Just this moment, the boys IMG Top 150 class of 2018 is passing directly under the national spotlight. The U17 MNT just wrapped up its successful tour through the CONCACAF Championships en route to the U17 World Cup later this year, and the class of 2018 shone brightly in Panama. The U.S. ultimately fell to Mexico in penalties in the finale, but the performance was a notable one.
If you’ll permit me, though, we’re going to swing our gaze off that enticing 2018 class to the one about to provide reinforcement for the U17 cycle to follow.
The 2020 IMG Top 150 boys class just got an update brush-up this week, and there are some fascinating yarns on which to pull. There’s Mexico vs. U.S. national team intrigue, players making impacts at new positions, possible professional contracts lingering tantalizingly just out of reach and more besides. Today, our freshest Top 150 Analysis piece turns its gaze to that 2020 update and all the news and notes therein.
So let’s dive in to a class that could be one of the most talented we’ve ever seen in a few years.