MLS SuperDraft: What’s the point? Why this age-old system is now obsolete

The Major League Soccer SuperDraft – depending on who you ask – is either an anachronism destined to be abolished in short order, or a worthwhile way to introduce young talent into the league in a fair and judicious manner.

The two groups are not remotely similar in size. The draft does not split fans down the middle, with half of them condoning abolition while the other half argues for continuing the process. The draft stopped being a crucial part of the MLS team-building process some years ago, and the only group that seems to back it as an important at all is the league leaders themselves. MLS commissioner Don Garber is a big fan of the draft. College kids holding up jerseys and decked out in team scarves makes for quality photo ops.

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