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2014 MLS Draft Big Board: Dec. 25 edition

Article Written by ESNN
Published: December 25, 2013

The 2014 MLS SuperDraft is now less than a month away. The season is over, leaving next month's combine the last chance for pro hopefuls to impress scouts as they look to jump start their careers at the next level.

Below is the second TopDrawerSoccer.com Big Board for the 2014 draft. Compiled by watching games, speaking with coaches and scouts around the country, it's meant as an examination of the kind of impact players will have at the MLS level. Future updates will come out prior to the draft with an expanded field of players included. Generation adidas class has still not been solified, although players like Christian Dean, Marlon Hairston, Eric Miller, Schillo Tshuma, Andre Blake, Cyle Larin and AJ Cochran are rumored to be leaving school early.

A few things to watch out for when going down the list: included in the field below are players with ties to MLS academies, who are eligible to be signed by an MLS team as a homegrown player. Those players, denoted with an asterisk next to their name, will be removed from the list after signing with a club. Harrison Shipp has been removed because he is confirmed as a Chicago Fire homegrown player, while Sebastien Ibegha is expected to try his luck in Europe.

Rank Name Position Team
1 Patrick Mullins F Maryland
2 Steve Neumann F Georgetown
3 Steve Birnbaum D California
4 Kyle Venter D New Mexico
5 Pedro Ribeiro MF Coastal Carolina
6 Jared Watts MF Wake Forest
7 Ben Sweat D South Florida
8 JJ Koval MF Stanford
9 Mackenzie Pridham F Cal Poly
10 Victor Chavez F UCLA
11 Kevin Cope D Michigan State
12 Pete Caringi F UMBC
13 Joey Dillon MF Georgetown
14 Nick Hagglund D Xavier
15 Luca Gimenez MF/F Wake Forest
16 Reinaldo Brenes F Akron
17 Aodhan Quinn MF/F Akron
18 Grant Van De Casteele D Notre Dame
19 Carlos Benavides MF/F Cal State Northridge
20 Marco Franco D UC Irvine
21 Jimmy Ockford D Louisville
22 Mark Sherrod F Memphis
23 Joe Sofia D UCLA
24 Romena Bowie MF VCU
25 Enrique Cardenas F UC Irvine
26 Taylor Peay* D Washington
27 Alex Martinez MF/F NC State
28 Alex Sweetin* MF Saint Louis
29 Thomas McNamara MF Clemson
30 Tomislav Zadro MF Wisconsin
31 Robbie Derschang MF Akron
32 Nikita Kotlov MF Indiana
33 Fifi Baiden MF UC Santa Barbara
34 Bryan Ciesiulka* MF Marquette
35 Michael Kafari MF New Mexico
36 Patrick Slogic* D Cornell
37 Mamadou Doudou Diouf F Connecticut
38 Peter Schmetz D UC Santa Barbara
39 Jason Plumhoff MF La Salle
40 Tyler Gibson MF Charlotte
41 Alec Sundly MF California
42 Chris Duvall D Wake Forest
43 Michael Calderon MF New Mexico
44 Achille Campion F UC Santa Barbara
45 Zach Bolden* F Denver
46 Martin Ontiveros MF Furman
47 Miguel Gonzalez F Seattle
48 Eric Stevenson* MF Akron
49 Tolani Ibikunle D Wake Forest
50 A.J. Corrado MF Indiana
51 Ryan Neil MF California
52 Kristopher Tyrpak F Houston Baptist
53 Kadeem Dacres MF UMBC
54 Matt Walker* F/MF Xavier
55 Tim Hopkinson F Old Dominion
56 Michael Harris D Washington
57 Wojciech Wojcik* F Bradley
58 Chris Ritter* MF Northwestern
59 Martin Seiler D Penn State
60 Blake Wise MF San Diego State
61 John McCarthy GK La Salle
62 Daniel Welsh D UC Santa Barbara
63 George Fochive MF Connecticut
64 Zach Barnes MF Creighton
65 Rafael Diaz GK St. John's
66 David Geno F East Tennessee State
67 Nazmi Albadawi MF NC State
68 Fabio Pereira MF Michigan
69 Josh Phillips D Gonzaga
70 Kees Heemskerk GK College of Charleston
71 Justin Portillo F Coastal Carolina
72 Liam Collins MF Memphis
73 Ryan Caballero GK Gonzaga
74 Omar Mata MF/F Tulsa
75 Brian Billings GK Bradley
76 Jacob Bushue MF/D Indiana
77 Adnan Gabeljic F Saint Louis
78 John Berner GK SIUE
79 Sunny Jane MF Maryland
80 Eric Pothast D Marquette
81 Scott Lakin* D Northwestern
82 Kyle Renfro GK Virginia Tech
83 Harrison Petts MF Indiana
84 Franklin Castellanos MF Iona College
85 Kene Eze F Rutgers
86 Ross Tomaselli MF Wake Forest
87 Bruno Castro MF/F Creighton
88 Reed Williams F UCLA
89 Adam Bedell D/F Detroit
90 David Najem* MF Columbia
91 Daniel Lovitz MF Elon
92 Cristobal Soto D American
93 Fabian Otte GK NC State
94 Stephen Dooley F Loyola (MD)
95 Blair Jeralds D Denver
96 Nicholas Walker D Fairleigh Dickinson
97 Ross Friedman* D Harvard
98 Jake Feener GK Seattle
99 Hugh Roberts D George Mason
100 Michael Mercado D Connecticut
 
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