The Top 30 MLS SuperDraft Prospects

MLSsoccer.com ranks the top 30 prospects for Jan. 13 draft

With the MLS SuperDraft now less than a week away, our experts take a took at some of the best young talent soon to find a home in Major League Soccer. The panel of senior writer Simon Borg, director of video content Jason Saghini and college and D.C. United beat writer Travis Clark rank the top 30 prospects for the draft, with mixed opinions on stars like Darlington Nagbe, Perry Kitchen and Zac MacMath.

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Rank Simon Borg Jason Saghini Travis Clark
1 Perry Kitchen (MF/D), Akron Darlington Nagbe (F), Akron Darlington Nagbe (F), Akron
2 Darlington Nagbe (F), Akron Perry Kitchen (MF/D), Akron Perry Kitchen (MF/D), Akron
3 Will Bruin (F), Indiana Zac MacMath (GK), Maryland Zarek Valentin (D), Akron
4 AJ Soares (D), Cal Michael Farfan (MF), North Carolina Will Bruin (F), Indiana
5 Zarek Valentin (D), Akron AJ Soares (D), Cal Kofi Sarkodie (D), Akron
6 Levi Houapeu (MF/F), UM-Baltimore Jalil Anibaba (D), North Carolina Omar Salgado (F), unnattached
7 Curtis Ushedo (D), UAB Omar Salgado (F), unnattached Zac MacMath (GK), Maryland
8 Kofi Sarkodie (D), Akron Stephen McCarthy (MF), North Carolina Jalil Anibaba (D), North Carolina
9 Michael Farfan (MF), North Carolina Zarek Valentin (D), Akron Corey Hertzog (F), Penn State
10 Omar Salgado (F), unnattached Will Bruin (F), Indiana Michael Farfan (MF), North Carolina
11 Zac MacMath (GK), Maryland Justin Meram (F), Michigan Michael Nanchoff (MF), Akron
12 Michael Tetteh (D), UCSB Kofi Sarkodie (D), Akron Michael Tetteh (D), UCSB
13 Jalil Anibaba (D), North Carolina Corey Hertzog (F), Penn State AJ Soares (D), Cal
14 Jason Herrick (F), Maryland Michael Nanchoff (MF), Akron Michael Boxall (D), UCSB
15 Michael Nanchoff (MF), Akron Michael Tetteh (D), UCSB Anthony Ampaipitakwong (MF), Akron
16 JC Banks (MF), Wiscsonsin-Milwaukee Cole Grossman (MF), Duke Rich Balchan (D), Indiana
17 Rich Balchan (D), Indiana Anthony Ampaipitakwong (MF), Akron Justin Meram (F), Michigan
18 Michael Boxall (D), UCSB Bobby Warshaw (D/MF), Stanford Levi Houapeu (MF/F), UM-Baltimore
19 Hector Jimenez (MF), Cal Jason Herrick (F), Maryland Ryan Kinne (MF/F), Monmouth
20 Daniel Keat (MF), Dartmouth JC Banks (MF), Wiscsonsin-Milwaukee Tyler Lassiter (D), North Carolina State
21 CJ Sapong (F), James Madison Rich Balchan (D), Indiana Bobby Warshaw (D/MF), Stanford
22 Jon Okafor (MF), Brown Michael Boxall (MF), UCSB JC Banks (MF), Wiscsonsin-Milwaukee
23 Bobby Warshaw (D/MF), Stanford Levi Houapeu (MF/F), UM-Baltimore Ashley McInnes (MF/F), Tulsa
24 Cole Grossman (MF), Duke CJ Sapong (F), James Madison Bilal Duckett (D), Notre Dame
25 Stephen McCarthy (MF), North Carolina Curtis Ushedo (D), UAB Cole Grossman (MF), Duke
26 Anthony Ampaipitakwong (MF), Akron Daniel Keat (MF), Dartmouth CJ Sapong (F), James Madison
27 Joe Willis (GK), Denver Davis Paul (F), Cal Daniel Keat (MF), Dartmouth
28 Demetrius Omphroy (D), Cal John Rooney (MF), unattached Josh Ford (GK), Connecticut
29 Matheus Braga (MF), Penn State Hector Jimenez (MF), Cal J.T. Murray (D), Louisville
30 Justin Meram (F), Michigan Matheus Braga (MF), Penn State Jason Herrick (F), Maryland

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