2011 MLS Draft: SBI’s Positional Rankings


The 2011 MLS Draft is set to kick off shortly and if you were wondering who the best players available were at each position, let us give you a guide.

Here is a rundown of the top players available by position. We'll be tweaking the board as we get closer to the start of the draft, but be sure to make this your place to see who is available.

Here are the top players, according to SBI, in the 2011 MLS Draft By Position:

SBI MLS Draft Positional Rankings


Darlington Nagbe

Will Bruin

Corey Hertzog

Omar Salgado

Justin Meram

Jason Herrick

C.J. Sapong


Michael Nanchoff

Joao Plata

Levi Houapeu

Efrain Burgos


Ashley McIness

Ryan Kinne

Hector Jimenez


Anthony Ampaipitakwong

Michael Farfan

Paulo Cardozo

Ernesto Carranza


Cole Grossman

Steven McCarthy

John Rooney

Daniel Keat

Jeb Brovsky

Matt Gold

Dustin McCarty

Steven Beattie

Lebo Pila


Michael Tetteh

J.T. Murray

Greg King

Chris Taylor


Zarek Valentin

Kofi Sarkodie

Eddie Ababio

Demitrius Omphroy

Bilal Duckett

Colin Givens

Jon Okafor


Perry Kitchen

Jalil Anibaba

A.J. Soares

Bobby Warshaw

Rich Balchan

Michael Boxall


Zac McMath

Jeff Attinella

Diego Restrepo

Joe Willis

Bryan Meredith

Josh Ford

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10 Responses to 2011 MLS Draft: SBI’s Positional Rankings

  1. g-loff says:

    It would be awesome to see a breakdown of most MLS-ready and most upside/projects. I’m sure you can whip that together in the 30 seconds or so of spare time you have today :)

  2. Alex says:

    Steven Beattie scored 77 goals in 90 career college matches as a Forward and you have him listed as a defensive midfielder??? c’mon Ives you’re better than that.

  3. Tweaves says:

    Thanks Ives, this is extremely helpful!

  4. Jason says:

    Any links to watch the draft online (besides espn3)?

  5. The King of Norway says:

    Rounds 2 and 3 will be on MLSsoccer.com.

  6. jonk says:

    He has him listed as defensive slash central midfielder, which might just mean MLS coaches project him being a central or utility (but not #10 type) midfielder at the next level. Or Ives got it mixed up.

  7. Jason says:

    Anything on round 1?

  8. Shmenge says:

    Ives, didn’t your mock draft have Estupinan going in the first round?

    He’s not on your forwards list at the moment.

  9. CILII_blog says:

    Good luck to Steven Beattie. We will miss him at NKU.

  10. Tim F. says:


    What about Victor Estupinan and Leone Cruz?