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2017 Preseason TDS Best XI announced

Article Written by TopDrawerSoccer
Published: August 21, 2017

A new season is almost here, with Stanford eyeing up a third straight Division I men's crown.

The stage is set for the other Division I powers to slow down the Cardinal, with talent spread around the country.

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In an aim to highlight the top players in the 2017 season, TopDrawerSocer.com announces the Preseason Best XI teams, projecting the top players in NCAA soccer.

First Team

GK: Jefferson Caldwell (Virginia)

D: Kevin Politz (Wake Forest), Tomas Hilliard-Arce (Stanford), Grant Lillard (Indiana), Tim Kubel (Louisville)

M: Brad Dunwell (Wake Forest), Cameron Lindley (North Carolina), Amar Sejdic (Maryland)

F: Gordon Wild (Maryland), Albert Ruiz (Florida Gulf Coast(m)), Jon Gallagher (Notre Dame)

Second Team

GK: Ben Lundgaard (Virginia Tech)

D: Wyatt Omsberg (Dartmouth), Cory Brown (Xavier), Aaron Herrera (New Mexico)

M: Jean-Christophe Koffi (Virginia), Brian White (Duke), Pablo Pelaez (San Diego State), Mauro Cichero (SMU)

F: Mohamed Thiaw (Louisville), Foster Langsdorf (Stanford), Marcelo Acuna (Virginia Tech)

Third Team

GK: James Marcinkowski (Georgetown)

D: Grant Stoneman (Loyola-Chicago), Sergi Nus (Virginia), Patrick Bunk-Andersen (Clemson)

M: Drew Skundrich (Stanford), Mo Adams (Syracuse), Paul Hoffmeister (Utah Valley)

F: Edward Opoku (Virginia),  Afonso Pinheiro (Albany), Daniel Musovski (UNLV), Sam Gainford (Akron)

Freshman Team

GK: William Pulisic (Duke)

D: Brandon Terwege (UCLA), Logan Panchot (Stanford), John Nelson (North Carolina)

M: Blake Bodily (Washington), Brandon Servania (Wake Forest), David Loera (NC State), Caua Soares (Portland)

F: Kizza Edward (Pittsburgh), Rodney Michael (UC Santa Barbara), Umar Farouk Osman (Michigan)

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