Well, FanSiders, tomorrow is the big day for one of Major League Soccer’s showcase events. MLS SuperDraft 2014 will be televised by ESPNEWS and WatchESPN. The first two rounds of the four round draft will take place on January 16, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Rounds three and four will take place on January 21, 2014.
The MLS SuperDraft selection order has been constant throughout league history. Here’s how this works:
The nine clubs which do not qualify for the playoffs receive picks #1 through #9 (in reverse order of season points);
The two clubs eliminated in the Knockout round of playoffs receive picks #10 and #11 (in reverse order of season points);
The four clubs eliminated in the Conference Semifinals receive picks #12 through #15 (in reverse order of season points);
The two clubs eliminated in the Conference Finals receive picks #16 and #17 (in reverse order of season points);
The club which loses 2013 MLS Cup receives pick #18;
The club which wins 2013 MLS Cup receives pick #19.
This selection order pertains to all rounds of the MLS SuperDraft.
I’ve done Mock Drafts before, so here’s my bold predictions as to who will pick who in the first two rounds.