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2019 MLS Draft Big Board: Version 1.0

Article Written by Travis Clark
Published: December 24, 2018

The latest edition of the MLS draft is set for January 11, where stars of the 2018 college season hope to hear their name called.

For those following Major League Soccer closely, the draft is hardly the main source of talent acquisition. Whether it's homegrown signings, allocation money or countless other player movement mechanisms, there are plenty of other more important roster-building options out there. As an example, only 22 of the 81 selections in the 2018 draft saw minutes in MLS this past season. The Rookie of the Year, Corey Baird, was a college players signed to a Homegrown deal after a four-year career at Stanford.

That aside, TopDrawerSoccer will bring coverage of the top prospects available ahead of the draft. Below is a look at the first version of the Top 50 Big Board, with a seven-player Generation adidas class projected (Noted with an *).

Rank Player School
1 M Siad Haji VCU
2 M Brad Dunwell Wake Forest
3 F Tajon Buchanan* Syracuse
4 M Sergio Rivas Seattle
5 M Frankie Amaya* UCLA
6 D Callum Montgomery Charlotte
7 F Mohammed Kamara* UCLA
8 F Griffin Dorsey* Indiana 
9 F JJ Williams* Kentucky
10 M/F Camden Riley Pacific
11 D/M Abdi Mohamed Akron
12 F Andre Shinyashiki Denver
13 F Santiago Patino Florida International
14 M Amar Sejdic Maryland
15 D Akeem Ward Creighton
16 GK Dayne St. Clair* Maryland
17 M/F Tucker Bone Air Force
18 D Logan Gdula Wake Forest
19 D Kamal Miller Syracuse
20 D Marcello Borges Michigan
21 M Andrew Samuels Maryland
22 D Wouter Verstraaten Pacific
23 D Jacob Hauser-Ramsey Connecticut
24 M/F Amir Bashti Stanford
25 M Geoffrey Dee Louisville
26 M Joey Piatczyc West Virginia
27 M Tommy McCabe Notre Dame
28 F Abdou Mbacke Thiam Connecticut
29 M Joel Rydstrand Creighton
30 D Rece Buckmaster Indiana
31 GK Jimmy Hague Michigan State
32 M Anderson Asiedu UCLA
33 GK Rashid Nuhu Fordham
34 D Quentin Pearson Washington
35 M Jeremiah Gutjahr Indiana
36 F Sebastian Elney Maryland
37 M Emil Cuello SMU
38 D Chase Gasper Maryland
39 D Alex Comsia North Carolina
40 M Janos Loebe Fordham
41 F Ryan Sierakowski Michigan State
42 M Francesco Moore Indiana
43 D Prosper Figbe Virginia
44 M Jakov Basic Massachusetts-Lowell
45 D Dylan Greenberg Connecticut
46 D Roy Boateng UC Davis
47 F DeJuan Jones Michigan State
48 F Shinya Kadono California
49 M Javi Perez Pittsburgh
50 F Don Tchilao Oregon State

The MLS Draft Big Board was constructed in consultation with The Soccer Syndicate, North America's only independent soccer scouting network. 

 
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