MLS Cutting Supplemental Draft

MLS Cutting Supplemental Draft

  • 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.

  • Kaiser

    What happens to teams that traded players for supplemental draft picks? (LA, Red Bulls, etc.) Will they be compensated in any way or just out of luck?

  • WVHooligan

    Haven't heard…I'm sure some sort of compensation will come down. But it wouldn't shock me to see the clubs just be S.O.L.

  • Kaiser

    What happens to teams that traded players for supplemental draft picks? (LA, Red Bulls, etc.) Will they be compensated in any way or just out of luck?

    • Haven’t heard…I’m sure some sort of compensation will come down. But it wouldn’t shock me to see the clubs just be S.O.L.

  • Nordecke Luchador

    This was a sound move by the league. I agree that for this year, the Super Draft will stay 4 rounds, but they should consider expanding. Columbus 'Till I Die.

  • This was a sound move by the league. I agree that for this year, the Super Draft will stay 4 rounds, but they should consider expanding. Columbus ‘Till I Die.

  • Isaac Wade

    When will this take place? There still is a supplemental draft this year right?

  • WVHooligan

    Issac, there is no supplemental draft this year. The league cut it, just like this post said.

  • Isaac Wade

    When will this take place? There still is a supplemental draft this year right?

    • Issac, there is no supplemental draft this year. The league cut it, just like this post said.