4. Jhon Durán (Chicago Fire)
Having been pushed through to the Envigado FC first team in February 2019, Durán scored his first goal for the club at 15 years and 261 days, the second-youngest goal-scorer in Colombian top-flight history.
Chicago Fire acquired the striker in 2021 and he finally arrived for this season being able to complete the move having turned 18 in December 2021.
Durán was able to break into senior football so young by being strong, powerful, and quick. There was never a chance for defenders to bully or intimidate the young player who has been able to lead the line in Colombia and MLS as a lone striker at times.
Chicago have struggled offensively this season and are the second-lowest scorers in MLS, with a lot of their focus being on the defensive side of the ball. Durán started the season more as a backup to experienced Designated Player Kacper Przybylko but has forced his way into a more regular starting spot in the second half of the season.
With his power and pace, he has caught teams on the break as well as being an aerial threat in the box. His all-around game is developing rapidly and he’s showing sky-high confidence and potential to be a leading striker in MLS, which will surely gain attention from European sides too.