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

HOW THE 2014 "24 UNDER 24" RANKING WAS DETERMINED

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, FoxSports.com, Goal.com, and, of course, the editorial staff at MLSsoccer.com.


A 50-player short list was selected by a preliminary panel of MLSsoccer.com 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.

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