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SBI MLS Draft Big Board (Version 1.0)

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The 2022 Major League Soccer Draft is fast approaching, and the league’s announcement of a sizeable Generation adidas class has helped boost the options available when Charlotte FC kicks off the proceedings on Tuesday.

This year’s MLS Draft lacks any immediate impact players, no players expected to be able to step in right away and be a top-tier talent, 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.

Goalkeeper and centerback are two positions where there is talent in abundance, and teams looking for depth in those areas will be happy with the options available.

For those who are new to SBI, we have been covering the MLS Draft for the past 15 years, and every year we publish a Big Board and Mock Draft, which we update right up until the draft. The Big Board is meant to be a ranking of talent based on how they are being valued around the league.

This initial Big Board will be updated on Monday, as we continue to gather insight and information from sources both around MLS and in college soccer as we look to give you the best ranking of MLS Draft talent you can find anywhere.

Look out for an SBI MLS Mock Draft later on Friday, as we prepare to drop a full MLS Draft Preview package on Monday with final Big Board, Mock Draft and Positional Rankings.

Here is the first SBI 2022 MLS Draft Big Board:


SBI MLS Draft Big Board (Version 1.0)


(* – Generation Adidas

  1. * KIP KELLER SAINT LOUIS Centerback
  2. * ROMAN CELENTANO INDIANA Goalkeeper
  3. * BEN BENDER MARYLAND Midfielder
  4. * ISAIAH PARKER SAINT LOUIS Left Winger
  5. * OUSSENI BOUDA STANFORD Winger
  6. * PATRICK SCHULTE SAINT LOUIS Goalkeeper
  7. * ERIK CENTENO PACIFIC Midfielder
  8. KYLE HOLCOMB WAKE FOREST Striker
  9. IAN MURPHY DUKE Left Centerback
  10. AHMED LONGMIRE UCLA Centerback
  11. ANTHONY MARKANICH NORTHERN ILLINOIS Left Back
  12. SIMON BECHER SAINT LOUIS Striker
  13. JUSTIN RASMUSSEN GRAND CANYON Left Back/Centerback
  14. JACK LYNN NOTRE DAME Striker
  15. JASPER LOEFFELSAND PITTSBURGH Right Back
  16. *THORLEIFUR ULFARSSON DUKE Forward
  17. KINGSFORD ADJEI DAYTON Winger
  18. FARAI MUTATU MICHIGAN STATE Forward
  19. MATTHEW NOCITA NAVY Centerback
  20. CHARLIE OSTREM WASHINGTON Left Back
  21. SOFIANNE DJEFFAL OREGON STATE Attacking Midfielder
  22. MILO YOSEF MARSHALL Winger
  23. VITOR DIAS MARSHALL Central Midfielder
  24. TANI OLUWANSEYI ST. JOHN’S Forward
  25. ESAI EASLEY GRAND CANYON Centerback
  26. KENDALL BURKS WASHINGTON Centerback
  27. OSKAR AGREN CLEMSON Centerback
  28. ALEC SMIR NORTH CAROLINA Goalkeeper
  29. PAULO LIMA PROVIDENCE Central Midfielder
  30. CARLO RITACCIO AKRON Centerback
  31. MARC YBARRA MICHIGAN Defensive Midfielder
  32. LUCAS MEEK WASHINGTON Winger
  33. MOHAMED OMAR NOTRE DAME Central Midfielder
  34. NATHAN DOS SANTOS MARSHALL Centerback
  35. JACOB ERLANDSON BOWLING GREEN Centerback
  36. NICK MARKANICH NORTHERN ILLINOIS Attacking Midfielder
  37. LUKA GAVRAN ST. JOHN’S Goalkeeper
  38. RYAN SAILOR WASHINGTON Centerback
  39. GIANNIS NIKOPOLIDIS GEORGETOWN Goalkeeper
  40. O’VANTE MULLINGS FLORIDA GULF COAST Forward
  41. GIOVANNI AGUILAR CAL-NORTHRIDGE Central Midfielder
  42. PHILLIP QUINTON NOTRE DAME Centerback
  43. SIVERT HAUGLI VIRGINIA TECH Centerback
  44. YANIS LEERMAN CENTRAL FLORIDA Centerback
  45. ANDREW AKINDELE WISCONSIN Central Midfielder
  46. ACHILLE ROBIN WASHINGTON Centerback
  47. DANIEL EVANS KENTUCKY Forward
  48. PEDRO FONSECA LOUISVILLE Attacking Midfielder
  49. BRETT ST. MARTIN MARYLAND Right Back
  50. JAN HOFFELNER KENTUCKY Goalkeeper
  51. SKAGE SIMONSON SMU Central Midfielder
  52. DAVID GARCIA FLORIDA INTERN. Central Defender
  53. GEORGE MARKS CLEMSON Goalkeeper
  54. HAJI ABDIKADIR LOUISVILLE Midfielder
  55. RESHAUN WALKES RIO GRANDE VALLEY Forward
  56. CABREL HAPPI-KAMSEU VIRGINIA Forward
  57. ARTURO ORDONEZ PITTSBURGH Centerback
  58. TRISTAN TRAGER AIR FORCE Air Force
  59. LAUKOA SANTOS SAN DIEGO STATE Right Back
  60. LUIS FELIPE SANDOVAL CLEMSON Central Midfielder

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