Developmental contracts not financially viable

September 5, 2007
By Kristian Dyer
It's September, and Jay Needham is playing the sport he loves. A third-round pick in the January MLS SuperDraft, Needham is exactly the type of player MLS clubs live and die by. A strong, talented defender, Needham was considered one of the top man-markers in the MLS SuperDraft player pool and, by all accounts, he has performed well this season.

Except, Jay Needham is not earning his accolades in MLS.

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