NEW YORK(October 12, 2021) – Major League Soccer’s best and brightest players under age 22 were revealed today, as 18-year-old forward Ricardo Pepi – an FC Dallas Academy product and breakout U.S. Men’s National team star – tops MLSsoccer.com’s annual 22 Under 22 presented by BODYARMOR rankings. The prestigious list of 22 young standouts includes 10 MLS
academy products and 10 players earning national team appearances, recognition that further highlights MLS’ increased focus to attract and develop young talent.
The list of players is voted on by an expert panel consisting of MLSsoccer.com editors, writers, analysts, MLS Player Department staff, and external media, who ranked their selections based on technical, tactical, physical and potential abilities.
To see the complete list of players and learn more about their standout performances, visit https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/2021-22-under-22-presented-by-bodyarmor.