2014 college origin of MLS hopefuls

2014 college origin of MLS hopefuls
by Travis Clark
January 22, 2014

The 2014 MLS offseason is nearly over as teams gear up for training camps in the coming week or two.

While players flock to clubs a variety of different ways, the college ranks continue to supply MLS teams via either the draft or homegrown rule. And while others not on this list will earn invites to camps, there’s a set pool of players looking to make an impression acquired through one of those mechanisms.

So which college supplied the most players? Check out the list below for the answer – and expect to see an updated list as rosters are finalized later in the year.

Wake Forest (6): Chris Duvall, Jared Watts, Tolani Ibikunle, Luca Gimenez, Jalen Robinson*, Sean Okoli*

Akron (5): Aodhan Quinn, Reinaldo Brenes, Robbie Derschang, Eric Stevenson, Bryan Gallego*

California (4): Christian Dean, Steve Birnbaum, Ryan Neil, Alec Sundly

New Mexico (4): Kyle Venter, Michael Calderon, Michael Lisch, Michael Kafari

Connecticut (3): Andre Blake, George Fochive, Mamadou Doudou Diouf

UCLA (3): Joe Sofia, Victor Munoz, Victor Chavez

Indiana (3): A.J. Corrado, Nikita Kotlov, Tommy Thompson*

Cal Poly (2): George Malki, Mackenzie Pridham

Creighton (2): Eric Miller, Zach Barnes

Georgetown (2): Steve Neumann, Joey Dillon

Stanford (2): JJ Koval, Aaron Kovar*

Notre Dame (2): Grant Van De Casteele, Harrison Shipp*

UMBC (2): Kadeem Dacres, Pete Caringi

Maryland (2): Patrick Mullins, Schillo Tshuma

Louisville (2): Marlon Hairston, Jimmy Ockford

Saint Louis (2): Alex Sweetin, Adnan Gabeljic

Xavier (2): Nick Hagglund, Matt Walker*

UC Santa Barbara (2): Peter Schmetz, Fifi Baiden

Colorado Mines (1): Tesho Akindele

Hartford (1): Damion Lowe

UC Irvine (1): Marco Franco

South Florida (1): Ben Sweat

Wisconsin (1): AJ Cochran

Clemson (1): Thomas McNamara

Michigan State (1): Kevin Cope

Washington (1): Taylor Peay

Memphis (1): Mark Sherrod

SIUE (1): John Berner

UC Riverside (1): Aaron Long

Houston Baptist (1): Kristopher Tyrpak

Fairleigh Dickinson (1): Nicholas Walker

Redlands (1): Richie Marquez

Detroit(m) (1): Adam Bedell

Southern New Hampshire (1): Pierre Omanga

NC State (1): Alex Martinez

Georgia State (1): Michael Nwiloh

Coastal Carolina (1): Pedro Ribeiro

Rutgers (1): Kene Eze

Denver (1): Zach Bolden

Virginia Tech (1): Devante Dubose

San Diego State (1): Jordan Ongaro

Coker (1): Daniel Jackson

Lindsey Wilson (1): Albert Edwards

American (1): Billy Knutsen

Michigan (1): Fabio Pereira

Northwestern (1): Chris Ritter*

Marquette (1): Bryan Ciesiulka

Campbell (1): Travis Golden

Virginia (1): Jordan Allen*

Elon (1): Daniel Lovitz

Harvard (1): Ross Friedman*

*-Denotes player signed to Homegrown contract, not acquired via the draft.

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