2015 MLS Draft: Big Board v 2.0

2015 MLS Draft: Big Board v 2.0
by TopDrawerSoccer
December 24, 2014

It's not too long until the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.

And as college soccer standouts prepare to make the jump to the next level, the NCAA tournament begins Thursday, a final chance for those still alive to impress pro scouts. Below is the second updated Big Board for next January's draft.

In the second edition of the Big Board, a number of players have been culled for either signing homegrown deals (Sean Davis, Patrick Doody) or players TDS expects or already have announced that they will stay in school in 2015 (Joshua Yaro, Abu Danladi). The Generation adidas class is expected to be small, and it will change for future updates. The list has also been expanded to 100 players in total. Once again, players marked with an asterisk is a recommended Generation adidas target, while players marked with the (^) symbol have ties to MLS academies.

Compiled through watching games over the past few seasons, conversations with scouts and coaches alike, the Big Board is an attempt at ranking players by their projected pro potential.

* - recommended Generation adidas target

^ - ties to MLS academies

Rank Player School
1 F Cyle Larin* Connecticut
2 M Cristian Roldan* Washington
3 M Leo Stolz UCLA
4 M Nick Besler Notre Dame
5 M Dan Metzger Maryland
6 F Khiry Shelton Oregon State
7 F Robert Kristo Saint Louis
8 D Boyd Okwuonu North Carolina
9 M Omar Holness* North Carolina
10 M Eric Bird Virginia
11 GK Alex Bono* Syracuse
12 D Oumar Ballo UMBC
13 M Fatai Alashe Michigan State 
14 D Otis Earle UC Riverside
15 D Andy Thoma Washington
16 F Andy Craven North Carolina
17 GK Andrew Wolverton Penn State
18 M Seth Casiple California
19 GK Tyler Miller Northwestern
20 D Saad Abdul-Salaam Akron
21 D Tim Parker St. John's
22 F Cameron Iwasa UC Irvine
23 D Joseph Greenspan Navy
24 F Andy Bevin West Virginia
25 D Jordan Murrell Syracuse
26 D Wesley Charpie South Florida
27 M/F Fabio Machado Providence
28 M/F Manolo Sanchez Clemson
29 D Sergio Campbell Connecticut
30 F Adam Montague Michigan State
31 F Akeil Barrett Tulsa
32 D Phanuel Kavita^ Clemson
33 D Skylar Thomas Syracuse
34 D Ramon Martin Del Campo UC Davis
35 D Jose Ribas Creighton
36 M/F Ricky Garbanzo Coastal Carolina
37 M Tyler Arnone Michigan
38 F Sagi Lev-Ari Cal State Northridge
39 D Anthony Manning Saint Louis
40 M Connor Hallisey California
41 D Nikola Paunic^ South Florida


M Kingsley Bryce Saint Louis
43 M Alex Shinsky Maryland
44 D Kyler Sullivan Virginia
45 M Salvador Bernal UNLV
46 M/D Aaron Simmons UCLA
47 D Nikko Boxall Northwestern
48 D Craig Nitti Loyola Marymount
49 M Miguel Aguilar San Francisco
50 M Connor Brandt San Diego
51 D Uchenna Uzo^ Coastal Carolina
52 D Axel Sjoberg Marquette
53 M Oniel Fisher New Mexico
54 D Luke Mishu Notre Dame
55 GK Spencer Richey Washington
56 D Nick Miele New Mexico
57 M Adria Beso Marco Connecticut
58 F James Rogers^ New Mexico
59 F Rob Lovejoy North Carolina
60 F Kay Banjo UMBC
61 M Tyler Rudy^ Georgetown
62 D Matt Jeffrey Monmouth
63 F Dominique Badji Boston University
64 F Cameron Porter Princeton
65 M Austin Martz Georgetown
66 M Ignacio Maganto Iona College
67 F Alex Adelabu Dartmouth
68 M Victor Manosalvas^ Seton Hall
69 F Leon Brown Notre Dame
70 F Kharlton Belmar VCU
71 GK Winston Boldt Army
72 F Christian Volesky SIUE
73 M/F Markhus Lacroix Penn
74 GK Tomas Gomez Georgetown
75 D Matt Polster SIUE
76 M Jose Manel VCU
77 F Ilija Ilic Young Harris College
78 GK Earl Edwards UCLA
79 M Laurie Bell Wisconsin-Milwaukee
80 M Alex Clay UAB 
81 D Mahamoudou Kaba South Carolina
82 D Shawn McLaws Coastal Carolina
83 D Daniel Keller Louisville
84 F Stefano Bonomo California
85 M Will Seymore Oregon State
86 F Timi Mulgrew George Mason
87 M/F Andrew Tusaazemajja UCLA
88 M Lucas Baldin South Florida
89 F Marc Fenelus Cal State Fullerton
90 M Mikias Eticha^ Maryland
91 M Verneri Valimaa North Carolina
92 F Mamadee Nyepon High Point
93 M Zach Steinberger Butler
94 GK Adam Grinwis Michigan
95 D Jereme Raley Maryland
96 M Jamie Dell UNC Wilmington
97 GK Charlie Lyon Marquette
98 F Quentin Albrecht Florida International
99 M Joe Masumiya CSU Bakersfield
100 M Owen Griffith Penn State
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