Draft 2022 MLS, known as SuperDraft, takes place on Tuesday and there is plenty of talent, but also no obvious choice to go to the top.
A total of three rounds will be played and the expanding team Charlotte FC will win the first pick, while the MLS New York City FC winner will have the final pick of the first round. The ranking is based on the reverse order of completion in the previous season, but the teams have since moved up and down the draft order through exchanges.
The COVID-19 pandemic has plunged college football into some upheaval, and players have gained additional competence and the opportunity to transfer to new schools. Value will still be available in this talent pool, although the number of players ready for MLS is likely to be small. The middle field class is especially lousy, with a number of defenders and goalkeepers.
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How to watch 2022 MLS SuperDraft
SuperDraft MLS 2022 will take place on Tuesday, January 11 at 15:00 ET with coverage provided by Major League Soccer on all of its streaming platforms and social networks. Only the first of three rounds will be broadcast live.
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2022 Draft MLS standings: 1st round
|4||Dynamo in Houston|
|8||San Jose earthquake|
|15||NY Red Bulls|
|18||Orlando City SC|
|22||Sports Kansas City|
|24||The New England Revolution|
|25||Real Salt Lake|
|28||FC New York City|
The best prospects for the MLS 2022 proposal
Goalkeepers need to be watched this season, as four players can go in the first round. Not a single goalkeeper fell in the first round of last year’s draft, FC Dallas took the first in position 48. This year’s pool is a completely different story.
In the pool, Kyle Holcomb and Thor Ulfarsson are a talented duo of ACC forwards with a busy attacking group ready to score in the coming season. The midfielder this year is the midfielder.
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Below are 18 players who could get among the top 10 draft picks. Saint Louis, which has made it to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament, has a number of top players who might get caught soon.
Roman Celentano (Indiana)
Celentano, twice the top goalie of the year in the top ten, has built a stellar success rate of 82.1 percent in three seasons in Indiana, including a crazy 90.8 percent in 16 matches of the 2020-21 season disrupted by COVID-19 (six goals allowed, nine offsets). His highlight was a quadruple bonkers save in November against Northwestern, which was No. 1 in SportsCenter’s Top 10 games.
Patrick Schulte (Saint Louis)
The second year, with the experience of the American youth national team at the level of under 18, performed well for his school and the Saint Louis FC club. Schulte once saved three penalties in one US Open Cup penalty shootout in 2019, when the team reached the fourth round of the competition that year. In 21 games for Billikens this season, he recorded nine shutouts and scored only 18 goals.
Alec Smir (North Carolina)
Smir led the ACC with 10 shutouts in 2020, scoring only 11 goals in 18 games and playing every second of the UNC run at the College Cup. These numbers have declined last season, but he has considerable experience at a high level.
Will Meyer (Akron)
He joined Akron as a transfer from Louisville, and although his numbers don’t jump out of the page, he has high marks from scouts and could see a mention in the first round, although he would probably lag behind the other three already mentioned.
Kipp Keller (Saint Louis)
Keller, the second All American team for 2021, is a potential triple draft after he left as a subclass and signed a special adidas generation contract that will not count towards the team’s salary budget.
He was overshadowed by teammate Simon Becher, who made it to the first team of All American as a striker, but Keller should be a hot commodity as a young home player in the back.
Esai Easley (Grand Canyon)
After choosing competitive football over competitive surfing, Easley made his way to the Grand Canyon national stage, where he proved to be a mobile midfielder on the way to being named WAC Defensive Player of the Year and gaining recognition as one of the best defenders. . in the nation.
Ryan Sailor (Washington)
Sailor, Pac-12’s best defensive player of the year and the first team of all Americans, has a lot of fuss in the middle of a busy middle-class class. In his senior season in the red T-shirt, Sailor entered all 22 games and led the defense, which collected only 10 goals, which is the third least in the country. He also added six goals, which is the best total in the country for a central defender. The only question is his professional readiness.
Ahmed Longmire (UCLA)
While Longmire’s season did not gain Pac-12 and national recognition as Sailor, due to concussion problems, the move to the Utah Valley came to UCLA and solidified as a prominent prospect.
Charlie Asensio (Clemson)
A late addition to the draft after passing an option to transfer to Atlanta United through a domestic contract, Asensio is the outermost defender who was critical of Clemson’s national championship race and who gives the party breadth with both his defensive and creative abilities.
Mohamed Omar (Notre Dame)
A Canadian youth national team from Toronto, Omar is a talented midfielder who played over 1700 minutes for Notre Dame last season and scored four goals to help the Irish reach the final. It is not clear where Omar will be taken, with mock drafts him the whole first round, but it is clear that he is seen as a talent.
Ben Bender (Maryland)
The unanimous midfielder of 2021 scored nine goals and five assists in two seasons in Maryland, but it is his two-way game that has earned him recognition and could get high in the draft in the middle of a thin middle group.
Sofiane Djeffal (Oregon)
The Pac-12 Player of the Year led Oregon State to No. 1 in the country for the first time in the program’s history on the road to the Pac-12 title. Djeffal was the center of this rise, scoring five goals and adding five assists. Nantes’ youth product, which comes from France, would occupy an international position on the list, which could damage its position in the draft.
Justin Rasmussen (Grand Canyon)
Rasmussen, who was named a top 50 player by Top Drawer Soccer, struck the Grand Canyon nine times last season. While the team was eventually upset in the first round of the NCAA tournament, Rasmussen stood out. It is the player on the left who can be moved to the wing if necessary.
Isaiah Parker (Saint Louis)
Raw, highly charged player Parker leaves Saint Louis with a subclass adidas contract after just one season in which he scored three goals and assisted in seven, demonstrating exceptional speed in the process.
Kyle Holcomb (Wake Forest)
Holcomb, an experienced striker who can handle everything, is not only ruthless in front of the net, but contributes in all areas of the course, he was the leader on the field for a strong Wake Forest program. Holcomb has scored 33 goals in four years as Deac, contributing to the defense as well as the goal. The term “clinical” is often used to describe it, and for good reason.
Ousseni Bouda (Stanford)
Bouda, a member of the first Pac-12 team, missed the shortened COVID-19 season last year due to injury, but returned with pride. Bouda, a native of Burkina Faso and a product of Ghana’s Right to Dream Academy, scored 10 goals in his 39 career matches at Stanford and assisted 14 others.
Thor Ulfarsson (Duke)
A constant and frustrating presence for the ACC defense, Ulfarsson has scored an incredible 19 goals for Duke over 24 seasons in 24 games, including 15 in the last campaign. The native of Iceland was a member of the First Team All-American and is a real target man in front.
Farai Mutatu (Michigan)
Mutatu, which moved from Zimbabwe to Michigan in 2006, is a broad player with pace and good service and could be a versatile pickup. Mutatu experienced time at the lower levels of American football and could be deployed in a number of positions, including as No. 10 or on the wing.