On Tuesday, Major League Soccer announced an expansion of the eligible player pool for the MLS SuperDraft, and it could have a significant impact on college players from New England and beyond.
For the first time in league history, the list of players eligible for selection in MLS SuperDraft 2024 may now include collegiate sophomores and juniors, in addition to previously draft-eligible groups. College players will also still be able to sign Generation adidas contracts.
This expansion opens the door for a broader range of promising young talent to kickstart their professional careers in Major League Soccer. Additionally, a player who is drafted by an MLS club and has remaining college eligibility will have the option to return to school and further their development, but will not be draft eligible in the future.