24 Under 24

2011 24 Under 24 Rankings

Brek Shea - FC Dallas
  1. Brek Shea - FC Dallas
  2. Juan Agudelo - New York Red Bulls
  3. Andy Najar - D.C. United
  4. Steve Zakuani - Seattle Sounders
  5. Teal Bunbury - Sporting Kansas City
  6. Freddy Adu - Philadelphia Union
  7. Fabian Castillo - FC Dallas
  8. Omar Gonzalez - LA Galaxy
  9. Danny Mwanga - Philadelphia Union
  10. Darlington Nagbe - Portland Timbers
  11. Luis Gil - Real Salt Lake
  12. Bill Hamid - D.C. United
  13. Camilo Sanvezzo - Vancouver Whitecaps
  14. Juninho - LA Galaxy
  15. C.J. Sapong - Sporting Kansas City
  16. Sean Johnson - Chicago Fire
  17. Perry Kitchen - D.C. United
  18. Joao Plata - Toronto FC
  19. Omar Salgado - Vancouver Whitecaps
  20. Diego Fagundez - New England Revolution
  21. Simon Dawkins - San Jose Earthquakes
  22. Roger Torres - Philadelphia Union
  23. Jack McInerney - Philadelphia Union
  24. A.J. Soares - New England Revolution


MLSsoccer.com enlisted the help of nine of the most respected national soccer observers. Their votes were tallied along with those of the MLSsoccer.com editorial staff to establish the final rankings of this year’s edition of the 24 Under 24.

The 24 Under 24 panel: Jeff Carlisle (ESPN.com), Marc Connolly (ESPN), Steve Davis (SI.com), Brian Dunseth (FOX Soccer), Allen Hopkins (FOX Soccer), Alexi Lalas (ESPN), Kyle Martino (FOX Soccer), Taylor Twellman (ESPN), Grant Wahl (SI.com)

The Voting Process: Each member of the panel submitted his top 24 MLS players under the age of 24 based on grades in five categories:

  • current skill
  • upside potential
  • intangibles
  • Q-rating
  • future transfer value

Each player was then assigned a point total based on the final position on each panelist’s ballot. A player received 24 points for earning the top spot on a media member’s Top 24 list all the way down to a single point for the No. 24-ranked player. The totals for each of the 10 voters (including one vote for the MLSsoccer.com editiorial staff) were then added together to determine the players' final score and ranking.