College Players to Watch in 2015: Homegrowns

HomegrownsPlayers to Watch

MLS Academies are a supplier of some of the biggest talents coming into the college game (and lessening the importance of the SuperDraft). Here are some homegrown players to look out for this season. Note: I limited it to four players per team.

Chicago Fire
Joey Calistri, Forward, Northwestern
Grant Lillard, Defender, Indiana
Andrew Gutman, Defender, Indiana
Jeremiah Gutjahr, Midfielder, Indiana

Colorado Rapids
Andrew Epstein, Goalkeeper, Stanford
Kortne Ford, Defender, Denver
Ricardo Perez, Midfielder, Creighton
Quentin Pearson, Defender, Washington

Columbus Crew
Alex Crognale, Defender, Maryland
Andrew Souders, Defender, Akron
Kyle Culbertson, Midfielder, Ohio State
Ahinga Selemani, Forward, UC Santa Barbara

DC United
Ian Harkes, Midfielder, Wake Forest
Marcus Salandy-Defour, Defender, Virginia
Eryk Williamson, Forward, Maryland
Jorge Calix, Midfielder, Maryland

FC Dallas
Mark Ashby, Defender, Harvard
Aaron Guillen, Defender, Florida Gulf Coast
Patrick Khouri, Midfielder, New Mexico
Bobby Edet, Midfielder, Furman

Houston Dynamo
Elochukwu Ozumba, Forward, Northwestern
Bradley Bourgeois, Defender, Tulsa
Fernando Pina, Goalkeeper, Coastal Carolina

LA Galaxy
Brian Iloski, Midfielder, UCLA
Willie Raygoza, Midfielder, UCLA
Javan Torre, Defender, UCLA
Malcolm Jones, Defender, UCLA

Montreal Impact
Jason Beaulieu, Goalkeeper, New Mexico

New England Revolution
Dominik Machado, Midfielder, Providence
Austin Aviza, Goalkeeper, Syracuse
Mitchell Taintor, Midfielder/Defender, Rutgers
Christian Sady, Midfielder, Harvard

New York Red Bulls
Adam Najem, Midfielder, Akron
Derrick Etienne, Midfielder, Virginia
Mael Corboz, Midfielder, Maryland
Arun Basuljevic, Midfielder, Georgetown

Orlando City
Noah Franke, Midfielder, Creighton
Chandler Maynes, Defender, South Florida
Dennis Zapata, Forward, Florida Gulf Coast
Gorka Apperibay, Forward, UCF

Philadelphia Union
Keegan Rosenberry, Defender, Georgetown
Darius Madison, Forward, UMBC
Sebastian Elney, Forward, Maryland
Connor Maloney, Forward, Penn State

Portland Timbers
Anthony Macchione, Midfielder, Akron
Foster Langsdorf, Midfielder, Stanford
Niko de Vera, Defender, Akron
Sam Werner, Midfielder, Stanford

Real Salt Lake
Andrew Brody, Midfielder, Louisville
Corey Baird, Midfielder, Stanford
Diego Silva, Defender, Maryland
Jose Hernandez, Midfielder, UCLA

San Jose Earthquakes
Amir Bashti, Forward, Stanford
J.T. Marcinkowski, Goalkeeper, Georgetown
Joshua Morton, Defender, California
Kendall McIntosh, Goalkeeper, Santa Clara

Seattle Sounders
Jordan Morris, Forward, Stanford
Seyi Adekoya, Forward, UCLA
Henry Wingo, Midfielder, Washington
Sean Bowman, Forward, San Francisco

Sporting Kansas City
Joey Piatczyc, Midfielder, West Virginia
Zach Wright, Midfielder, North Carolina
Andy Lopez, Forward, North Carolina
Eric DeJulio, Defender, Creighton

Toronto FC
Daniel Jodah, Midfielder, Marshall
Sergio Camargo, Midfielder, Coastal Carolina
Kevon Black, Defender, Duke
Garrett Cyprus, Goalkeeper, VCU

Vancouver Whitecaps
Callum Irving, Goalkeeper, Kentucky
Brody Huitema, Forward, Duke
Nolan Wirth, Goalkeeper, Oregon State
Sean Melvin, Goalkeeper, UNC Wilmington

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