Players to Watch: Under-16 MLS NEXT

Players to Watch: Under-16 MLS NEXT
by Travis Clark
September 19, 2023
Players featured in this article:
Kevin Hornik | 2026
F | FC United (IL)
Owen Anderson | 2026
MF | Real Colorado
Matteo Zambrano-Delgado | 2027
MF | Inter Miami CF
Dylan Thomas | 2026
F | Barca Academy
Pierre Mazzawi | 2026
F | FC Dallas
Sam Goldstein | 2027
Carter Clark | 2026
MF | Baltimore Armour
Kedwin Flores | 2026
MF | Atlanta United
Michael Capretto | 2026
F | FC Delco
Matthew Razo | 2026
MF | FC Dallas
Robert Jacobs | 2026
F | Strikers FC
Dominic Firs | 2026
F | Sockers FC
Jacob Machuca | 2026

The 2023-24 MLS NEXT season kicked off this month.

Changes are afoot in the league, with club and player movement a full go this summer.

The Under-16 age group is an intriguing one. With most pro teams opting to not field U16 sides, there’s something of a different look for the 2008s.

Roster availability is limited, but there are still some big contributors expected to be seen in the upcoming campaign.

Here’s a look at 12 players to know expected to play in this age group.

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