MLS is stocked full of young, developing talent. Here are the top 25 players aged under 25 currently in the league. We continue with numbers 15 – 11.
The third edition of the top 25 players under 25 in MLS is full of playmakers and goalscorers. Scoring and assisting are key attributes in this next list of players. The lone defender in this set of five players is quickly becoming a key piece for his club team and for his country as well.
Here’s who made the list for spots 15-11.
15. Juan Agudelo (F) – New England Revolution (25)
Despite facing a tougher year this season, Juan Agudelo is still regarded as one of the top strikers in the league. The 25-year-old has earned a few U.S. Men’s National Team call-ups over the course of the year and will be looking to regain his form next season.
14. Daniel Salloi (F) – Sporting Kansas City (22)
At 22, Daniel Salloi has established himself as one of the top young attackers in MLS. The Hungarian born star has proven to be a key component for Sporting Kansas City during this campaign. With nine goals and seven assists, Salloi will have to carry his form over into the postseason if SKC hopes to reach an MLS Cup final. The coming playoffs could be a huge platform for Salloi to further display his skill.
13. Aaron Long (D) – New York Red Bulls (25 – Turned 26 in October)
Over the past two seasons, Aaron Long has emerged as a top defender in MLS. Making over 60 league appearances, Long has caught the eye of the USMNT coaching staff and continues to rise up as a top prospect in the national team pool of players. With plenty of years ahead in his career, Long could become the next Matt Miazga as Europe may be a future destination in his career.
12. Julian Gressel (M) – Atlanta United (24)
It’s been another terrific year for Julian Gressel in 2018. After earning Rookie of the Year honors in 2017, the midfielder has picked up right where he left off with 14 assists in 31 matches for Atlanta United. At 24, Gressel is already a top midfielder in MLS and his ability to find the final ball needed to produce goals is top class.
A big part of Real Salt Lake’s success this season has come as the result of Albert Rusnak’s terrific play. The midfielder has scored 10 goals and added seven assists to mark a successful second season in MLS. A number of call-ups to the Slovakian national team have come as the result of another successful campaign in Utah. Offensively, Rusnak is one of the best in his age group in the league.