The 2023 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft presented by adidas is set to take place on Wednesday, December 21, offering clubs around the league a chance to add young and talented players to their rosters. Ahead of the event, here’s everything you need to know about the SuperDraft and CITY SC’s role in it as dozens of prospects begin their careers in professional soccer.
What time is the SuperDraft, and how can I watch?
The SuperDraft will start at 4 p.m. CT, with a pre-show beginning at 3:30 p.m. CT, and can be streamed on the MLSsoccer.com, the MLS app, youtube.com/MLS, twitter.com/MLS, and facebook.com/MLS. Only the first round will be streamed – the second and third rounds can be followed in the Draft Tracker.
Where is the SuperDraft?
The SuperDraft will broadcast out of CITYPARK and St. Louis CITY SC will host a small group of ticketed supporters and fans in the ULTRA Club.
How many rounds is the SuperDraft?
Similar to 2022, the MLS SuperDraft will feature three rounds. Only the first round will be streamed.
When will St. Louis CITY SC pick?
Currently, CITY SC has the first overall pick in the draft, the first pick in the second round (30th overall) and the first pick of the third round (59th overall).
Who did CITY SC select in the MLS Expansion Draft earlier this year?
St. Louis CITY SC made five selections and completed two trades in the 2022 MLS Expansion Draft. CITY SC picked Orlando City and USMNT forward Niko Gioacchini, Inter Miami midfielder Indiana Vassilev, New England Revolution center back Jonathan Bell, FC Cincinnati left back John Nelson and New York Red Bulls forward Jake La Cava.
Following the five Expansion Draft selections, CITY SC made two trades, as well. CITY SC acquired Houston captain and center back Tim Parker in exchange for $500,000 in General Allocation Money over two seasons, $250,000 in 2023 and $250,000 in 2024. Houston will retain a portion of the player’s budget charge in both 2023 and 2024. St. Louis then selected La Cava and traded him to Inter Miami for $150,000 in 2023 GAM.
What players are eligible to be selected?