|Credit: Pépé, Montreal Impact|
As it has for the past few years, the first round will be broadcasted on ESPN2...but I wish the entire draft would be broadcasted!
It will begin at noon ET and feature two rounds with 38 total selections.
Click "read more" for further information on 2012 SuperDraft and lists of current top college soccer talent.
The expansion Montreal Impact will select first overall in both rounds. The order of the rest of the field will be conducted as follows. I didn't want to confuse anyone with how the draft order breaks down, so I'll let the MLS explain. According to a MLS news release:
"The next eight selections [after the Impact select #1] are currently held by clubs that did not qualify for the 2011 MLS Cup Playoffs, in reverse order of regular season finish. The remaining 10 positions currently belong to clubs that were eliminated in the same round of the 2011 MLS Cup Playoffs, in reverse order of regular season finish."
The 2012 Adidas MLS Player Combine (equivalent to the NFL Combine) for soccer, will be held in Florida before the draft. Coaches, scouts and technical staffs of all 19 teams will be represented as they try to get one last look at the best talent trying to make it the MLS.
Five days after the SuperDraft is held (January 17), the four-round Supplemental Draft will be conducted via conference call.
Interested in the top talent from the college soccer ranks and who Montreal could be selecting at #1 overall? Check out these sites: Top College Soccer Prospects 2011, Men's National Top 100 & 2012 MLS Mock Draft.
Is there a college player you really want to see the Impact select? Is there an under-the-radar player we should all keep our eyes on? Leave your thoughts in the comments below and/or hit me up on Twitter at @MLSinMONTREAL.