MLS SuperDraft, SuperDraft

Thursday at 2 p.m., the annual MLS SuperDraft will take place, televised live on ESPN2.

Indiana’s Kevin Alston is expected to go somewhere between pick Nos. 5-9. Alston is one of the nine underclassmen that are part of the Generation Adidas program. That means guaranteed money for Alston as well as having the remainder of his education paid for. According to IU coach Mike Freitag, Alston was on track to graduate in December of 2009 already. Generation Adidas players were six of the first eight picks in last year’s draft, with part of the reason being that their contracts don’t count against team’s salary budget.

Hoosier teammate Brad Ring is projected to go as high as No. 12. It’s possible, but unlikely, he could slide a few more picks down and out of the first round (15).