MLS Releases 2011 MLS Combine and SuperDraft Details

MLS Releases 2011 MLS Combine and SuperDraft Details

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On November 11, 2010
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  • 2011 MLS Combine, 2011 MLS SuperDraft

Major League Soccer today announced that the 2011 adidas MLS Player Combine will be held from January 8-11 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., concluding two days prior to the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. The SuperDraft will be held on January 13 at 12:00 p.m. ET, in Baltimore, Maryland at the Baltimore Convention Center.

The 2011 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas will include four rounds and 72 overall selections. Vancouver Whitecaps FC will have the first overall selection in the 2011 SuperDraft while the Portland Timbers will select second.  The next eight selections are from teams that did not qualify for the 2010 MLS Cup Playoffs beginning with the team with fewest 2010 regular season points (3 points per win, one point per tie). The remaining eight positions are ranked by fewest regular season points among the teams that were eliminated in the same round of the MLS Cup Playoffs.

Below is a projected SuperDraft order:

  1. Vancouver
  2. Portland
  3. D.C. United
  4. Chivas USA
  5. Philadelphia
  6. New England
  7. Houston
  8. Toronto FC
  9. Chicago
  10. Kansas City
  11. Seattle
  12. Columbus
  13. New York
  14. Real Salt Lake
  15. San Jose*
  16. Colorado*
  17. FC Dallas*
  18. LA*

* The final four will be determined more once the playoffs conclude.

I don’t believe there are any trades that would change the order any but this is a rough draft to say the least. The first 10 picks though seem to be totally set with the four after that being pretty set as well. LA will end up with the last pick if they win it all, or they’ll get the 16th pick based on their record if they lose to Dallas this weekend. I wrote my projections based on their record and not where the clubs were placed in the playoffs via eastern or western conference. I’d imagine that will play a factor in this a little bit.

Schedule of Events:
Friday, January 7

All Day                                     Player Arrivals and Physicals

Saturday, January 8

2:00 PM                                    Game 1 – Central Broward Regional Park – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

3:45 PM                                    Game 2- Central Broward Regional Park – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Sunday, January 9

OFF

Monday, January 10

12:00 PM                                  Game 1 – Central Broward Regional Park – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

1:45 PM                                    Game 2 – Central Broward Regional Park – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Tuesday, January 11

12:00 PM                                  Game 1 – Central Broward Regional Park – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

1:45 AM                                    Game 2 – Central Broward Regional Park – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Wednesday, January 12

OFF

Thursday, January 13

12:00 PM                                  2011 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas (Baltimore Convention Center – Baltimore, Maryland)

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