Follow along live with the MLS SuperDraft

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Each year, with more and more players opting to turn pro at 18 years old or sign directly from college to the MLS teams that hold their rights, fewer top players enter the MLS SuperDraft. Just two players from last season’s draft — Brandon Bye of New England and Chris Mueller of Orlando — played significant roles in their rookie seasons.

But there’s speculation that some of the players at the top of this season’s draft could develop into top pros, and there’s little consensus about who will go first overall. Tajon Buchanan was projected to go No. 1 overall in SB Nation’s mock draft, as well as in Matt Doyle’s at MLS. However, UCLA’s Frankie Amaya and VCU’s Said Haji are both projected to have bright professional futures.

Seven players have won Generation adidas contracts for this draft, meaning they’ll earn higher salaries than their fellow rookies and they won’t count against the salary cap. All of Buchanan, Amaya and Haji have GA deals.

Below, you can find a list of all the GA players, and our live tracker, which will update throughout the draft as each pick is made. The draft is scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m. ET.

Generation adidas players

Frankie Amaya, M, UCLA
Tajon Buchanan, M, Syracuse
Griffin Dorsey, M, Indiana
Said Haji, M, VCU
John Nelson, D, UNC
Dayne St. Clair, GK, Maryland
J.J. Williams, F, Kentucky

Round 1

1. FC Cincinnati — Frankie Amaya, M, UCLA
2. San Jose Earthquakes — Said Haji, M, VCU
3. Orlando City — Santiago Patino, F, FIU
4. FC Dallas — Callum Montgomery, D, UNC-Charlotte
5. Colorado Rapids — Andre Shinyashiki, F, Denver
6. Toronto FC — Griffin Dorsey, M, Indiana
7. Minnesota United
8. Houston Dynamo
9. New England Revolution
10. FC Dallas
11. New England Revolution
12. LA Galaxy
13. FC Cincinnati
14. D.C. United
15. Chicago Fire
16. FC Cincinnati
17. Real Salt Lake
18. Columbus Crew SC
19. New York City FC
20. Seattle Sounders FC
21. Sporting Kansas City
22. New York Red Bulls
23. Portland Timbers FC
24. Atlanta United FC

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