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2015 MLS Draft: Big Board v. 1.0

Article Written by TopDrawerSoccer
Published: November 20, 2014

It's not too long until the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.

And as college soccer standouts prepare to make the jump to the next level, the NCAA tournament begins Thursday, a final chance for those still alive to impress pro scouts. Below is the first Big Board for next January's draft.

In the first edition of the Big Board, we've included players with ties to MLS Academies, a handful who could or should be signed as homegrowns players before the draft, in order to compare their talent to the rest of the player pool (Jordan Morris will not be in the draft). Those players are noted with the (^) symbol, while those with asteriks are our recommendations to sign Generation adidas deals. As players sign homegrown deals, turn down GA offers or head abroad, they will be removed from future updates.

Compiled through watching games over the past few seasons, conversations with scouts and coaches alike, the Big Board is an attempt at ranking players by their projected pro potential.

Rank Player School
1 D Joshua Yaro* Georgetown
2 M Cristian Roldan* Washington
3 F Jordan Morris^ Stanford
4 F Cyle Larin* Connecticut
5 M Sean Davis^ Duke
6 F Abu Danladi* UCLA
7 M Leo Stolz UCLA
8 M Jay Chapman*^ Michigan State
9 M Nick Besler Notre Dame
10 M Dan Metzger^ Maryland
11 F Darwin Jones^ Washington
12 F Khiry Shelton Oregon State
13 D Michael Amick* UCLA
14 F Robert Kristo Saint Louis
15 D Boyd Okwuonu^ North Carolina
16 M Eric Bird Virginia
17 GK Alex Bono* Syracuse
18 D Otis Earle UC Riverside
19 M Omar Holness* North Carolina
20 D Andy Thoma Washington
21 D Conor Donovan* NC State
22 GK Andrew Wolverton Penn State
23 M Seth Casiple California
24 D Joseph Greenspan Navy
25 F Andy Craven North Carolina
26 GK Tyler Miller Northwestern
27 D Tim Parker St. John's
28 F Andy Bevin West Virginia
29 D Saad Abdul-Salaam Akron
30 D Jordan Murrell^ Syracuse
31 D Sergio Campbell Connecticut
32 D Oumar Ballo UMBC
33 M Fatai Alashe Michigan State
34 M Tyler Rudy^ Georgetown
35 D Ramon Martin Del Campo UC Davis
36 D Phanuel Kavita^ Clemson
37 F Akeil Barrett Tulsa
38 D Nick Miele New Mexico
39 D Skylar Thomas Syracuse
40 D Wesley Charpie South Florida
41 M/F Manolo Sanchez Clemson
42 D Nikko Boxall Northwestern
43 M/F Ricky Garbanzo Coastal Carolina
44 M Tyler Arnone Michigan
45 F Sagi Lev-Ari Cal State Northridge
46 D Anthony Manning Saint Louis
47 F Adam Montague Michigan State
48 D Nikola Paunic^ South Florida

49

M Kingsley Bryce Saint Louis
50 M Alex Shinsky Maryland
51 M Connor Hallisey California
52 M Austin Martz Georgetown
53 D Jose Ribas Creighton
54 D Craig Nitti Loyola Marymount
55 F Dominique Badji Boston University
56 M Connor Brandt San Diego
57 D Uchenna Uzo^ Coastal Carolina
58 D Axel Sjoberg Marquette
59 F Cameron Porter Princeton
60 D Luke Mishu Notre Dame
61 D Patrick Doody^ Indiana
62 D Aaron Simmons SMU
63 F Kharlton Belmar VCU
64 M Alex Clay UAB
65 F Rob Lovejoy North Carolina
66 M Adria Beso Marco Connecticut
67 M/F Markhus Lacroix Penn
68 D Matt Jeffrey Monmouth
69 F James Rogers^ New Mexico
70 M Ignacio Maganto Iona College
71 M  Victor Manosalvas^ Seton Hall
72 GK Winston Boldt Army
73 F Alex Adelabu Dartmouth
74 GK Spencer Richey Washington
75 F Leon Brown Notre Dame
 
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