24 Under 24 - 2014 Rankings

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.