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Jones, McKenzie rankings revealed in MLS 22 under 22

Top 10 will be unveiled tomorrow

MLS: Philadelphia Union at Columbus Crew SC Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Soccer unveiled the first 12 players of its annual 22 Under 22 on Wednesday, starting with Derrick Jones at 22 and Mark McKenzie at 21.

The league previously released annual 24 Under 24 rankings for eight seasons, but has gone younger for this year’s edition, as voted on by an expert panel.

The panel includes 19 individuals:

-Four anonymous technical staffers
-Ten members of the MLS Digital team (Matt Doyle, Sam Stejskal, Bobby Warshaw and Andrew Wiebe among others)
-Five soccer media members across North America, including Marcelo Balboa (Univision), Doug McIntyre (Yahoo Sports), Alexi Lalas (FOX Sports), Paul Tenorio (The Athletic) and Will Parchman (The Athletic)

The final 10 players will be announced tomorrow.

The Union didn’t have any players on the 2017 24 Under 24 list. Keegan Rosenberry (No. 6 in 2016), Amobi Okugo (No. 13 in 2014, No. 8 in 2013), Jack McInerney (No. 4 in 2013, No. 23 in 2011), Sheanon Williams (No. 18 in 2012), Freddy Adu (No. 19 in 2012, No. 6 in 2011), Danny Mwanga (No. 9 in 2011), Roger Torres (No. 22 in 2011) are previous Union players to be recognized.

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