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Getting there is half the battle: Draft class longevity at MLS clubs

How long does a MLS club’s draft class stick around?It is one thing to be drafted by a Major League Soccer team.  In recent years, that honor has been extended to somewhere between sixty and eighty (mostly) college soccer players every January.It is another manner for a drafted player to make it onto a MLS roster and […]

How many players on MLS payrolls appear in league matches? The curious cases of 2011 and 2012

I’ve spent much of the last year studying draft and payroll data in Major League Soccer, from the founding days in 1996 to the present.  I’m starting to get a picture of who plays and who doesn’t as well as the values attached to draft selections by future performance and the market.  The second part is really […]