9. Daniel Edelman (New York Red Bulls)
The New York Red Bulls have had continued success in qualifying for the playoffs in MLS, not missing out since 2009. A big part of the philosophy that has helped them continue this streak is the continual introduction of academy players into the first team.
Daniel Edelman is yet another who is making a big impression in the early stages of his senior career. The central midfielder made his debut in MLS this season and is part of a team who presses relentlessly and works incredibly hard off the ball.
The New Jersey native is another who was part of the USA U20 success this year and captained the side in three of their U20 Championship games.
He is not a big, physically imposing midfielder, but is a hard worker who competes well and reads the game intelligently to make interceptions and start attacking transitions. His movement up the pitch in possession has seen him arrive late in the box and he has one goal to his name so far this season.
As an athletic and mature midfielder, Edelman is showing huge signs of potential within a strong MLS side. Club and International teammate Caden Clark made the move to RB Leipzig while staying with New York till the end of the season on loan. Edelman could be another to soon make the jump across to one of the Red Bull European sides with the way he has stepped into MLS so comfortably.