Jeff Larentowicz might be part of the US national team camp in California right now, but in 2005 he was languishing in the fourth round of the MLS Supplemental Draft, waiting for his chance.
The New England Revolution gave him that chance with the ninth pick in the fourth round, and the rest is history. Larentowicz has since emerged as one of the premier central midfielders in the league, an MLS Cup champion, an MLS All-Star and a player fighting for the opportunity to help lift the US national team into the 2014 World Cup.
So here's the question: Who's next?
Join MLSsoccer.com at 1:45 pm ET on Tuesday for complete coverage of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft, when all 19 teams take a shot at shoring up their rosters or possibly finding a diamond in the rough ahead of the new season.
Follow along as we offer a live chat for all four rounds of the Supplemental Draft and a live draft tracker, updated with all 76 picks on the day.
See who can join the successful careers of Larentowicz, San Jose Earthquakes defender Jason Hernandez, Chivas USA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy, Seattle Sounders forward Michael Fucito and Vancouver Whitecaps defender Jordan Harvey as players who made a name for themselves after most teams passed them by.
Someone's career is about to begin. Don't miss it.