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Top Fifty Soccer Players in the High School Class of 2021

College Soccer News issues its initial rankings of the top fifty players in the high school class of 2021. The rankings will be revised periodically to reflect changes in the standing of the players and their destination.  

Rank Player Club Team Hometown Position School
1 Gio Reyna Borussia Dortmund Bedford, New York CAM  
2 Danny Leyva Seattle Sounders 2 Burien, Washington CDM  
3 Joseph Scally NYCFC Lake Grove, New York RB  
4 Tyler Freeman Sporting KC Shawnee, Kansas Forward  
5 Ricardo Pepi North Texas SC McKinney, Texas Forward  
6 Jonathan Perez LA Galaxy Pico Rivera, California Winger  
7 Mauricio Cuevas LA Galaxy Los Angeles, California RB  
8 Griffin Yow DC United Clifton, Virginia Winger  
9 Dante Sealy FC Dallas Frisco, Texas Winger  
10 Casey Walls San Jose Earthquakes Mill Valley, California CB  
11 Julian Grimes Lonestar SC Austin, Texas Forward  
12 Eric Kinzner Seattle Sounders Tacoma, Washington CB  
13 Javier Casas Chicago Fire Addison, Illinois CAM  
14 William Reilly Atlanta United Decatur, Georgia CDM  
15 Jack McGlynn BW Gottschee Middle Village, New York CM  
16 Sebastian Burke Chelsea FC Raleigh, North Carolina CAM  
17 Caden Clark Barca Academy Medina, Minnesota CAM  
18 Selmir Miscic Philadelphia Union Royersford, Pennsylvania Winger  
19 Adrian Aguilar LA Galaxy Los Angeles, California CB  
20 Luc Granitur Orlando City B Vero Beach, Florida Forward  
21 Tyler Taber FC Metz Bertrange, Luxemborg CM  
22 Prince Amponsah NYCFC Bronx, New York CB  
23 Andres Cardenas Weston FC Doral, Florida Forward  
24 Gavin Krenecki Sporting KC Fair Oaks, California GK  
25 Jeremy Garay DC United Woodbridge, Virginia CM  
26 Daniel Edelman PDA Warren, New Jersey CDM  
27 Elliott Jones Philadelphia Union New Britain, Connecticut GK  
28 Diego Luna San Jose Earthquakes Sunnyvale, California CM  
29 Thomas Tulgar NY Red Bulls Harrison, New Jersey Forward  
30 Benjamin Redzic FC Dallas Carrollton, Texas Forward  
31 Alex Monis Chicago Fire Naperville, Illinois Winger  
32 Alex Kenison San Diego Surf San Diego, California CB  
33 Brooks Thompson Sporting KC Floyds Knob, Indiana GK  
34 Dante Huckaby Philadelphia Union Wayne, Pennsylvania CB  
35 Jonathan Gomez FC Dallas Keller, Texas RB  
36 Wilfredo Rivera Orlando City Fleming Island, Florida Midfield  
37 Samuel Sarver Crew SC Beachwood, Ohio Forward  
38 Elton Chifamba Columbus Crew Blacklick, Ohio CDM  
39 Alec Kenison San Diego Surf San Diego, California Midfield  
40 Addison Hicks Seacoast United Hampton, New Hampshire Midfield  
41 Gavin Tabije RBNY Matawan, New Jersey Midfield  
42 Kobey Stoup Atlanta United Montgomery, Alabama Defender  
43 Marzuq Puckerin Boston Bolts Cambridge, Massachusetts GK  
44 Isaac Homer Portland Timbers Portland, Oregon CB  
45 Paxten Aaronson Philadellphia Union Medford, New Jersey CM  
46 Anthony Hernandez Columbus Crew Reynoldsburg, Ohio Forward  
47 Brian Lopez Weston FC Miami, Florida CM  
48 Brandon Zelaya De Anza Force Redwood City, California Forward  
49 Sota Kitahara Seattle Sounders Edmonds, Washington CM  
50 Joey Zalinsky NY Red Bulls Brick, New Jersey RB  

Top Fifty Soccer Players in the High School Class of 2020

College Soccer News has issued its initial rankings of the top fifty players in the high school class of 2020. The rankings will be revised periodically to reflect changes in the standing of the players and their destination. The rankings include individuals in the class who have elected to enter the professional ranks. 

