The USMNT youth surge has been incredible and the number of young players flooding into Europe and MLS Academies has been incredible. Below we rank the very best in the pool Under 20 years old.

 

The Top 50 u20 Eligible Prospects (Spring 2021 Update)

 

  1. Gio Reyna – Winger, Borussia Dortumund, 2002
  2. Yunus Musah – Winger, Valencia, 2002
  3. Folarin Balogun – Striker, Arsenal, 2001
  4. Malick Sanogo – Stiker, Union Berlin, 2004
  5. Caden Clark – Attacking Mid, New York Red Bulls, 2003
  6. Bryan Okoh – Center Back, Red Bull Salzburg, 2003
  7. Alex Mighten – Winger, Nottingham Forrest, 2003
  8. Malik Tilmann – Center Mid, Bayern, 2002
  9. Moses Nyeman – Center Mid, DC United, 2003
  10. Jonathan Gomez – Left Back, Louisville City FC, 2003
  11. Ricardo Pepi – Striker, FC Dallas, 2003
  12. Gianluca Busio – Defensive Mid, Sporting Kansas City, 2002
  13. Hassan Ayari – Attacking Mid, Sheffield United, 2002
  14. Konrad De La Fuente – Winger, FC Barcelona, 2001
  15. Bryan Reynolds – Right Back, Roma, 2001
  16. Uly Llanez – Winger, Wolfsburg, 2001
  17. Tanner Tessmann – Center Mid, FC Dallas, 2001
  18. Justin Che – Center Back, Bayern, 2003
  19. Aidan Morris, Center Mid, Columbus Crew, 2001
  20. Julian Araujo – Right Back, LA Galaxy, 2001
  21. Reed Baker-Whiting – Defensive Mid, Seattle Sounders, 2005
  22. Owen Otasowie – Center Back, Wolverhampton, 2001
  23. Bryang Kayo – Center Mid, Wolfsburg, 2002
  24. George Bello – Left Back, Atlanta United, 2002
  25. Paxten Aaronson – Attacking Mid, Philadelphia Union, 2003
  26. Brooklyn Raines – Center Mid, Barca AZ, 2005
  27. Felipe Valencia – Winger, Inter Miami, 2005
  28. Cade Cowell – Winger, San Jose Earthquakes, 2003
  29. Efrain Alvarez – Attacking Midfielder, LA Galaxy, 2002
  30. Diego Lopez – Center Mid, Philadelphia Union, 2005
  31. Taylor Booth – Defensive Mid, Bayern Munich, 2001
  32. Zach Booth – Center Mid, Leicester City, 2004
  33. Evan Rotundo – Attacking Mid, Schalke 04, 2004
  34. Kobe Hernandez-Foster – Left Back, Wolfsburg, 2001
  35. Brandan Craig – Center Back, Philadelphia Union, 2004
  36. Mauricio Cuevas – Right Back, LA Galaxy, 2003
  37. Matt Hoppe – Striker, Schalke 04, 2001
  38. Nati Clarke – Center Back, Sporting Kansas City, 2005
  39. Cole Bassett – Center Mid, Colorado Rapids, 2001
  40. Santiago Munoz – Striker, Santos Lugano, 2002
  41. Kevin Paredes – Winger, DC United, 2003
  42. Fede Oliva – Winger, Athletico Madrid, 2004
  43. Marcos Zambrano – Striker, Philadelphia Union, 2005
  44. Sebastian Carbajal – Striker, San Jose Earthquake, 2005
  45. Antonio Leone – Center Back, LAFC, 2004
  46. Jose Gallegos – Attacking Mid, San Antonio FC, 2001
  47. Julio Benetiz – Center Mid, Real Salt Lake, 2005
  48. Dante Sealy – Winger, FC Dallas, 2003
  49. Cam Harper – Winger, New York Red Bulls, 2001
  50. Jack McGlynn – Center Mid, Philadelphia Union

Honorary mentions

  1. Jonathan Perez – Attacking Mid, LA Galaxy, 2003
  2. Johnny Cardoso – Defensive Mid, Internacionale, 2001
  3. Leon Flach – Center mid, Philadelphia Union, 2001
  4. Nico Carerra – Center Back, Holstein Kiel, 2002
  5. Aethan Yohannes – Center Mid, AZ Alkmaar, 2004
  6. Joseph Scally – Right Back, Mönchengladbach, 2002
  7. Matko Milijevic – Winger, Argentinos Juniors, 2001
  8. Kenan Hot – Defensive Mid, New York Red Bulls, 2004
  9. Daniel Leyva – Defensive Mid, Seattle Sounders, 2003

Previous rankings

Fall 2020

April 2020

 

2001-2005 Age Groups by Year

We’ve create a series created that breaks down the 2001-2005 age groups. The top players for each class are highlighted and a ranking of the top players for each group are listed by year.  Rankings are as of April 2020.  

2001 USYNT Prospects

2002 USYNT Prospects

2003 USYNT Prospects

2004 USYNT Prospects

2005 USYNT Prospects

MLS Academy Rankings

The MLS academies have come along way since the league began, some have done exceptionally more than others. As MLS Commissioner Don Garber desires to lead the league into becoming more of a selling league the academies development will become more critical.  Rankings as of March 2020.  

23-11 MLS Acadamies Ranked

10-1 MLS Academies Ranked

USYNT

These players will be among the leaders to have an impact on our USYNTs in the U20 FIFA World Cup and U17 FIFA World Cup in 2021.

USMNT U20 – Coach Anthony Hudson

USMNT U17 – Coach TBD