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Comparisonator team analyzed the best U23 players in selected parameters in the United States MLS in 2023 season so far.

The Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States continues to showcase the prowess of young talents, and the Comparisonator platform has meticulously highlighted the standout U23 players across various parameters. These players have demonstrated exceptional skills and abilities that have caught the attention of both enthusiasts and experts in the field of football. In this overview, we delve into the profiles of these promising athletes who are making waves within their respective positions, emphasizing their contributions through data-driven analysis.

Our team of recruitment analysts dived into United States MLS current season, and listed top 5 leaders in each parameter category:

  • Key Passes by Midfielders
  • Progressive Runs by Wingers
  • Duels Won by Fullbacks
  • Shots on Target by Strikers
  • Clearances by Centre-Backs

Best U23 Players in the United States MLS in 5 Parameters

The best 5 players ranked in the selected parameters based on the matches played so far this season. These players ranked according to their per 90 min averages. In this analysis, the Comparisonator team used the Recruitment Shop feature of the Platform.

Please note that all numbers are per 90 min data from the 2022-23 Season So Far.


“Recruitment Shop” allows recruiters & scouts to search/list players with one click from any league and any position according to their performance (using artificially intelligent Comparisonator Performance index), height, age, passport country. Player actions can be filtered towards qualities searched for. Out of contract players can be found from more than 300.000 players within the database.

For example decision makers will can list all U21 best centre forwards (or any positions) in Croatia & Serbia (or from 275 competitions), add amount of goals, aerial duels won if looking for a target man from the filter section, or dribbles made if looking for forwards. Very simply detail the position to search to find suitable players.

These U23 players in the MLS are proving themselves as crucial assets to their teams, consistently shining in their respective roles and showcasing their potential for an even brighter future in the world of football.

Key Passes

In the realm of midfield playmaking, Thiago Almada takes the lead with an average of 1.09 key passes per 90 minutes. Santiago Rodriguez closely follows with 0.48 key passes, while Leon Flach and Noel Buck secure the third and fourth positions with 0.44 and 0.33 key passes respectively. Indiana Vassilev rounds up the group with an average of 0.31 key passes. These midfield maestros exhibit their vision and precision on the field, contributing significantly to their teams’ offensive strategies.

Progressive Runs

Among the dynamic wingers, Carlos Andres Gomez stands out with an impressive 3.48 progressive runs per 90 minutes. Leo Chu closely follows with 3.04, while Facundo Torres, Stipe Buik, and Alan Velasco claim the subsequent positions with 2.99, 2.77, and 2.73 progressive runs respectively. These dynamic players bring a thrilling mix of speed and technique to their teams’ attacking maneuvers, consistently driving forward with the ball at their feet.

Duels Won

In the realm of defensive prowess, Cameron Harper takes the lead among U23 fullbacks with an impressive 10.11 duels won per 90 minutes. Nathan Harriel closely trails with 10.04 duels, followed by Kobe Franklin, Juan David Mosquera, and Jaylin Lindsey with 8.88, 8.82, and 8.46 duels won respectively. These fullbacks showcase their tenacity and determination in both defensive challenges and building attacks from the back.

Shots on Target

Among the striking talents, Julian Carranza takes the lead with an average of 1.25 shots on target per 90 minutes. Leonardo Campana and Jesus Ferreira follow closely with 0.99 and 0.96 shots on target, while Chinonso Offor and Elias Manoel complete the list with 0.83 and 0.78 shots on target respectively. These Centre Forwards display their goal-scoring instincts and prowess in finding the target, putting opposing defenses to the test.


In the defensive line, Micael leads the way among U23 centre-backs with an average of 4.37 clearances per 90 minutes. Yerson Mosquera follows closely with 4.29 clearances, while Adilson Malanda, Ethan Bartlow, and Jalen Neal secure the subsequent positions with 3.26, 2.87, and 2.74 clearances respectively. These Centre Backs exhibit their reliability in thwarting opposition attacks and maintaining defensive solidity.

Selected via Comparisonator machine learning index.
Data Comparisons provided by Comparisonator is for educational purposes only and not intended to be monetized.

Kemal Taş

Football enthusiast and editor @ Comparisonator.