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College stars have more pro opportunities

Travis Clark explains that a flurry of MLS roster rule amendments to improve the depth and quality of the league is certainly a positive development for college soccer players round the country. With the roster size growing and the reserve league coming back, it’s a good time to be on the lookout to start a pro soccer career.

Raising the roster sizes from 24 to 30 is the first of many changes already implemented by MLS. Many of the details are yet to be hashed out completely, but for those fringe college players, the Jan. 13 SuperDraft date became an even bigger chance to land an MLS contract.

Moreover, the addition of two new teams creates more roster spaces around the league with the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps trying to fill out their inaugural teams.

The MLS Draft Combine takes place in Florida during the first week of January and will provide scouts, general managers and technical staffs one last look at the prospective MLS rookie class in 2011.

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