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With the 2018 MLS Player Combine concluding in Orlando, Florida, all attention shifts to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.
Over the past week, USLPDL.com has gone in-depth on the top prospects from this week's combine. From player spotlights, to rising prospects and video interviews, features on the top PDL alums looking to make the leap to MLS can be found below.
To stay up-to-date on everything PDL-related at the 2018 Combine and SuperDraft, check out our MLS SuperDraft Central page, featuring player spotlights, rising prospects, draft history and more.
A part of the United Soccer Leagues, which also operates the Division II USL, the newly-announced USL Division III and Super Y League, the PDL has served as the proven stepping-stone for aspiring professionals.
Nearly 70 percent of all MLS SuperDraft selections since 2010 have PDL experience, including a total of 59 alums chosen in 2017. Among the many players to have played in the PDL before making their professional debuts include Newcastle United FC defender DeAndre Yedlin, 2017 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Tim Melia, 2017 MLS Defender of the Year Ike Opara and U.S. Men’s National Team members such as Darlington Nagbe, Brad Guzan, Geoff Cameron and Tim Ream.