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A Brief History of the MLS SuperDraft



Welcome back, soccer fans, and Happy New Year!

With Mike out sick, Nick wanted to take a little time to talk about the history of the Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft. That little time turned into a lot of time, but time full of information. Listen in as Nick takes you through every 1st Overall Pick in SuperDraft history and then reviews the complete list of picks over the last three years.

Based on his analysis, you can see three periods of the SuperDraft: 1) teams searching for talent, 2) teams looking for teenagers to develop, and 3) teams looking for regular starters (not necessarily all-stars). Also, recent history suggest that the best talent is in the first ten picks, otherwise, you hope to develop your drafts picks in your USL affiliate.

Let us know if you agree with Nick’s analysis, and what are your thoughts on your team’s draft selections. Be sure to join the conversation and keep up with our social media: