Monday, December 22, 2008

Preparing for the MLS SuperDraft......

The 2009 MLS SuperDraft is approaching fast, and will no longer be followed by the Supplemental draft, which has given us solid MLS contributors like Jeff Larentowicz, Devon McTavish, and Aaron Pitchkolan in the past few years. Check out some commentary on the change here and here. At first, I was opposed to this move but the more I think about it, at least this way players will get a chance to try out where they would prefer and test the waters for better contract offers, instead of a situation like this occurring again. USL-1 teams should be excited to reap the benefits of the MLS' cut in roster size and the elimination of the reserve league.

Also, I am going to go ahead and guess that the University of Maryland just might be Don Garber's favorite college squad. They basically are a feeder team for MLS with Omar Gonzalez, Jeremy Hall, and Rodney Wallace all set to leave school early and sign with MLS. Seniors Graham Zusi and AJ Delegarza should also find places on MLS rosters next year, as should Matt Kassel if he decides to leave early.

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