Article Written by TopDrawerSoccer
Published: August 4, 2014
Coinciding with the conference previews and the upcoming announcement of the Top 25, TopDrawerSoccer (TDS) is releasing its men’s college soccer preseason Best XI.
Check back last this week for the women’s college soccer preseason Best XI.
The staff at TDS voted on the preseason squads, which took into account previous performance in college soccer as well as anticipated success in this upcoming season. The three preseason teams reflect many of the names that been populating the site over the past few months. For more information about the players, check out the top ten player positional breakdowns from earlier this year.
Without further ado, here are the 2014 TDS men’s college preseason Best XIs.
Goalkeeper: Zackary Steffen (Maryland)
Defenders: Oumar Ballo (UMBC), Joshua Yaro (Georgetown), Joseph Greenspan (Navy)
Midfielders: Leo Stolz (UCLA), Cristian Roldan (Washington), Laurie Bell (Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Sean Davis (Duke)
Forwards: Jordan Morris (Stanford), Cyle Larin (Connecticut), Sagi Lev-Ari (Cal State Northridge(m))
GK: Spencer Richey (Washington)
D: Axel Sjoberg (Marquette), Michael Amick (UCLA), Boyd Okwuonu (North Carolina)
M: Eric Bird (Virginia), Adria Beso (Connecticut), Jay Chapman (Michigan State), Nick Besler (Notre Dame)
F: Darwin Jones (Washington), Brandon Allen (Georgetown), Guillermo Delgado (Delaware)
GK: Tyler Miller (Northwestern)
D: Tim Parker (St. John's), Sergio Campbell (Connecticut), Francis de Vries (Saint Francis (PA)), Brandon Vincent (Stanford)
M: Dan Metzger (Maryland), Tyler Arnone (Michigan), Faik Hajderovic (Evansville), Mario Ortiz (UC Irvine)
F: Denzel Clarke (Gardner-Webb), Darius Madison (Virginia)
Freshman Best XI First Team
GK: Evan Louro (Michigan)
D: Kevin Politz (Wake Forest), Chase Gasper (UCLA), Conor Donovan (NC State)
M: Christopher Lema (Georgetown), Brian White (Duke), George Campbell (Maryland), Arun Basuljevic (Georgetown), Corey Baird (Stanford)
F: Abu Danladi (UCLA), Jeremy Ebobisse-Ebolo (Duke)