2013 "24 Under 24," presented by adidas

The 2013 "24 Under 24," presented by adidas, took place the week of September 16-20, 2013.

We introduced you to some of the more unknown talents on the list, delved into the role of lower league's in the development of MLS talent, the Young Designated Player rule, the best crops of 24 Under 24 since 1996 and, of course, went over all the so-called snubs. 

Players who are 23 years old and younger as of the final day of the 2013 MLS season – in this case, MLS Cup on Dec. 7 – were eligible for inclusion. Votes were collected from the MLSsoccer.com editorial staff and various American soccer media members.

The voting panelists rated players based on the following five criteria:

  • Technical (skills, dribbling, shooting, first touch, heading, etc.)
  • Tactical (positioning, reading game, soccer IQ, etc.)
  • Physical Attributes (speed, endurance, strength, vertical leap, etc.)
  • Personality (marketability, media savvy, quotability, charisma, intangibles, etc.)
  • Potential (upside, national team potential, potential future transfer value, etc.)


Rank Player Club
1 Darlington Nagbe Portland Timbers
2 Luis Gil Real Salt Lake
3 DeAndre Yedlin Seattle Sounders
4 Jack McInerney Philadelphia Union
5 Diego Fagundez New England Revolution
6 Juan Agudelo New England Revolution
7 Gyasi Zardes LA Galaxy
8 Amobi Okugo Philadelphia Union
9 Andrew Farrell New England Revolution
10 Russell Teibert Vancouver Whitecaps
11 Jose Villarreal LA Galaxy
12 Darren Mattocks Vancouver Whitecaps
13 Felipe Martins Montreal Impact
14 Oriol Rosell Sporting Kansas City
15 Fabian Castillo FC Dallas
16 Andrew Jean-Baptiste Portland Timbers
17 Gershon Koffie Vancouver Whitecaps
18 Bill Hamid D.C. United
19 Olmes Garcia Real Salt Lake
20 Deshorn Brown Colorado Rapids
21 Matias Laba Toronto FC
22 Perry Kitchen D.C. United
23 Dillon Powers Colorado Rapids
24 Jonathan Osorio Toronto FC