Earlier this month, we witnessed the 2021 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft take place. A night full of joy where college soccer seniors are one move closer to stepping on the pitch for an MLS franchise.
However, year in and year out, fewer college soccer players are seeing the field in an MLS game. So much so that the MLS shortened the draft this year. In 2020 the MLS SuperDraft consisted of four rounds. This year they reduced that number to three-rounds because so many organizations were taking the option to "pass" on their selection, which means that a team decided not to select anybody during that pick.
According to americansocceranalysis.com, from the 2013-2019 MLS drafts, there were an allowed 632 draft picks. Of those allotted picks, teams passed on 10