Rank Player Club Team Hometown  Position School
1

Ethan Alvarez

LA Galaxy Los Angeles, California  CAM Pro
2 George Bello Atlanta United Douglasville, Georgia LB Pro
3 Damian Las Chicago Fire Norridge, Illinois GK  
4 Joshua Pynadath AFC Ajax Los Altos Hills, California Winger  
5 Joshua Atencio Seattle Sounders 2 Bellevue, Washington CDM/CB Pro
6 Gianluca Busio Sporting KC Greensboro, North Carolina Forward Pro
7 John Tolkin NY Red Bulls Chatham, New Jersey LB Wake Forest
8 Gilbert Fuentes San Jose Earthquakes Tracy, California CM Pro
9 Dantouma Toure NY Red Bulls Trenton, New Jersey Forward  
10 Cameron Dunbar LA Galaxy Carson, California Winger  
11 Kobe Hernandez LA Galaxy Los Angeles, California LB/CB  
12 Bryang Kayo DC United Poolesville, Maryland CDM Wake Forest 
13 Mason Judge Eintracht Frankfurt Tampa, Florida CB  
14 Affonso Ocampo-Chavez Seattle Sounders 2 Kent, Washington CB Pro
15 Danny Robles Seattle Sounders 2 Burien, Washington CAM Pro
16 Jack Imperato Villarreal San Jose, California CAM  
17 Chituru Odunze Vancouver Whitecaps Calgary, Alberta GK  
18 Alec Diaz Seattle Sounders 2 Tukwila, Washington Forward Pro
19 Jackson Conway Atlanta United Atlanta, Georgia Forward Pro
20 Jules Anderson Philadelphia Union Ocean, New Jersey  CM  
21 Adam Armour North Carolina FC Cary, North Carolina LB Duke
22 Andres Jasson NYCFC Greenwich, Connecticut Winger  
23 Adam Saldana LA Galaxy Panorama City, California CM  
24 Tayvon Gray NYCFC Bronx, New York CDB/RB  
25 Peter Stroud West Ham Chester, New Jersey CDM  
26 Antino Lopez Shattucks Saint Mary's Las Vegas, Nevada CB  
27 Bryce Duke Real Salt Lake Casa Grande, Arizona  CM Wake Forest
28 Jahlane Forbes Orlando City B Clermont, Florida LB Pro
29 Ray Serrano Seattle Sounders 2 Moses Lake, Washington Winger Pro
30 Massango Akale Portland Timbers Richfield, Minnesota Winger  
31 Diego Lopez Atlanta United Chino, California Forward  Pro
32 Jacob Davis Sporting KC Lenexa, Kansas CM  
33 Cade Hagan Sporting Gijon Naperville, Illinois CAM  
34 Aboubacar Camara Philadelphia Union Wayne, Pennsylvania Forward  
35 James Dunning Feyenoord Rotterdam, Alabama Winger  
36 Aaron Cervantes Orange County SC Chino Hills, California  GK Pro
37 Sebastian Berhalter Columbus Crew Westerville, Ohio CM  
38 Cesar Garcia FC Dallas The Colony, Texas CM   
39 Dominic De Almeida PDA Lincoln Park, New Jersey RB/CB  
40 Tijani Fatah Met Oval Bronx, New York Winger  
41 Danny Flores Philadelphis Union Fairbault, Minnesota CDM  
42 Rickson Van Hees NEC Nijmegen Oss, Netherlands LB   
43 Andre Costa Real Vallencano Madrid, Spain CAM  
44 Jack De Vries Philadelphia Union Wayne, Pennsylvania Forward Virginia
45 Sebastian Anderson Colorado Rapids Highlands Ranch, Colorado RB North Carolina
46 Sagir Arce Monarcas Morelia Chihuahua, Mexico Forward  
47 Jake O'Connor North Carolina FC Cary, North Carolina CB South Carolina 
48 Harrison Robledo NYCFC Greenwich, Connecticut CM  
49 Connor Maurer NY Red Bulls Harrison, New Jersey CB  
50 JT Harms Columbus Crew Fairbault, Minnesota Gk  

High School Class of 2019 (Sophomores)

May 21, 2017 -  CSN's recruiting experts have analyzed the 2019 high school class and issued their rankings of the top one-hundred and sixty-five players in the class. Individuals who sign professional contracts will not be included in the rankings.  

The player rankings reflect a projection of the potential impact a player will have at the collegiate level. They will be periodically updated. The CSN recruiting experts' player rankings provide insight regading individual recruits and ultimately team recruiting classes. 

The rankings include the individual's club team, their home town, their position, and the college (if any) to which they have committed verbally.

