SuperDraft 2018

FEATURE: About MLS SuperDraft 2018 presented by adidas

MLS SuperDraft 2018 presented by adidas, Major League Soccer’s annual player draft, brings together top collegiate, youth, and international players as they step into the professional ranks in MLS. This year, the SuperDraft consists of four rounds, each with 23 picks.  The first two rounds will take place on Friday, January 19th, in Philadelphia and third and fourth rounds on Jan. 21 via conference call. Notable selections in past years include: former New England Revolution and current Seattle Sounders FC forward Clint Dempsey (2004), NYCFC’s Jack Harrison (2016), 2016 Goalkeeper of the Year, Philadelphia Union’s Andre Blake (2014). 2016 AT&T Rookie of the Year, Sounders FC’ Jordan Morris, and 2017 AT&T Rookie of the Year, Atlanta United’s Julian Gressel.
MLS SuperDraft 2018 presented by adidas will be streamed live on, the MLS YouTube channel, and the MLS Facebook page with live updates through MLS social media channels.
Expansion club Los Angeles Football Club holds the first overall selection in MLS SuperDraft 2018 presented by adidas. The following selections are by teams that did not qualify for the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs, beginning with the team that earned the fewest points in the 2017 regular season, unless selections have been traded. The remaining 12 picks are ranked by fewest regular season points among teams that were eliminated in the same round of the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs.


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