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The MLS Next Cup 2024 event showcased the brightest young talents from across North America, providing a platform for players to demonstrate their skills and potential against top-tier competition. After meticulously evaluating their performances, we have compiled our Top 10 Canadian MLS Next Academy Player Rankings. These rankings reflect not only individual excellence but also the players’ ability to influence the game, adapt to high-pressure situations, and exhibit tactical intelligence. Our selections highlight the emerging stars poised to make significant impacts in the future of Canadian soccer, representing a promising new generation of athletes ready to ascend to the professional ranks.


  1. Marius Aiyenero – LA FC (FWD) 
  2. Sergei Kozlovskiy – CF Montreal (DEF)
  3. Isaac Tortolla – Columbus Crew (MID) 
  4. Richard Chukwu – Toronto FC (LB) 
  5. Aghilas Sadek – CF Montreal (MID) 
  6. Johnny Selemani – Whitecaps FC (FWD) 
  7. Dylan Judelson – Orlando City FC (MID) 
  8. Elijah Roche – Toronto FC (CB) 
  9. Owen Graham-Roche – CF Montreal (ST) 
  10. Timothy Fortier – Toronto FC (MID)
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