MLS NEXT: Under-16 Players to Know

MLS NEXT: Under-16 Players to Know
by Travis Clark
September 13, 2022
Players featured in this article:
MF | Atlanta United
D | Crew Academy
D | San Jose
Ethan Kell |  2025
Luke Munson |  2025
D | FC Dallas
F | Sockers FC
MF | FC Dallas
Connor Owen |  2025
D | San Jose
F | FC Dallas
Caleb Swann |  2025
MF | FC Dallas

The 2022-23 MLS NEXT season kicked off over the weekend.

A long journey to the summer and opportunities for boys club players will be available throughout the year, as the MLS-run league continues to grow and change.

The Under-16 age group is always an interesting one to follow. With several pro teams not opting to field teams, there’s opportunity for some of the best independent teams to thrive. Last year, Strikers FC excelled, making to the MLS NEXT Cup final before falling to D.C. United.

Talent is still set to compete as the season gets going. Here’s a look at some of the players to watch from the U16 age group this season.

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