MLS Academy Players Called Into Preseason

MLS Academy Players Called Into Preseason
by Travis Clark
January 24, 2023
Players featured in this article:
MF | Sporting Kansas City
GK | Colorado Rapids
MF | Austin FC
F | Real Salt Lake
MF | Crew Academy
MF | Crew Academy
Sawyer Jura |  2024
D | Portland Timbers
Din Klapija |  2024
F | RB Leipzig
GK | Sporting Kansas City Academy
Cole Mrowka |  2024
MF | Crew Academy
F | Crew Academy
D | Crew Academy
GK | Sporting Kansas City Academy
F | Phil. Union

The 2023 MLS Preseason is well underway, as the preparations ramp up for the late-February kick off.

The league’s return will look drastically different, as a new TV deal means that nearly every game will be behind an Apple TV paywall of some kind.

Academy players habitually join first teams for parts of preseason. Reports vary by team in terms of making public which promising prospects – who remain officially unsigned – are joining their respective teams for preseason. This is not a complete list, but rather a look at some of the confirmed names of unsigned academy players in MLS preseason.

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Atlanta United FC: M Luke Brennan, M Alan Carleton, D Remi Okunlola, F Danial Sebhatu, F Matthew DeJianne

Austin FC: M Micah Burton

Colorado Rapids: M Robinson Aguirre, GK Adam Beaudry, D Daniel Garcia

Columbus Crew: M Cole Mrowka, D Christopher Rogers, D Owen Presthus, M Giorgio De Libera, M Taha Habroune

Minnesota United FC: D Carlos Leatherman

NYCFC: GK Alexander Yagudayev, M Jonathan Shore, F Din Klapija

Portland Timbers: D Adrian Pelayo, GK Zack Andoh, D Sawyer Jura, M Victor Enriquez, M Christian Mendoza, M Alex Moreno, F Grayson Carter, F Ryan Zellefrow

Seattle Sounders: M Juan Alvarez, M Antonio Herrera, GK Wyatt Nelson

Sporting KC: D Jacob Bartlett, GK Carlito Saylon, GK Jacob Molinaro

Toronto FC: GK Adisa De Rosario

Vancouver Whitecaps: D Mihail Gherasimencov

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