Bleacher Report's soccer staff is already hard at work looking ahead to 2016 and on Thursday named the "100 players to watch in world football in 2016." On the list are six MLS players and one who many are hoping becomes an MLSer in the near future.
The list of players topped by FC Barcelona's Neymar was ranked "based on how compelling [a player's] storyline is" heading into 2016 and Columbus Crew SC midfielder Wil Trapp finished as the highest ranked MLSer at No. 43.
Trapp led an MLS contingent that featured New York Red Bulls left back Kemar Lawrence (No. 45), his RBNY teammate Matt Miazga (No. 47), reigning MVP Sebastian Giovinco (No. 71), up-and-coming NYCFC star Kwadwo Poku (No. 90) and Portland Timbers right back Alvas Powell (No. 98).
Coming in at No. 32 was USMNT forward Jordan Morris, who recently starred in Stanford's run to an NCAA College Cup championship. Seattle Sounders supporters are awaiting with baited breath to learn whether Morris will go pro with the club where he played his academy soccer.
Also of interest to USMNT fans is the fact that Molde FK goalkeeper Ethan Horvath made the cut at No. 50. It remains to be seen whether 2016 will see Horvath emerge on the international scene on the heels of leading the Norwegian club to the Round of 32 of the Europa League where they will take on Spain's Sevilla beginning in February.