MLS Rookies Who Will Make the Biggest Impacts in 2013

Few MLS rookies are able to make an immediate impact. That won’t be the case for No. 1 overall pick Andrew Farrell and a few others taken in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.

History has shown that the draft is not an exact science. Not in MLS—or in any other sport for that matter. 

For every Austin Berry, there is an Ike Opara. 

Teams cannot be sure whether they are drafting a potential Rookie of the Year or future trade bait for a low-end draft pick.

But lackluster careers cannot only be attributed to a player’s inability to live up to potential.

It takes the perfect combination of skill and opportunity for a successful rookie campaign—something not every home-grown signing or player taken in this year’s SuperDraft will be presented with this season.

That lack of opportunity and playing time has led to an agreement between MLS and USL Pro to integrate the MLS Reserve Leag...

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