All you need to know about the 2021 MLS SuperDraft

The 2021 MLS SuperDraft is quickly approaching. For many young players, Thursday’s event represents the culmination of a lifetime of effort. Now all that remains is for them to wait to see if they get that call.

Unlike in previous years, this year’s draft will occur on a single day, featuring three rounds of selections. Since 2013, the SuperDraft has consisted of four rounds of selections, spread over two days. Austin FC will receive the first pick of the draft, as they look to finalize their inaugural roster. Atlanta United has the fifth overall pick. 

Players who are eligible for the MLS SuperDraft include college seniors, Generation adidas players, and athletes who have waived their college eligibility by signing to play in a domestic professional league since the conclusion of the 2019 college soccer season. 

For the most recent updated list of eligible players, please visit here.

Fans can watch Round 1 on or on the free MLS app. Atlanta United and MLS also will be providing live updates to fans throughout the draft as well across their social and digital platforms. 

On Thursday evening, following the conclusion of MLS’ coverage of the draft, Atlanta United will host a live show hosted by Jason Longshore and Kevin Egan, featuring content from the club’s MLS SuperDraft War Room with insights and perspective from both President, Darren Eales, and Vice President and Technical Director, Carlos Bocanegra. 

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