Top 7 MLS SuperDraft Prospects

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With the 2021 Major League Soccer season in the books, the 2022 MLS SuperDraft is fast approaching.

With less than a week left until the event, these are the best players to keep an eye on at the top of the first round, as MLS newcomers Charlotte FC will make the first overall selection.

Could not have asked for a better time for Philip Quinton to score the 1st goal of his career!

Listen to ACCNX to watch the OT session. # GoIrish☘️ pic.twitter.com/2bxdcIVcDS

– Notre Dame men’s soccer (@NDMenSoccer) September 25, 2021

Notre Dame’s team captain helped his team reach the College Cup semifinals and win the ACC tournament. Quinton was in top form during the postseason and was named the Top Drawer Soccer Postseason Best XI First Team during a massive tournament run for the Irish. The 6’6 “Portland native is one of the biggest players in the Draft and would immediately contribute to any MLS defense.

2022 MLS Superdraft Spotlight: @ZipsMSoc Winger, Diogo Pacheco (@ DiPacheco7)

The left-footed Portuguese winger won the first team all MAC awards with 7g / 7a 2021

He is technical / creative on the ball, serves in a fantastic ball and has the playing ability ready for MLS pic.twitter.com/S2rApedl0M

– MLS Gone Wild ⭐️⭐️ (@MLSGoneWild) January 3, 2022

One of the more experienced players in the Draft, the red shirt from Portugal, was a standout in Zips attack during his career. The international had seven goals and seven assists in 2021, including an eight-shot performance against Georgia State. While he would take an international place, Pachecho would be an experienced addition on any side, as he can use his left foot to create in almost any situation.

Another look at the goal from Isaiah Parker from plan level? pic.twitter.com/5qSGXMaekT

– SLU Football men (@SLUMensSoccer) 17 October 2021

The other Billiken on this list, Parker was the offensive star of the team while Keller manned the defense. The native of Gurnee, Illnois, was one of the best real freshmen in the country in 2021, where he was named the Top Drawer Soccer first team Freshman Best XI team. Parker scored three goals and seven assists in 21 games last season, which helped Billikens win Atlantic 10. One of the younger players in SuperDraft, Parker is a player to keep an eye on.

UC Santa Barbara v Wake Forest / Andy Mead / ISI Photos / GettyImages

The native Californian enjoyed a considerable collegial career in the ACC with the Demon Deacons, named the 2021 United Soccer Coaches Second-Team All-American and finished near the top in program history in several statistical categories. Wake Forest reached the College Cup during each of Holcomb’s seasons with the program, a reliable and technical goal scorer that the team relied on for four years.

Stanford v Georgetown / Andy Mead / ISI Photos / GettyImages

A star since high school, Bouda has been out 2020-21 due to the covid-19 pandemic, but returned to the field in Palo Alto for his junior year. The Burkina Faso native received awards as a beginner in 2019 and was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, as well as Top Drawer Soccer Best XI Freshman First Team and Pac-12 Best XI. Bouda scored five goals and nine assists for the 2021 Cardinal.

Indiana University’s Roman Celentano (1) celebrates with … / SOPA Images / GettyImages

Celentano was the most trusted goalkeeper in college football during his three years with the Hoosiers, and became the first player in Big Ten’s history to be named goalkeeper of the year at the conference twice. Celentano helped the Hoosiers reach the College Cup final in the 2020-21 season, and was named the Top Drawer Soccer Best XI first team in both its second and junior seasons. The native of Naperville, Illinois, is an impenetrable goalkeeper and made one of the most productive games you will ever see in the 2021 Big Ten Tournament, saving four shots in a row in overtime.

23 ‘| SLU 1, MURARE 0 | GOAL #CARRIBLE!

Kipp Keller joins John Klein’s corner to give #Billikens the lead with 1-0. pic.twitter.com/bAoG8Onh8Y

– SLU Football men (@SLUMensSoccer) 26 September 2021

Keller, who is a defender who has improved during each of his three years with Billikens, has a chance to become the best player selected in the Draft. The SLU opponents received an average of only 9.2 shots and 2.6 corner kicks per game, as both the team and Keller took big leaps on the national stage in 2021. St. The Louis native is an active defender that all teams in the league can use.

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