Major League Soccer today announced details for the 2013 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas and the 2013 adidas MLS Player Combine.
For the ninth consecutive year, the MLS SuperDraft will be held in conjunction with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention, and take place on Thursday, January 17, at the Indiana Convention Center, in Indianapolis, Ind. The SuperDraft will beginat 12 p.m. ET. The 2013 MLS SuperDraft will include two rounds and 38 overall selections. The first nine selections are currently held by clubs that did not qualify for the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs, in reverse order of regular season finish. The remaining 10 positions currently belong to clubs that were eliminated in the same round of the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs, in reverse order of regular season finish. A four-round Supplemental Draft will take place via conference call on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.
The 2013 adidas MLS Player Combine will again be held at Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., prior to the SuperDraft.
The invited players will be divided into four separate teams that are led by prominent collegiate coaches and select youth coaches. Matches will be played as doubleheaders on January 11, 13 and 15. Each match is closely monitored by technical staff from all 19 MLS clubs. Tickets will be available to the public for $10 on the day of the games at the Central Broward Regional Park box office and include admission to both matches that day. The list of participating players, as determined by a select panel of college coaches in conjunction with MLS coaches and technical staffs, will be announced at a later date.