Everything you need to know ahead of the 2023 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas


Much of the soccer world still hasn't recovered from Sunday's epic FIFA World Cup Final and the calendar still officially reads 2022, but in Major League Soccer all eyes have turned to the 2023 season, which inches closer and closer with this week's MLS SuperDraft.

Here's everything you need to know as clubs continue building their rosters for 2023 and beyond.

When is the 2023 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas?

This season's SuperDraft is taking place earlier than ever, slated for Wednesday, December 21, at 5 p.m. ET. The draft will consist of three rounds and a total of 88 picks between the league's 29 teams, leading off with expansion side St. Louis CITY SC holding the first overall selection.

How can I watch the SuperDraft?

Pre-draft coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. ET, with the SuperDraft show itself beginning at 5 p.m. ET, streaming on YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, and Links to the live show will also be provided on Revolution social channels.

Which selections does New England hold in this year's SuperDraft?

The Revs head into Wednesday's draft with all three of their natural selections in the 1st (10th overall), 2nd (39th overall), and 3rd (68th overall) rounds.

Who did the Revs select in last year's SuperDraft?

New England's picks in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft were goalkeeper Jacob Jackson (24th overall, Loyola Marymount) and defender Ben Reveno (52nd overall, UCLA), both of whom remain on the Revolution's first team roster heading into the 2023 season.

Jackson made 11 appearances for Revolution II and was named MLS NEXT Pro Goalkeeper of the Month in May after posting five straight shutouts, but his impressive debut season was unfortunately cut short when he underwent successful surgery to repair a torn ACL in early August.

Reveno was a stalwart for Revolution II, appearing in 20 games for the MLS NEXT Pro side while showing an ability to play both center back and right back. The young defender signed an MLS contract in May and made his first team debut against New York City FC in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16, before making his full MLS debut on June 19, coming on late to help the Revs secure a 2-1 win over Minnesota United.

Which players on the Revolution roster came through the SuperDraft?

Eleven players on the Revolution's 2023 roster originally entered the league through the SuperDraft: Jozy Altidore (17th overall, 2006), Brandon Bye (8th overall, 2018), Earl Edwards Jr. (43rd overall, 2015), Andrew Farrell (1st overall, 2013), Omar Gonzalez (3rd overall, 2009), Jacob Jackson (24th overall, 2022), DeJuan Jones (11th overall, 2019), Henry Kessler (6th overall, 2020), Tommy McNamara (20th overall, 2014), Matt Polster (7th overall, 2015), and Ben Reveno (52nd overall, 2022).

Also of note, Tajon Buchanan (9th overall, 2019) arrived in New England via the SuperDraft before being transferred to Club Brugge ahead of the 2022 season.