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MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas set for Friday, Jan. 11 in Chicago

2019 MLS expansion club FC Cincinnati to build roster with seven picks in first two rounds
Official SuperDraft player list features seven Generation adidas players
 
CHICAGO (January 10, 2019) – The 2019 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas will take center stage at McCormick Place West in Chicago this Friday, January 11 (12 p.m. CT), as top young, international, and Generation adidas players hope to fulfill their dreams of embarking on a professional soccer career. Expansion club FC Cincinnati has the robust opportunity to boost its inaugural season roster with seven selections over the course of the first two rounds.
 
SuperDraft Guide is available for download here.
 
The annual player selection event launched the MLS careers of 2018 MLS Cup participants Jeremy Ebobisse (Portland Timbers) and Julian Gressel (Atlanta United) – each first round selections in the 2017 SuperDraft. Gressel, an immediate impact player and reigning league champion, won the 2017 MLS Rookie of the Year award in his opening campaign.
 
The 2019 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas will feature the first and second rounds taking place live from the Skyline Ballroom on the third floor of the McCormick Place West convention center. Rounds 3 and 4 will follow via conference call on Monday, Jan. 14.
 
Fans can watch live coverage of the 2019 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas on MLSsoccer.com, the MLS App, and on MLS social media platforms (YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook) for exclusive first interviews with draft picks, and expert analysis from MLSsoccer.com personalities.
 
Among the more than 200 SuperDraft prospects increasingly gaining attention, all eyes will be on the seven Generation adidas players, including Frankie Amaya (UCLA), Tajon Buchanan (Syracuse University), Griffin Dorsey (Indiana University), Siad Haji (Virginia Commonwealth University), John Nelson (University of North Carolina), Dayne St. Clair (University of Maryland), JJ Williams (University of Kentucky),
 
MLS COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT
For any additional questions regarding the 2019 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas, please contact Christa.Mann@MLSsoccer.com.
 
MEDIA INFORMATION
The complete the 2019 MLS SuperDraft  presented by adidas player list is available here.
Download logos for the 2019 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas here.
Photos during the 2019 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas will be available here throughout the event.
 
CREDENTIALS & MEDIA ENTRANCE
Media credential will be available for pick up beginning at 9 a.m. CT on Friday, January 11 at McCormick Place West outside the Skyline Ballroom on the third floor. Media members will be asked to show identification to pick up credentials. Doors to the draft room will open to media at 10 a.m.
 
For any accreditation questions or late credential requests, please contact Irene Gutierrez at Irene.Gutierrez@MLSsoccer.com or (323) 791-7425.
 
SELECTION ORDER
Expansion club FC Cincinnati holds the first overall selection in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas. The following selections are by teams that did not qualify for the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs, beginning with the team that earned the fewest points in the 2018 regular season, unless selections have been traded. The remaining 12 picks are ranked by fewest regular season points among teams that were eliminated in the same round of the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs.
 
The continually updated SuperDraft order is available here.   
 
PLAYER AVAILABILITY
All players present at the SuperDraft and MLS club technical staffs will be available to the media in a mixed zone setting after selection.
 
PARKING
Paid parking is available to media in McCormick Place Parking Lot A. Additional parking information and a map are available here.
 
UNITED SOCCER COACHES CONVENTION
The United Soccer Coaches Convention will feature an exciting slate of MLS-featured programming.
 
Full schedule of speakers and presenters is available here.
 
Media can apply for credentials to the United Soccer coaches Convention here.
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