On Tuesday, MLS held its first Supplemental Draft since abandoning it for the past two seasons. The mechanism is an opportunity for teams to add to their roster by picking through players who were overlooked in last week's three-round SuperDraft.
This year's draft unearthed undoubtable quality, but history tells us there's still MLS-ready talent on the board. How do we know? Let's take a look at some of the more notable MLS talent to have emerged from the Supplemental Draft in the past.
(Note: MLS either skipped the Supplemental Draft or combined it with the SuperDraft in 2000-02, '04 and '09-10 for various reasons relating mostly to changes in roster sizes.)
2008: Kheli Dube (New England), Danleigh Borman (New York), Chris Tierney (New England)
2007: Aaron Hohlbein (Kansas City), Kosuke Kimura (Colorado), Danny Cepero (New York)
2006: Andy Gruenebaum (Columbus), Joe Vide (New York), Jordan Harvey (Colorado), Dasan Robinson (Chicago)
2005: Jason Hernandez (New York), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose), Jeff Larentowicz (New England)
2003: Brian Ching (San Jose), John Wolyniec (New York)
1998: C.J. Brown (Chicago), Geoff Aunger (D.C. United)
1997: Ezra Hendrickson (New York), Curt Onalfo (LA Galaxy)
1996: Chris Armas (LA Galaxy), Paul Caligiuri (LA Galaxy)