Rank Player Club Team Hometown Position School
1 Blaine Ferri Solar Chelsea SC Southlake, Tx.  Midfielder  
2 Taylor Booth Real Salt Lake Eden, Ut. Midfielder   
3 Jacob Shaffelberg Philadelphia Union Nova Scotia, Ca. Midfielder  
4 Gabe Segal Bethesda SC,  Bethesda, Md. Forward  
5 James Sands NYCFC Rye, N.Y. Defender  
6 John Hilton LA Galaxy Long Beach, Ca. Defender  
7 Zyen Jones Atlanta United Clarkston, Ga. Forward  
8 Azriel Gonzalez Seattle Sounders Renton, Wa. Forward  
9 Axel Picazzo Philadelphia Union Austin, Tx. Forward  
10 Lucas Cini Portland Timbers Boca Raton, Fl. Forward  
11 Luke Hansen Colorado Rush Littleton, Co. Defender  
12 Michael Edwards DC United  Woodbridge, Va. Defender  
13 Cameron Duke Sporting KC Olathe, Ks.   Defender  
14 Logan Kowalczyk CSA Wolves Pinckney, Mi. Goalkeeper  
15 Carlos Asensio Atlanta United  Roswell, Ga. Defender  
16 Khai Brisco Seattle Sounders FC Renton, Wa. Defender  
17 Ulysses Llanez LA Galaxy Lynwood, Ca. Midfielder  
18 Alex Mendez LA Galaxy Los Angeles, Ca. Midfielder  
19 Indiana Vassileu IMG Academy Savannah, Ga. Midfielder  
20 Gianni Ferri Vardar Windsor, Cn. Forward  
21 Nicholas Slonina Chicago Fire Addison, Il. Defender  
22 Oliver Larraz Colorado Rapids Denver, Co. Midfielder  
23 Julian Araujo Santa Barbara FC Lompoc, Ca. Defender  
24 Mason Finnell Sacramento Republic Folson, Ca. Goalkeeper  
25 Davide Ochoa Real Salt Lake Oxnard, Ca. Goalkeeper  
26 Marcelo Palomino Houston Dynamo Houston, Tx. Midfielder   
27 Brenden Aaronson Philadelphia Union Medford, NJ Midfielder   
28 Timothy Bielic Sockers FC Arlington Hts. Il. Midfielder   
29 Dominic De Almeida PDA Lincoln Park, NJ Defender  
30 Thomas Roberts FC Dallas Fricso, Tx. Midfielder  
31 Kellan Landefeld CSA Wolves Ann Arbor, Mi. Midfielder  
32 Christian Soto Rincom Seattle Sounders Seattle, Wa. Midfielder  
33 Will Jackson Internationals Academy Hudson, Oh. Midfielder  
34 Tonny Temple IMG Academy Millville, Pa. Forward  
35 Isaiah Reid Charlotte Soccer Academy  Rock Hill, S.C. Defender  
36 Will Sands NYCFC Rye, N.Y. Midfielder  
37 Sheldon China Sporting KC Durhan, N.C. Forward  
38 Alexsi Morel NYCFC Huntington Station, N.Y. Defender  
39 Luis Arriaga Real Salt Lake Santa Rosa, Ca. Midfielder  
40 Jose Rivas Weston FC Weston, Fl. Forward  
41 Aidan O'Toole Lonestar FC Austin, Tx. Midfielder   
42 Dylan Sullivan  New York Red Bulls Harrison, NJ Forward   
43 Togo Nakamura Los Angeles Galaxy Torrence, Ca. Defender  
44 Stefan Stojanovic Sockers FC  Des Plaines, Il. Forward  
45 Jared Juleau New York Red Bulls Stamford, Ct. Defender   
46 Nathan Toledo FC Dallas Dallas, Tx. Defender   
47 Alex Adjetey South Kent Accra, Ghana Forward  
48 Ben Ortiz Real Salt Lake Orem, Ut. Forward  
49 Alex Rando NYCFC New York, N.Y. Goalkeeper  
50 Nicholas Hategan Sacramento Republic Roseville, Ca. Midfielder   
51 Ricky Mendez San Jose Earthquakes Rafael, Ca. Forward  
52 Benjamin Ofeimu Philadelphia Union West Bloomfield, Mi. Defender  
53 Alexis Cerritos DC United Silver Spring, Md. Midfielder  
54 Scott Taylor New York Red Bulls Millburn, NJ  Forward  
55 Mario Anaya San Jose Earthquakes Livermore, Ca. Defender  
56 Joseph Zarra Oakwood SC Cheshire, Ct. Midfielder  
