Feb. 6, 2000
CLEMSON, S.C. – John Wilson and Alan Woods, a pair of former Clemson soccer players who helped Clemson to an ACC Championship, number-one national ranking and Final Eight NCAA finish in 1998, have been taken in the first round of the MLS draft.
Wilson, a native of Seneca who played for the Tigers from 1995-98, was the ninth selection of the entire draft by the Kansas City Wizards. Woods, a senior on Clemson’s 1999 team, was taken with the 10th selection of the draft by the Colorado Rapids.
Clemson has now had four first round selections by the league over the last two years. Wilson and Woods will give Clemson 10 MLS players over the last four years.
Wilson played professionally with the Charleston Battery of the A League last year. He played in 57 matches for the Tigers, 39 as a starter and scored 18 goals and added 35 assists in his career. he was a second-team All-ACC selection in 1997.
Woods, who played his first two years at Notre Dame before transfering, had five goals and two assists as a senior for the Tigers. The native of Burtonsville, MD was named first-team All-ACC and first-team All-South. He started 41 games for Clemson in the 1998 and 1999 seasons combined.
Josh Campbell, Clemson’s goalkeeper last year, has signed a professional contract with the Charleston Battery of the A League.
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