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MLS Draft 2015: Time, order, New York City's picks & live stream

Ahead of this afternoon's Super Draft, here's everything you need to know about it.

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Today, at 12:30 p.m. EST (9:30 a.m. PST/5:30 p.m. GMT) is the MLS Super Draft. What's that, you ask? The Super Draft, which was first created fifteen years ago, is when the league's teams select players who have graduated from college or otherwise been signed by the league.There's four rounds: the first two are held today, and the final two will happen on Tuesday, January 20, over a conference call.

Despite the league's growth, the Super Draft is still a solid talent acquisition vehicle. On any given match day, the majority of MLS players will likely have played in college, so it's worth keeping an eye on whom New York City picks today.

With that in mind, there's a non-trivial possibility that the team could trade its first round pick -- the number two overall selection in the draft. Head Coach Jason Kreis hasn't ruled it out, and a pick that high could bring a nice package of players and picks. But my guess is that, absent some kind of blockbuster trade deal that nets New York City an immediate starter, they hang on to the pick.

Absent a trade, New York City has two selections today -- the second pick overall, as we just mentioned, and the second pick in Round 2 (23rd overall). There's a decent amount of talent available: 257 players from 123 colleges and universities, as well as six international players, are eligible for today's draft.

If you want to watch, you can watch the live stream of the draft at MLSSoccer.com, or you can just click play below:

Finally, here's the draft order for the draft:

FIRST ROUND

  1. Orlando City
  2. New York City
  3. Impact de Montréal
  4. San Jose Earthquakes
  5. Portland Timbers
  6. Toronto FC
  7. Chicago Fire
  8. Houston Dynamo
  9. Toronto FC
  10. Sporting Kansas City
  11. Toronto FC
  12. Sporting Kansas City
  13. Vancouver Whitecaps
  14. Columbus Crew SC
  15. FC Dallas
  16. Real Salt Lake
  17. DC United
  18. New York Red Bulls
  19. Colorado Rapids
  20. Sporting Kansas City
  21. LA Galaxy

SECOND ROUND

  1. (22) Orlando City
  2. (23) New York City
  3. (24) Portland Timbers
  4. (25) Orlando City
  5. (26) Colorado Rapids
  6. (27) Seattle Sounders
  7. (28) Chicago Fire
  8. (29) Toronto FC
  9. (30) Sporting Kansas City
  10. (31) Philadelphia Union
  11. (32) Portland Timbers
  12. (33) New England Revolution
  13. (34) Portland Timbers
  14. (35) Columbus Crew SC
  15. (36) Houston Dynamo
  16. (37) Toronto FC
  17. (38) Vancouver Whitecaps
  18. (39) New York Red Bulls
  19. (40) Seattle Sounders
  20. (41) Philadelphia Union
  21. (42) DC United