Sounders
  Cliff Brown
71 3-24
Cosmos
  Joe Filian
Round 4
72 4-1
Caribou
  Adam Abronski
73 4-2
Express
Roughnecks

 

Unknown.

 

Pick may not have gone directly from Express > Roughnecks

  Duncan MacDonald
74 4-3
Tea Men
  Mike Reitz
75 4-4
Fury
  Bill Sautter
76 4-5
Roughnecks
Cosmos

 

Unknown.

 

Pick may not have gone directly from Roughnecks > Cosmos

  David Dickey
77 4-6
Rogues
  Ray Knowland
78 4-7
Stompers
  Eric Price
79 4-8
Sting
  Tom Nevers
80 4-9
Diplomats
  Peter Caringi
81 4-10
Timbers
  Tim Gibbons
82 4-11
Lancers
  Bob Cupello
83 4-12
Earthquakes
  Emilio John
84 4-13
Surf
  Kevin Dunne
85 4-14
Roughnecks
  Jim Boyle
86 4-15
Blizzard
  Denny Kinnevy
87 4-16
Earthquakes
  Rich Jungling
88 4-17
Whitecaps
  Gino Nonni
89 4-18
Rowdies
Aztecs

 

Unknown.

 

Pick may not have gone directly from Rowdies > Aztecs

  Mark Frederickson
90 4-19
Kicks
  Gary LaGrande
91 4-20
Aztecs
  Nimrod Dreyfus
92 4-21
Tornado
  Uwe von Schaman
93 4-22
Strikers
  Jan Kapstad
94 4-23
Sounders
  Todd Schilperoort
95 4-24
Hurricane
  Pat Fidelia