Ranking the Top 50 Prospects in MLS: 2022

Ranking the Top 50 Prospects in MLS: 2022
by TopDrawerSoccer
February 21, 2022

For the sixth year running, TopDrawerSoccer releases a Top 50 list looking at the best prospects in Major League Soccer.

As the 2022 season draw near, MLS continues to make improvements and changes in the development of young players. MLS Next Pro is set to launch, while MLS Next remains one of the top youth leagues in North America.

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Gauging to project the top talent in the league, this year's edition of the list features several changes from 2021. A big part of that has been the trend of young players getting transferred abroad. Several Homegrown players moved to Europe that were on the list last year. That includes Tanner Tessmann (Venezia), Ricardo Pepi (Augsburg) and Daryl Dike (West Brom).

To be eligible for this list, players must be born after January 1, 2002. But there are older prospects to know as well. Along with that, players have joined the league via a Homegrown deal or the draft. They must also be eliglble to play internationally for United States or Canada.

Check out the complete list of 50 players that made the cut -- in alphabetical order, along with the links to the complete list.

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

Just Missed: Adam Armour (Charlotte FC), Jean-Aniel Assi (CF Montreal), Gavin Beavers (Real Salt Lake), Julio Benitez (Real Salt Lake), Javier Casas (Chicago Fire), Jeffrey Dewsnup (Real Salt Lake), Cameron Dunbar (LA Galaxy), Tega Ikoba (Portland Timbers), Ted Ku-Dipietro (D.C. United), Efrain Morales (Atlanta United), Sergio Oregel (Chicago Fire), Missael Rodriguez (Chicago Fire), Sean Rea (CF Montreal), Beni Redžić (FC Dallas), Adam Saldana (LA Galaxy), Anthony Sorenson (Philadelphia Union), Casey Walls (San Jose Earthquakes), Thomas Williams (Orlando City SC), Owen Wolff (Austin FC), Griffin Yow (D.C. United)

2022 Top 50 MLS Prospects

Paxten Aaronson
Josh Atencio
Edison Azcona
Reed Baker-Whiting
Christopher Brady
Noel Buck
Matteo Campagna
Juan Castilla
Justin Che
Ozzie Cisneros
Brandan Craig
Erik Duenas
Daniel Edelman
Bento Estrela
Ian Fray
Alexandra Freeman
Jeremy Garay
Tayvon Gray
Jacob Greene
Brian Gutierrez
Chris Hegardt
Andres Jasson
Axel Kei
Deandre Kerr
Tony Leone
Danny Leyva
Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty
Jack McGlynn
Jalen Neal
Jayden Nelson
Moses Nyeman
Jaziel Orozco
Isaiah Parker
Jonathan Perez
Kayden Pierre
Ralph Priso
Brooklyn Raines
Hayden Sargis
Dante Sealy
Gabriel Slonina
Quinn Sullivan
John Tolkin
Christian Torres
Dantouma Toure
Obed Vargas
Jude Wellings
Caleb Wiley
Tyler Wolff
Darren Yapi
Rida Zouhir

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