TopDrawerSoccer released the National Top 150 Players, presented by IMG Academy, for the Boys Class of 2019 for the Winter 2018 Update on Monday. This is the third class to receive an update for the winter season. The girls class of 2019 will be the next update, which will come next week.
James Sands remains the No. 1 player in the class. The NYCFC midfielder was a standout for the U.S. U17 Men’s National Team last year, and is looking to push his way into significant minutes with his professional team this season.
Houston Dynamo midfielder Marcelo Palomino jumps up to No. 2 with this update. Barca Academy defender Julian Araujo jumps up to No. 3 in the rankings. Jesus Ferreira and Konrad de la Fuente round out the top five.
Real Salt Lake’s Richard Ledezma made the big jump in the top 10 with this update. The RSL midfielder checks in at No. 9 with this update. Arsenal FC’s Jason Garcia makes the big splash into the rankings at No. 25 for the this class. Garcia is one of 18 new players to the rankings for the winter update.