The 2017 MLS SuperDraft will be hosted in Los Angeles, California. It starts at 3pm ET on Friday (January 13), with selections for the first two rounds being made at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America convention before the remaining picks - rounds three and four - are completed on Tuesday (January 17) by conference call.
How to watch
The draft will be streamed live on MLS’ YouTube account. You can watch it right here:
When do Toronto FC pick?
TFC have three picks in the opening two rounds. Having finished as last season’s MLS Cup runners up, their first pick is the penultimate pick of the first round (21st overall). They then have two second-round picks they acquired via trade (26th and 27th overall). Their own second-round pick (43rd overall) was traded to the Portland Timbers to acquire Will Johnson, and the Timbers in turn have moved it on to D.C. United.
Toronto have four more picks in the third and fourth rounds at 52nd, 65th, 83rd and 87th overall. The 52nd pick was acquired via a trade with Orlando City (for Joe Bendik) and the 83rd pick was acquired via a trade with the New York Red Bulls for (Richard Eckersley).
Who could Toronto FC select?
Toronto have expressed a desire to add a young right-back to backup Steven Beitashour, and they could use the draft for that purpose. Here are eight players we think could be intriguing to the Reds in the opening two rounds, and here’s how our mock draft with the rest of the SB Nation network panned out.
Who will be selected first overall?
Minnesota United pick first as one of the two expansion teams joining the league. They are expected to take either Duke forward Jeremy Ebobisse, Syracuse defender Miles Robinson or UCLA forward Abu Danladi, with Ebobisse probably the favourite to be No.1 overall.