24 Under 24: We polled a MLS head coach, technical director and scout – Who made their lists?
We've spent the past five days counting down Major League Soccer's best young talent, and while 24 Under 24 and 2013 No. 1 Darlington Nagbe reflect the ballots collected, they certainly aren't unanimous choices.
Not among the voters. Not among fans. Not among the coaches, technical directors and scouts that make talent evaluation their livelihood.
With that in mind, MLSsoccer.com decided to give the latter group an opportunity to put their own lists in the public sphere by anonymously polling an MLS head coach, technical director and scout. Their respective lists are below.
Let us know what you think of each list in the comment section below. Who got it right? Which list do you think has the most talent?
|Head Coach||Technical Director||Scout|
|1||Erick Torres||Kellyn Acosta||Darlington Nagbe|
|2||Gyasi Zardes||Fabian Castillo||Olmes Garcia|
|3||DeAndre Yedlin||Mauro Diaz||DeAndre Yedlin|
|4||Dillon Powers||Diego Fagundez||Joao Plata|
|5||Kelyn Rowe||DeAndre Yedlin||Luis Gil|
|6||Darlington Nagbe||Juan Agudelo||Juan Agudelo|
|7||Jack McInerney||Darlington Nagbe||Andrew Farrell|
|8||Darren Mattocks||Olmes Garcia||Deshorn Brown|
|9||Shane O'Neill||Matt Hedges||Dillon Powers|
|10||Felipe Martins||Dillon Powers||Carlos Salcedo|
|11||Kekuta Manneh||Gyasi Zardes||Mauro Diaz|
|12||Matias Laba||Luis Gil||Kellyn Acosta|
|13||Gershon Koffie||Richard Sanchez||Gershon Koffie|
|14||Chris Klute||Andrew Jean-Baptiste||Kelyn Rowe|
|15||Luis Gil||Matias Laba||Jose Villarreal|
|16||Olmes Garcia||Gale Agbossoumonde||Perry Kitchen|
|17||Andrew Farrell||Kekuta Manneh||Darren Mattocks|
|18||Diego Fagundez||Jack McInerney||Gyasi Zardes|
|19||Fabian Castillo||Jose Adolfo Valencia||Diego Fagundez|
|20||Deshorn Brown||Perry Kitchen||Shane O'Neill|
|21||Juan Agudelo||Chris Klute||Russell Teibert|
|22||Jose Adolfo Valencia||Deshorn Brown||Oriol Rosell|
|23||Soony Saad||Zac MacMath||Alvas Powell|
|24||Kellyn Acosta||Bill Hamid||Richard Sanchez|