24 Under 24 - 2011 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

HOW THE 2011 "24 UNDER 24" RANKING WAS DETERMINED

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.