57 Justin Haak NYCFC Brooklyn, N.Y. Midfielder  
58 Mario Licor Orlando City Titusville, Fl. Forward  
59 Julian Hinojsa FC Dallas Garland, Tx. Defender  
60 Scott Taylor New York Red Bulls Millburn, NJ Forward  
61 Nico Benalcazar NYCFC Wilton, Ct. Defender  
62 Mason Lamb Orlando City Groveland, Fl. Midfielder  
63 Edward Berumen Sacramento Republic Salida, Ca. Defender  
64 Paul Elliot Colorado Rapids Denver, Co. Defender  
65 Tate Dolan Real So Cal Oak Park, Ca. Forward  
66 Jacob Muchnick Los Angelas Galaxy  Los Angelas, Ca. Midfielder  
67 Michael Collodi FC Dallas Frisco, Tx. Goalkeeper  
68 Michael Pellegrino Philadelphia Union Wenonah, NJ Midfielder  
69 Jordan Bender Orlando City Lake Mary, Fl. Midfielder  
70 Kejiel Watt New York Red Bulls Springfield Gardens, N.Y. Forward  
71 Aidan Rocha Bethesda SC Brookeville, Md. Midfielder  
72 Kyle Davis DC United Bowie, Md. Forward  
73 Michael McKeown Philadelphia Union Real, NJ Midfielder  
74 Sal Rasizzi NYCFC Whitestone, N.Y. Forward  
75 Will Citron  NYCFC Eastchester, N.Y.  Defender  
76 Leonardo Sepulueda LA Galaxy Corona, Ca. Defender  
77 Jesus Virgen Real Salt Lake Los Angeles, Ca. Defender  
78 Jayden Reid New York Red Bulls Harrison, NJ Defender  
79 Travian Sousa Sacramento Republic Modesto, Ca. Midfielder  
80 Matteo Rittacio BW Gottschee New York, N.Y. Midfielder  
81 Victor Rangel FC Golden State Panorama City, Ca.  Defender  
82 Kristopher Shakes Philadelphia Union Philadelphia, Pa.  Goalkeeper  
83 Evan Chacon New York Red Bulls Lake Hiawatha, NJ Midfielder  
84 Adrian Arguello Portland Timbers Boise, Iowa Midfielder  
85 Jose Flores NYCFC Roosevelt, N.Y. Forward  
86 Karsen Henderlong Indiana Fire Crown Point, In.  Defender  
87 Rayvon McGann Boca United Royal Palm Beach, Fl. Defender  
88 Grant Vernon Lonestar SC Austin, Tx.  Forward  
89 Jonathan Ferreira New England Revolution Ashland, Ma.  Midfielder  
90 Anthony Priest Colorado Rapids Fort Collins, Co.  Defender  
91 Aidan Liu Sockers FC Naperville, Il. Forward  
92 Marlon Vargas Seattle Sounders FC Bakersfield, Ca.  Forward  
93 Jerome Webbert   Baltimore Armour Reisterstown, Md. Defender  
94 Harrison Pithers Chargers SC Tampa, Fl.  Midfielder  
95 Marvin Sibanda Taft School Zimababwe Midfielder  
96 Everson Amaya DC United Alexandria, Va.  Midfielder   
97 Eric Romero FC Dallas Frisco, Tx.  Defender  
98 Ethan Sawdon IMG Academy San Antonio, Tx.  Defender  
99 Jesus Ortiz Houston Dynamo Houston, Tx.  Midfielder   
100 Eder Mosquera NYCFC Bay Shore, N.Y.  Forward   
101 Daniel Wu Capital Area Railhawks Cary, N.C.  Defender   
102 Cameron Williams Los Angeles Galaxy Carlsbad, Ca.  Midfielder  
103 Nicholas Defrietas-Hansen Weston FC Southwest Ranches, Fl.  Goalkeeper  
104 Veljko Petkovic NYCFC Ridgewood, N.Y.  Midfielder  
105 Chad Letts Philadelphia Union King of Prussia, Pa. Forward  
106 Daniel Procter Everton FC Westchester Westport, Ct.  Defender  
107 Nelson Martinez DC United Woodbridge, Va.  Midfielder  
108 Misael Becerra LA Galaxy East Los Angeles, Ca.  Midfielder   
109 Dylan Gaither Atlanta United Atlanta, Ga.  Midfielder   
110 Jackson Conway Atlanta United Covington, Ga.  Forward  
111 D'Anthony Brown Orlando City Orlando, Fl. Defender  
