DeAndre Yedlin - Seattle Sounders
  1. DeAndre Yedlin - Seattle Sounders
  2. Erick "Cubo" Torres - Chivas USA
  3. Fabian Castillo - FC Dallas
  4. Gyasi Zardes - LA Galaxy
  5. Diego Fagundez - New England Revolution
  6. Mauro Diaz - FC Dallas
  7. Joao Plata - Real Salt Lake
  8. Luis Gil - Real Salt Lake
  9. Wil Trapp - Columbus Crew
  10. Bill Hamid - D.C. United
  11. Dillon Powers - Colorado Rapids
  12. Kekuta Manneh - Vancouver Whitecaps
  13. Amobi Okugo - Philadelphia Union
  14. Andrew Farrell - New England Revolution
  15. Matias Laba - Vancouver Whitecaps
  16. Kelyn Rowe - New England Revolution
  17. Harry Shipp - Chicago Fire
  18. Perry Kitchen - D.C. United
  19. Shane O'Neill - Colorado Rapids
  20. Deshorn Brown - Colorado Rapids
  21. Olmes Garcia - Real Salt Lake
  22. Gershon Koffie - Vancouver Whitecaps
  23. Tesho Akindele - FC Dallas
  24. Russell Teibert - Vancouver Whitecaps


The rankings this year, as in past years, are determined by a panel of soccer media members across the US and Canada who regularly cover MLS, including from ESPN, TSN, RDS, Sports Illustrated,,, and, of course, the editorial staff at

A 50-player short list was selected by a preliminary panel of editors and external constituents, and then the larger panel rated the 50 players based on the following criteria:

  • Technical (skills, dribbling, shooting, first touch, heading, etc.)
  • Soccer IQ (positioning, reading game, situational understanding, tactical awareness, etc.)
  • Physical Attributes (speed, endurance, strength, vertical leap, etc.)
  • Personality (attitude, marketability, media savviness, charisma, intangibles, etc.)
  • Potential (improvability, ceiling, national team potential, potential future transfer value, etc.)
  • The votes were tabulated to establish the final 24 players.

The cut-off date for eligibility for this year's was October 26, the final day of the 2014 MLS regular season.