- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On December 18, 2008
- 10 Comments
- 2009 MLS SuperDraft, Supplemental Draft
A move that I really am not shocked by, according to SBI the league has decided to scrap the MLS Supplemental Draft. The four-round draft was an annual event which usually followed a week after the MLS Draft.
After the league decided to lower the number of development roster spots it was only an amount of time before this draft was too scrapped.
And to be honest it was a smart move on the league’s part as they will soon fill those developmental spots with players out of youth academies in each club before long anyways.
The Supplemental Draft typically only produced one or two decent players over the years. Last year we saw Kheli Dube come out of the second draft to shine for the New England Revolution.
Players that go undrafted in the SuperDraft will be able to try out with whichever club that they choice instead of being possibly picked up in the second draft. I think the USL also got a little gitty today over this news because it means they have access to some quality players out of college now too that they may have not before.
No word yet on if the league will increase the amount of rounds in the SuperDraft or if it will remain a four-round draft. More than likely it will stay like it is.