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
? 1-?
Sounders
Earthquakes

 

Traded • rights to Mike Ivanow to Sounders for • 1978 first round pick (?-?) on 1976-06-29

   
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
Rougues
  John Houska
7 1-7
Strikers
  Mike Ortiz-Velez
8 1-8
Sting
Caribou

 

Unknown.

 

"Colordao from Chicago " per AP

  Matt Bahr
9 1-9
Hurricane
  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
Stompers
  Andy Atuegbu
16 1-16
Aztecs
  Alan Kelly
17 1-17
Cosmos
  Ron Atanasio
18 1-18
Whitecaps
  Jack Attaida
19 1-19
Kicks
  Emilio Romero
20 1-20
Aztecs
  Leif Redal
21 1-21
Sockers
  John Nusum
22 1-22
Cosmos
  Cleveland Lewis
23 1-23
Sounders
  Pete Collico
24 1-24
Cosmos
  Peter Mannino
25 1-25
Sockers
  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
Rougues
  Fran Lemons
   
Strikers
  Les Peterson
32 2-7
Sting
  Dan McCrudden
33  
Hurricane
Diplomats

 

Unknown.

  Joe Gantenhammer
34  
Timbers
  Joe Marrello
35  
Lancers
  George Perry
36  
Earthquakes
  Jerry Bevans
37  
Express
   
38  
Roughnecks
   
39  
Stompers
   
40  
Aztecs
   
41  
Cosmos
   
42  
Whitecaps
   
43 2-19
Kicks
  Roman Stanko
44  
Aztecs
   
45  
Sockers
   
46  
Cosmos
   
47  
Sounders
   
48  
Cosmos
   
49  
Sockers
   
Round 3
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
64 3-14
Rowdies

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

Thomas Maurer
         
         
         
         
69 3-19
Kicks
  Dave Dolphus
         
         
         
         
         
         
Round 4
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
94 4-19
Kicks
  Gary LeGrand