Class of 2016 (High School Seniors)

October 28, 2015 - CSN's recruiting experts have analyzed the 2016 high school class in order to update their rankings of the top one-hundred sixty players in the class. The list of 2016 players and their rank order will adjusted periodically based on what transpires on the field of play and as information becomes available regarding verbal commitments.  Individuals who sign professional contracts will not be included in the rankings.  

The player rankings reflect a projection of the potential impact a player will have at the collegiate level.  While room for debate always exists in any type of ranking, and no one can totally predict what the future will hold, we are confident that the CSN recruiting experts player rankings will become a gold standard for information and analysis of recruits and in evaluating recruiting classes when the nation's top recruits announce where they will play soccer. 

The player rankings include the individual's club team, their home town, their position, and the college (if any) to which they have committed verbally. 

Rank Player Club Team Hometown Position School 
1 Cameron Lindley Chicago Fire Carmel, In.  Midfield North Carolina
2 Daniel Acosta Real Salt Lake Academy Salt Lake City, Ut. Defender UCLA
3 Matthew Olosunde New York Red Bulls Trenton, N.J.   Defender  
4 James Murphy PDA Scotch Plains, N.J. Midfield  
5 Mauricio Pineda Chicago Fire Bolingbrook, Il. Defender North Carolina 
6 Kevin Silva PDA Bethlehem, Pa.  Goalkeeper UCLA
7 Mckenzie Gaines Lonestar Academy Austin, Tx.  Forward UCLA
8 George Braima Columbus Crew Columbus, Oh.   Midfield Ohio State
9 Keegan Kelly Baltimore Celtic Baltimore, Md.  Midfield Maryland
10 Hugo Arellano Chivas USA Norwalk, Ca. Defender UCLA
11 Terrell Lowe Portland Timbers Hillsboro,Or.  Midfield Virginia
12 Weston McKennie FC Dallas    Plantation, Fl.  Defender  
13 Emmanuel Sabbi Chicago Magic Columbus, Oh.  Forward  Akron
14 Ethan Zubak LA Galaxy Corona, Ca. Forward New Mexico
15 Ivan Gutierrez  LA Galaxy Chicago, Il.  Forward UCLA
16 Tanner Dietrick Real Salt Lake Nashville, Tn.  Defender Clemson
17 Nathaniel Adamolekun Orlando City Academy Spicewood, Tx. Forward North Carolina
18 Thomas McCabe PDA  South Orange, N.J. Midfield  
19 Brian Zelaya De Anza Force San Mateo, Ca. Midfield Cal Poly
20 Elijah Rice Real Salt Lake HIghland Park, Il. Forward  
21 Pierre Da Silva Orlando City Acdemy Port Chester, N.Y. Forward   
22 Alex Vergara LA Galaxy Long Beach, Ca. Midfield  
23 Toshika Yasuda FC Dallas Las Cruces, N.M. Midfield SMU
24 Lucas Mendes DC United Arlington, Va.  Midfield Virginia
25 William Pulisic Richmond United Richmond, Va. Goalkeeper Duke
26 Auston Trusty Philadelphia Union Media, Pa. Defender North Carolina
27 Matthew Constant Dallas Texans Carrollton, Tx.  Defender New Mexico
28 David Burns San Juan, S.C. El Dorado Hills  Defender California
29 Jonathan Navarro De Anza Academy San Jose, Ca. Midfield  
30 Mutaya Mwagpe Chicago Magic Lusanka, Zambia  Midfield   
31 Kyle Gurrieri NJSA Totowa, N.J. Midfield Syracuse
32 Isaiah Young Philadelphia Union Berlin, N.J.  Midfield  
33 Juan Flores Houston Dynamo Houston, Tx. Forward  
34 Jack Skahan Philadelphia Union Downington, Pa. Midfield North Carolina
35 Jaret Townsend Real Colorado Denver, Co.  Defender Washington
36 Emmanuel Twumasi Beachside SC Accra, Ghana  Midfield Wake Forest
37 Reginald Cannon FC Dallas Dallas, Tx. Defender UCLA
38 Danny Griffin Oakwood Soccer Club West Hartford, Ct. Midfield Providence
39 Jesus Perez Chicago Fire Chicago, Il. Midfield Akron
40 Mason Stajduhar Clearwater Chargers Clearwater, Fl. Goalkeeper South Florida
41 Rahem Taylor-Parks Philadelphia Union Tampa, Fl. Forward Virginia 
42 Luke Prpa Chicago Magic Chicago, Il.  Midfield Marquette
