Ranking the Top 50 Prospects in MLS: 2020

Ranking the Top 50 Prospects in MLS: 2020
by Travis Clark
February 24, 2020

For the fourth year in a row, TopDrawerSoccer is previewing the Major League Soccer season with a look at some of the top up-and-coming talent in the league.

To qualify for this list, a player must have joined an MLS team via the draft or a Homegrown deal, and have played less than 1,000 minutes in the league. Along with that, a player must be born on January 1, 1997 or later, although most of the list skews much younger than that. As an example, that leaves someone like Julian Araujo, a top prospect in the league, from qualifying for this year's Top 50.

MORE: 2019-20 MLS Homegrown signings | Top Homegrown prospect for every MLS team

The Top 50 list is an attempt to project a player's furture within the league and beyond, based upon previous scouting efforts, postseason updates and as much information as is available.

Below is a look at some of the players that just missed the cut, plus the overall list, in alphabetical order, of players that made the Top 50. The list will be released starting Monday, February 24, with 10 players released per day leading up to Saturday's opening game.

Top 50 MLS Prospects: Nos. 41-50 | Nos. 31-40 | Nos. 21-30 | Nos. 11-20 | Nos. 1-10

All rankings will be Premier content. In honor of the 2020 MLS season kick off, you can save 20% off a Premier Subscription with the promo code 'MLS20' at checkout. Throughout the 2020 season, TDS will offer expanded coverage of young domestic players competing in MLS and USL.

Top 50 MLS Prospects

Efrain Alvarez
Sebastian Anderson
Theo Bair
George Bello
Sebastian Berhalter
Blake Bodily
Tajon Buchanan
George Campbell
Daryl Dike
Bryce Duke
Omir Fernandez
Matt Freese
Christopher Garcia
Tayvon Gray
Siad Haji
Matthew Hundley
Aboubacar Keita
Henry Kessler
Daniel Leyva
David Loera
J.T. Marcinkowski
Jack Maher
Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty
Benji Michel
Aidan Morris
Edwin Munjoma
Trey Muse
Dylan Nealis
Jayden Nelson
John Nelson
Moses Nyeman
Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez
David Ochoa
Noble Okello
Kevin Paredes
Ricardo Pepi
Jonathan Perez
Mauricio Pineda
Donovan Pines
Ryan Raposo
Justin Rennicks
Bryan Reynolds
Andre Reynolds II
Thomas Roberts
Robbie Robinson
Dayne St. Clair
Dante Sealy
Jacob Shaffelburg
Gabriel Slonina
John Tolkin

Just Missed: F Cameron Dunbar (LA Galaxy), M Simon Colyn (Vancouver Whitecaps), GK Abraham Rodriguez (Colorado Rapids), M George Acosta (Inter Miami CF), M Justin Haak (NYCFC), D Joseph Scally (NYCFC), F Griffin Yow (D.C. United), F Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes), M Macelo Palomino (Houston Dynamo), M Edwin Cerillo (FC Dallas)

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