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2016 MLS Draft: Big Board v 1.0

Article Written by TopDrawerSoccer
Published: December 9, 2015

The 2016 MLS Draft is a little more than a month away, as the men's college soccer season writes its final chapter this coming weekend.

Over the past few years (or less) players around the country have made their case to play soccer at the next level. Below is an initial look at the Top 50 pro prospects available in the January draft. Based off of conversations with coaches and personal observations, it's a projection of who could make an impact at the next level.

Keep in mind that MLS is unlikely to sign 11 players to Generation adidas contracts (marked with an *), and those players will be removed from future updates. The underclassmen listed below are players projected to be targeted by MLS. Along with that, MLS homegrown candidates (noted with an ^) will be removed when their signing is made official, or retained as their status becomes clear.

Rank Player School
1 D Joshua Yaro* Georgetown
2 M Jack Harrison* Wake Forest
3 F Abu Danladi* UCLA
4 D Brandon Vincent Stanford
5 M/F Fabian Herbers* Creighton
6 F Jeremy Ebobisse* Duke
7 M Jackson Yueill* UCLA
8 F Jason Wright* Rutgers
9 M Richie Laryea* Akron
10 M Geoffrey Acheampong* UC Santa Barbara
11 D Keegan Rosenberry Georgetown
12 M Jake Rozhansky* Virginia
13 M/F Chase Minter Cal Poly
14 M Julian Buescher* Syracuse
15 M Mael Corboz^ Maryland
16 D Zachary Carroll Michigan State
17 GK Callum Irving^ Kentucky
18 D Jonathan Campbell North Carolina
19 D Dennis Castillo VCU
20 M Todd Wharton Virginia
21 D Jordan McCrary North Carolina
22 M/F Michael Gamble Wake Forest
23 M/F Patrick Hodan Notre Dame
24 M James Moberg Washington
25 F Brandon Allen^ Georgetown
26 D Kyle Fisher Clemson
27 M Timo Pitter Creighton
28 D Cole Seiler Georgetown
29 F Michael Salazar UC Riverside
30 D Tony Alfaro Cal State Dominguez Hills
31 M/D Kyle Culbertson^ Ohio State
32 M Zachary Mathers Duke
33 D Brendan Hines-Ike South Florida
34 F TJ Casner Clemson
35 D Andrew Souders^ Akron
36 D Liam Doyle Ohio State
37 M Mitchell Taintor^ Rutgers
38 D Bradley Bourgeois^ Tulsa
39 D Eric DeJulio^ Creighton
40 M Amass Amankona Dayton
41 F Kyle Parker Charlotte
42 D Vincent Keller Creighton
43 F Darius Madison^ UMBC
44 D Trevor Morley Cal State Northridge(m)
45 M Miguel Salazar Elon
46 D Taylor Washington George Mason
47 D Derek Vogel Navy
48 M John Lujano SMU
49 D Tyler David Saint Louis
50 M Tsubasa Endoh Maryland
 
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