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SBI 2022 MLS Draft Big Board (Final Version)

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The 2022 Major League Soccer Draft kicks off on Tuesday, and the talent pool has taken shape with the help of an eight-player Generation adidas class, and a senior class stocked with deep collections of promising centerbacks and goalkeepers.

This year’s MLS Draft doesn’t boast clear-cut immediate impact players, no players expected to be able to step in right away and be top-tier talents, but there is plenty of potential to be had, and those teams that are still taking the draft seriously could wind up walking away with some real value.

Centerback is the deepest position in the draft, while we could see as many as four or five goalkeepers chosen in the first round.

To prepare readers for Tuesday’s MLS Draft, SBI has prepared our annual MLS Draft Big Board. We have consulted with dozens of coaches, scouts and personnel officials from both MLS and college soccer to formulate a ranking of the player pool based on their potential as professional players.

The final SBI MLS Mock Draft will appear later on Monday so stay tuned for that. FC Dallas acquired the third overall pick in the draft from Toronto FC on Monday, so there will be changes from the initial Mock Draft we posted last week.

Now, here is the final SBI 2022 MLS Draft Big Board (Feel free to submit questions about the Big Board in the comments section and Ives Galarcep will provide some responses in the lead-up to the draft):


SBI MLS Draft Big Board (Final Version)


(* – Generation Adidas, % – International Player, @ – Canadian)

