As we do every so often, we thought we would take a look around the web to see how mainstream websites and publications are covering the annual SuperDraft. We’ll start across in the pond in England, where the Guardian continues its regular (and impressive) MLS coverage with a team-by-team look at the upcoming draft through the eyes of various team supporters. The piece is well researched and clearly required a substantial amount of effort to put together. The comments after the entry are also instructive and worth a read.
Over at CNNSI.com, Avi Creditor has weighed in with a detailed piece looking at prospects and draft targets. The article does a solid job listing some of the top talent from the college ranks. Creditor also weighs in with an article looking at the various team needs across the league. The effort from CNNSI should be contrasted with the absence of the usually excellent coverage on ESPN.com. The draft is largely MIA on the Worldwide Leader’s website despite the upcoming broadcast on ESPN2.
Elsewhere, Canada’s TSN offers some thoughts on Montreal’s first Superdraft and adds some insight into Jess March’s thinking as the season gets closer. Staying North of the border, the Vancouver Sun’s soccer blog chimes in about the relevance of the Superdraft in MLS 2012. Elsewhere in CONCACAF, the Jamaica Gleaner weighs in on the MLS prospects of local product Darren Mattock. The day after the draft is typically replete with these types of articles from town newspapers covering the success of community residents.