43 Nikky Depoint Revolution Empire Rochester, N.Y. Defender Villanova
44 Trey Vinson DC United Manassas, Va.  Midfield UMBC
45 Donavan Pines DC United Clarksville, Md. Midfield Maryland
46 Alex Palazzolo St.Louis Gallagher St.Louis, Mo. Defender Indiana 
47 Miles Stray Real Salt Lake  Reyes, Ca. Defender Maryland
48 Collin Jouan DC United Catonsville, Md. Midfield  
49 Brian O'Hara  LA Galaxy Corona, Ca. Defender California 
50 Simon Lekressner Crossfire Academy Issaquah, Wa.  Forward California 
51 Kendal Stork Chicago Magic Chicago, Il. Midfield Maryland
52 Chaz Burnett PDA Glen Ridge, N.J. Forward  
53 Juan Riley Weston FC Weston, Fl. Midfield  
54 Nicholas Brown Baltimore Celtic Baltimore, Md. Forward Loyola
55 D.J. Williams Solar Academy Fort Worth, Tx. Forward SMU
56 Ronaldo Escudero Pateadores Piacentia, Ca. Midfield  
57 Luke Haakenson Shattuck St. Mary Maple Grove, Mn. Defender Creighton
58 Donald Mason Capital Area Railhawks Raleigh, N.C.  Defender  North Carolina
59 Brandon Monteon Nomads La Jolla  Forward  
60 Blake Bodily Portland Timbers Portlandk,Or.  Midfield Washington 
61 Andrew Romig Richmond United Richmond, Va. Goalkeeper North Carolina
62 Athanasios Scheidt PDA Wall, N.J.  Midfield Rutgers
63 Edwin Munjoma FC Dallas Dallas, Tx. Defender SMU
64 Dominic Dunkin Baltimore Celtic Baltimore, Md. Midfield Loyola
65 Alex Ramos LA Galaxy Los Angeles, Ca. Defender  
66 Francisco Conteras Bethesda-Olney Bethesda, Md. Midfield Loyola
67 Michael Ille Concorde Fire Atlanta, Ga.  Forward  
68 Marc Joshua Juventus Redwood City, Ca. Defender Stanford
69 John Antunes New York Red Bull Fairfield, N.J. Forward Monmouth
70 Fuki Goto Solar  Allen, Tx. Midfield Colgate
71 Brian Saramago New York Red Bull New Hyde Park, N.Y. Forward Loyola
72 Harrison Kurtz Seattle Sounders Seattle, Wa. Midfield Clemson
73 Musa Morris CCV Stars Phoenix, Az.  Forward Portland 
74 Cristian Martinez NJCSA Mine Hill, N.J. Defender  
75 Matheus Martins Silva Montverde Academy  Montverde, Fl.   Defender Saint Louis
76 Damien Hernandez FC Dallas Dallas, Tx. Midfield  
77 Nicholas Hinds Kendall Plantation, Fl.  Defender North Carolina
78 Emmanuel Perez  Sunrise Elite Dallas, Tx.  Midfield  
79 Chris Mikus Georgia United Atlanta, Ga. Midfield Memphis
80 Leonardo Noves Montverde Academy Montverde, Fl. Forward  
81 Jeremy Kelly Capital City Railhawks Chapel Hill, N.C. Midfield North Carolina 
82 Javier Cortez Pateadores La Jolla, Ca. Midfield  
83 Andres Jimenez De Anza Force Gilroy, Ca. Forward  
84 Alex Ofeimu Vardar West Bloomfield, Mi. Defender Oakland 
85 Kyle Perno New York Red Bull New Hyde Park, N.Y.  Defender UC Santa Barbara
86 Charles Pulliam Baltimore Celtic Baltimore, Md.  Forward UMBC
87 Tunde Akinlosotu Baltimore Celtic Baltimore, Md. Midfield George Mason
88 Giuseppe Barone Michigan Wolves Grand Rapids, Mi. Forward Michigan State
89 Ben Hale FC Dallas Dallas, Tx. Goalkeeper Furman
90 Barry Sharif Albertson Academy  Jericho, N.Y. Forward  
91 Tunde Akinlosotu Baltimore Celtic Baltimore, Md. Midfield Wake Forest
92 Spencer Glass Indiana Fire Academy Fort Wayne, In. Defender Indiana 
93 Michael Wetunga Vadar Rochester Hills, Mi. Defender  Michigan State
94 Jack Holland OP Eagles Columbus, Oh. Midfield Ohio State
95 Suniel Veerakone Michigan Wolves Caledonia, Mi. Midfield Duke
96 Ifunanyachi Achara  Chicago Magic Chicago, Il. Forward Georgetown 
97 Daniel Laranetto BSC Academy Bridgewater, Ct. Midfield Columbia
98 William Sinibaldi New England Revolution Foxboro, Ma. Midfield  
99 Elviribisevic Johnston Urbandale SC Urbandale, Ia. Forward Nebraska-Omaha
100 Daniel Amo Salisbury School Salisbury, Ct. Midfield UC Santa Barbara
101 Giovanni Montesdeoca FC Dallas Dallas, Tx. Forward North Carolina