  1. * KIPP KELLER………………………… SAINT LOUIS……………….CB……………………….(BIO)
  2. * ROMAN CELENTANO………….INDIANA………………………GK………………………(BIO)
  3. * OUSSENI BOUDA………………….STANFORD…………………..Winger………………(BIO) %
  4. * BEN BENDER………………………….MARYLAND………………..CM……………………..(BIO)
  5. * ISAIAH PARKER……………………SAINT LOUIS……………….Left Winger………(BIO)
  6. AHMED LONGMIRE ………………UCLA……………………………..CB……………………….(BIO)
  7. * PATRICK SCHULTE……………….SAINT LOUIS……………….GK……………………….(BIO)
  8. *THORLEIFUR ULFARSSON….DUKE……………………………Striker……………….. (BIO) %
  9. ANTHONY MARKANICH……..N. ILLINOIS………………….LB………………………..(BIO)
  10. IAN MURPHY…………………………..DUKE……………………………LCB………………………(BIO)
  11. * ERIK CENTENO……………………..PACIFIC………………………..CM……………………….(BIO)
  12. SIMON BECHER……………………….SAINT LOUIS………………Striker…………………(BIO)
  13. JACK LYNN……………………………….NOTRE DAME……………Striker………………….(BIO)
  14. KYLE HOLCOMB……………………WAKE FOREST……………Striker…………………(BIO)
  15. JASPER LOEFFELSAND…………PITTSBURGH……………..RB…………………………(BIO) %
  16. LUKA GAVRAN………………………..ST. JOHN’S…………………..GK………………………..(BIO) @
  17. MATTHEW NOCITA……………….NAVY……………………………CB………………………..(BIO)
  18. RYAN SAILOR…………………………..WASHINGTON……………CB……………………….(BIO)
  19. JUSTIN RASMUSSEN………………GRAND CANYON………LB/LCB………………(BIO)
  20. OSKAR AGREN………………………..CLEMSON ……………………..CB……………………….(BIO) %
  21. SOFIANNE DJEFFAL………………OREGON STATE………….AM………………………(BIO) %
  22. O’VANTE MULLINGS……………..FLA. GULF COAST………Winger………………..(BIO) @
  23. KENDALL BURKS……………………WASHINGTON…………….CB…………………………(BIO)
  24. TANI OLUWANSEYI……………..ST. JOHN’S………………………W………………………….(BIO) @
  25. FARAI MUTATU……………………MICHIGAN STATE………….Striker…………………(BIO) %
  26. MILO YOSEF…………………………..MARSHALL………………………Winger………………(BIO) %
  27. FRANK DAROMA………………..CSU-BAKERSFIELD…………CM/W……………….(BIO) %
  28. KINGSFORD ADJEI………………DAYTON……………………………Winger……………… (BIO) %
  29. CHARLIE OSTREM………………WASHINGTON…………………LB…………………………(BIO)
  30. ESAI EASLEY…………………………GRAND CANYON……………CB…………………………(BIO)
  31. PAULO LIMA………………………..PROVIDENCE…………………….CM……………………….(BIO) %
  32. PHILLIP QUINTON……………..NOTRE DAME…………………..CB…………………………(BIO)
  33. JACOB ERLANDSON………….BOWLING GREEN……………CB…………………………(BIO)
  34. MOHAMED OMAR…………….NOTRE DAME…………………..CM……………………….(BIO) @
  35. LUCAS MEEK………………………..WASHINGTON…………………Winger…………………(BIO)
  36. MARC YBARRA…………………..MICHIGAN…………………………DM……………………….(BIO)
  37. LUCAS BARTLETT……………….ST. JOHN’S…………………………CB………………………….(BIO)
  38. ROBERTO MOLINA……………..UC-IRVINE………………………..Left Winger…………(BIO)
  39. TRISTAN TRAGER……………….AIR FORCE……………………….Winger………………….(BIO)
  40. VITOR DIAS…………………………..MARSHALL……………………..CM………………………….(BIO) %
  41. NATHAN DOS SANTOS……..MARSHALL…………………….CB……………………………(BIO) @
  42. NICK MARKANICH …………….NORTHERN ILLINOIS…..AM………………………. (BIO)
  43. GIANNIS NIKOPOLIDIS………GEORGETOWN………………GK………………………….(BIO) %
  44. GIOVANNI AGUILAR…………..CAL-NORTHRIDGE ………CM…………………………(BIO)
  45. JAN HOFFELNER…………………KENTUCKY……………………..GK………………………….(BIO)
  46. SIVERT HAUGLI……………………VIRGINIA TECH…………….CB………………………….. (BIO) %
  47. ALEC SMIR……………………………..NORTH CAROLINA………GK…………………………..(BIO)
  48. YANIS LEERMAN………………….CENTRAL FLORIDA……..CB…………………………..(BIO) %
  49. ANDREW AKINDELE………….WISCONSIN…………………….CM………………………….(BIO)
  50. CARLO RITACCIO…………………AKRON……………………………..CB…………………………..(BIO)
  51. ACHILLE ROBIN.…………………..WASHINGTON……………….CB……………………………(BIO) %
  52. PEDRO FONSECA…………………LOUISVILLE…………………….AM…………………………(BIO) %
  53. DANIEL EVANS.…………………….KENTUCKY……………………..Striker…………………….(BIO)
  54. BRETT ST. MARTIN……………..MARYLAND……………………CB/RB……………………..(BIO)
  55. SKAGE SIMONSON………………SMU…………………………………..CM……………………………(BIO) %
  56. LAUKOA SANTOS ……………….SAN DIEGO STATE………..RB…………………………….(BIO)
  57. DAVID GARCIA…………………….FLORIDA INTERN………….CB…………………………….(BIO) %
  58. GEORGE MARKS………………….CLEMSON…………………………GK……………………………(BIO)
  59. RESHAUN WALKES……………RIO GRANDE VALLEY……W………………………………(BIO) %
  60. ALEXANDER DEXTER……….PITTSBURGH…………………..Winger/LB…………… (BIO)
  61. JAKE ARTEAGA……………………PORTLAND………………………DM………………………….(BIO)
  62. HAJI ABDIKADIR………………….LOUISVILLE…………………….CM…………………………(BIO) %
  63. CABREL HAPPI-KAMSEU…..VIRGINIA……………………………F……………………………(BIO)
  64. CALLUM JOHNSON……………..CLEMSON…………………………CM………………………..(BIO)
  65. DANIEL BLOYOU.………………..PENN STATE……………………..F……………………………..(BIO)
  66. ARTURO ORDONEZ……………PITTSBURGH…………………….CB………………………….(BIO) %
  67. LUIS FELIPE SANDOVAL……CLEMSON………………………….CM…………………………(BIO) %
  68. JOJEA KWIZERA…………………UTAH VALLEY………………….W…………………………..(BIO)
  69. TSIKI NTSABELENG……………OREGON STATE………………W…………………………..(BIO) %
  70. TIL ZINNHARDT…………………..TULSA………………………………..CB………………………….(BIO) %
  71. CARSON VOM STEEG………..UCSB……………………………………CB………………………….(BIO)
  72. IKE SWIGER………………………….WEST VIRGINIA………………RB………………………….(BIO)
  73. PRESTON POPP.……………………CHARLOTTE……………………Striker……………………(BIO) @
  74. CHRISTOPHER GREY………….CALIFORNIA…………………..LB…………………………..(BIO)
  75. MICHAEL KNAPP………………..MONTCLAIR STATE……..DM…………………………(BIO)
  76. CARTER PAYNE……………………MICHIGAN……………………….RB………………………….(BIO)
  77. CHARLES AUGUSTE……………CREIGHTON…………………….CM…………………………(BIO)
  78. DELASI BATSE……………………….UNC-CHARLOTTE…………RB………………………….(BIO)
  79. SETH KUHN…………………………..PENN STATE…………………….CM………………………..(BIO)
  80. IVY BRISMA…………………………..NORTH CAROLINA ST….W…………………………..(BIO)

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