Thursday, January 17, 2013
2013 MLS SuperDraft
The crowd is here and the chants, songs and expressions of my team is way better than yours have been echoing the huge ballroom that the MLS SuperDraft are being held here in Indianapolis.
I'm going to make a few notes on the day and then share some links to photos and video as they become available. I will not provide you my analysis on who drafted well or poorly. Well, not intentionally. This is more about the experience of witnessing dreams coming true for a few select players.
We'll be posting to our Facebook
pages as well. Check out what we have here and be sure to comment, share, etc. This is a fun day and we're happy to share it with you.
Some random draft facts, courtesy of MLS:
All-time draft selections by university since the inception of the various draft formats is UCLA with 63. With 30 or more selections we have Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. There are 13 with 20 or more, led by Creighton with 28.
The top 10 schools (since 2008) by players selected in the SuperDraft only are Wake Forest (13), Akron (12), Notre Dame (12), Maryland (11), UCLA (10), North Carolina (10), Indiana, California, California-Santa Barbara and Creighton each have 9 selections.
More to come...
Update: 10:49 AM ET:
ESPN SportsCenter will air the first pick live today. ESPN3 will pick up the coverage from there in addition to a number of live feeds; here's the link from MLS direct:www.mlssoccer.com/superdraft/2013
VIDEO of the first picks: