March 3, 2005
Kansas City, MO - Dustin Branan, a 2003 Brown graduate and a three-time All-Ivy selection for the men's soccer team, has signed a development contract with Major League Soccer's Kansas City Wizards. Branan had spent the last two years with the A-League's Minnesota Thunder. He led the Thunder in minutes played last season, logging 2645 minutes, scoring two goals and adding an assist. He was named to the 2004 A-League's "Best XI"
While at Brown, Branan led the Bears to two Ivy League Championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances, including the Elite Eight in 2000. During his tenure, he helped lead Brown to 21 shutouts. As a junior and senior, he earned First Team All-Ivy honors.