102 Ben Espinal  Chargers Academy Palmetto, Fl. Midfield South Florida
103 Robert Castellanos Nomads La Jolla, Ca. Defender  
104 Connor Brazil Crew Wolves Chesterfield, Mi.   Midfield Louisville
105 Mason Deeds New York Red Bull Topton, N.J. Defender Georgetown
106 Angel Farias De Anza Academy San Jose, Ca. Defender  
107 Charlie Caswell Colorado Rush Lakewood, Co. Midfield Davidson
108 Clayton Pearson St. Louis Scott Gallagher St. Louis, Mo. Forward  
109 Colby Agu Capital City Railhawks Cary, N.C. Forward Duke
110 Joshua Goldstein NJSA   Forward Virginia
111 Michael Desheilds Baltimore Celtic Baltimore, Md. Midfield Wake Forest
112 Dante Greer  Everton FC Fairlawn, N.J. Forward Fordham
113 Andrew Verdi Philadelphia Union Ivyland, Pa.  Goalkeeper Michigan 
114 Chairat Puengrod  Santa Barbara SC Santa Barbara, Ca. Midfield Loyola-Marymount
115 Dylan Neilis  BW Gottchee Massapequa, N.Y. Midfield Georgetown
116 Victor Villagomez St. Benedicts Newark, N.J. Midfield  
117 Tanner Dogan St. Louis Scott Gallagher St. Louis, Mo.  Midfield Harvard
118 Noah Bushey Colorado Rush Littleton, Co. Midfield New Mexico 
119 Sahid Conteh Santa Barbara SC  Santa Barbara,Ca. Forward  
120 Michael Primlott Michigan Wolves Farmington Hills, Mi. Defender Michigan State
121 Miles Robinson DC United Woodbridge, Va. Midfield Syracuse
122 Kotaro Umeda  Internationals  Cleveland, Oh.  Midfield Louisville
123 Phillip Goodrum Carolina Rapids Charlotte, N.C. Midfield UNCW
124 Alexis Dias Fullerton FC Fullerton, Ca. Forward  
125 Juan Ramirez Bethesda-Olney Bethesda, Md. Midfield  
126 Nico Petridis  BSC Academy Norwalk, Ct.  Defender Connecticut
127 Noahh Thomas Concorde Fire Atlanta, Ga. Forward  
128 Caleb Yu World Class FC Wayne, Pa.  Defender Maryland
129 Connor McGlynn BW Gottschee Brianwood, N.Y. Midfield Siena College
130 Brandon Sanchez Santa Barbara FC Santa Barbara, Ca. Midfield Loyola-Marymount
131 Jose Benavides Portland Timbers Portland, Or. Midfield Loyola-Marymount 
132 Jared Gilbey New York Red Bulls  N.J.  Midfield  
133 Matthew Swain BW Gottschee Brianwood, N.Y. Midfield  
134 Harry Adanuty Capital Area Railhawks Cary, N.C. Midfield  
135 Andree Costa Kendal Miami, Fl. Midfield Army
136 Grant Hollkamp Indiana United Borden, In. Midfield  
137 Aramis Kouzine PA Classic Bryn Mawr, Pa. Forward Penn
138 Donald Emerson Sunrise Elite  Bend, Or. Forward  
139 Ignacio Poplawski Sunrise Elite Boca Raton, Fl. Midfield  
140 Sean Teixera New York Red Bull Trumbull, Ct.  Defender Villanova
141 Keyarash Namjoupanah Shattuck St. Mary's Fairbauld, Mn. Defender Kentucky
142 Alexis Dionicio San Juan SC San Juan, Ca. Midfield  
143 Luis Carbajal Real So Cal Ojai, Ca.   CSUN 
144 George Korpontinos De Anza Force Los Altos, Ca.  Forward  
145 Julian Hall Clearwater Chargers Tampa, Fl. MIdfield  
146 Grant Robinson Baltimore Celtic Baltimore, Md. Midfield George Mason
147 Kedrian Ramos  La Galaxy Los Andeles, Ca. Midfield  
148 Milik Key FC Dallas Dallas, Tx. Midfield  
149 Brandon Bartel Orlando City Orlando, Fl. Midfield Penn 
150 Eric Illoski San Diego Surf Academy San Diego, Ca. Midfield  
151 Christian Gutierrez Arsenal  Murrieta, Ca.  Forward UC Irvine
152 Zachary El-Shafei Shattuck St. Mary's  Fairbault, Mn.   Midfield  
153 Sean Gouveia Scott Gallagher  St. Louis, Mo.  Forward Memphis
154 Ned Morrissett Charlotte Academy Charlotte, N.C. Midfield Davidson
155 Sebastian des Pres Del Mar Carmel Valley Sharks  Carmel Valley, Ca.  Midfield UC Santa Barbara
156 Camden Harrison Capital City Railhawks Apex, N.C. Defender  
157 Ryan Mingachos New York Red Bulls Danbury, Ct.  Midfield  
158 Conor Sloan South Carolina Battery Charleston, S.C. Forward Furman
159 Alejandro Lara Arsenal Murrieta, Ca. Defender  
160 Thomas Dennis Orlando City Orlando, Fl. Defender