The 2021 MLS SuperDraft normally marks the unofficial “start” of a given Major League Soccer season. However, with the league and its players currently in a disagreement over Collective Bargaining Agreement terms, we’re in a bit of an odd spot on the calendar. No one knows when the preseason starts, or when the season starts. On top of that, the NCAA season was disrupted by Covid-19 last year, with most teams still having a spring season to come (which will in turn impact when many players turn up).
For D.C. United, amid all this confusion, there’s a mercifully simple job: use their two picks to get better.