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2014 MLS Draft Big Board: Nov. 27 edition

Article Written by ESNN
Published: November 27, 2013

The 2014 MLS SuperDraft is less than two months away, as players still alive in the NCAA tournament make a final impression on scouts and coaching staffs.

It's also a chance to survey the top prospects available for the upcoming draft. Below is the first 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.

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.

Also note that no underclassmen are included. Generation adidas rankings will come out later this week in a separate article. When players officially sign with the league, they will be included in future updates.

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

photo credit: Maryland Athletics 

 
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