112 Anthony Rodriguez Los Angeles Galazy Simi Valley, Ca.  Goalkeeper  
113 Johan Penaranda NYCFC Long Beach, N.Y. Goalkeeper  
114 Christopher Mendez-Lemus  De Anza Force San Jose, Ca. Forward  
115 Colton Pleasants CASL Raleigh, N.C.  Midfielder   
116 Colman Kim NYCFC Shelton, Ct. Midfielder  
117 Emory Rapaport Portland Timbers Portland, Or.  Defender  
118 Arnold Castillo Los Angeles Galaxy Bell Gardens, Ca. Forward  
119 Stuart Ritchie San Jose Earthquakes Pleasanton, Ca. Midfielder  
120 Jacob Silva San Diego Surf San Diego, Ca.  Forward  
121 Alex Bahr Atlanta United  Flowery Beach, Ga.  Defender  
122 Ryan Fessler  Sporting KC Charlotte, N.C. Midfielder  
123 Maouloune Goumballe Columbus Crew Cincinatti, Oh. Forward  
124 Heriberto Soto Houston Dynamo Houston, Tx. Forward   
125 Evangelo Spartiatis Raiders FC Chicago, Il. Forward  
126 John Pulskamp Real So Cal Bakersfield, Ca.  Goalkeeper  
127 Christopher Castro Albion SC San Diego, Ca.  Forward  
128 Cameron Phillips Texas Rush Tomball, Tx. Midfielder   
129 Eben Noverr Colorado Rapids Highland Ranch, Co. Forward  
130 Chad Letts Philadelphia Union King of Prussia, Pa. Forward   
131 Natnael McDonald Atlanta United Atlanta, Ga. Defender  
132 Logan Hitzeman Colorado Rapids  Thorton, Co. Midfielder   
133 Judson Burns FC Dallas Dallas, Tx. Defender  
134 Anthony Cousins Philadelphia Union Virginia Beach, Va.  Defender  
135 Clayton Molter Los Angeles Galaxy Manhatten Beach, Ca.  Forward  
136 Justin Stone CASL Cary, N.C. Forward  
137 Nicholas Blacklock Philadelphia Union Hellertown, Pa. Forward  
138 Jayson Baca Colorado Rapids Albuquerque, NM Midfielder   
139 Allexon Saravia DC United Alexandria, Va. Defender  
140 Roberto Ydrach Orlando City Orlando, Fl. Forward  
141 Cole McNally Bethesda SC Mount Airy, Md. Goalkeeper  
142 Andre Reynolds Chicago Fire Chicago, Il. Forward  
143 Cameron Abernethy CASL Cary, N.C. Midfielder  
144 Ivan Leon Houston Dynamo Houston, Tx. Defender  
145 Thriston Briscoe NYCFC West Babylon, N.Y. Forward  
146 Kyle May PA Classics Lebanon, Pa. Midfielder  
147 Massimo McGuire Sporting KC Olathe, Ks. Midfielder  
148 Abraham Gonzalez FC Golden State Jurupa Valley, Ca. Defender  
149 Jorge Almaguer FC Dallas Dallas, Tx. Midfielder  
150 Bobby Bressmer BW Gottchee Floral Park, N.Y. Defender  
151 Nolan Jetter Ballistic United Pleasanton, Ca.  Midfielder   
152 Nigel Griffith  PDA Stroudsburg, Pa.  Forward  
153 Kevin Li Dallas Texans Dallas, Tx.  Midfielder   
154 Jalen Anderson Oakwood SC Hamden, Ct.   Forward  
155 Elio Firminio New England Revolution Foxboro, Ma.  Midfielder   
156 Win Ellis Colorado Rapids Evergreen, Co.  Goalkeeper  
157 Reese Meyer Baltimore Armour Owing Mills, Md.  Defender  
158 Ethan Thomas Empire United East Syracuse, N.Y.  Defender  
159 Guillermo Rodriguez Houston Dynamo Rosenberg, Tx.  Midfielder   
160 Cole Bassett Colorado Rush Littleton, Co.  Midfielder   
161 Woovin Shin De Anza Force San Jose, Ca.  Midfielder   
162 William Manum Seattle Sounders FC Seattle, Wa.   Midfielder  
163 Skylor Rose Colorado Rapids Corrales, N.M.  Midfielder  
164 Kipp Keller STL Scott Gallagher St. Louis, Mo.  Defender  
165 Key White Richmond United Norfolk, Va.  Forward