The 2014 MLS SuperDraft is less than two months away, as players still alive in the NCAA tournament make a final impression on scouts and coaching staffs.
It's also a chance to survey the top prospects available for the upcoming draft. Below is the first TopDrawerSoccer.com Big Board for the 2014 draft. Compiled by watching games, speaking with coaches and scouts around the country, it's meant as an examination of the kind of impact players will have at the MLS level. Future updates will come out prior to the draft with an expanded field of players included.
A few things to watch out for when going down the list: included in the field below are players with ties to MLS academies, who are eligible to be signed by an MLS team as a homegrown player. Those players, denoted with an asterisk next to their name, will be removed from the list after signing with a club.
Also note that no underclassmen are included. Generation adidas rankings will come out later this week in a separate article. When players officially sign with the league, they will be included in future updates.
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