TopDrawerSoccer.com released their Boys 2015 Top 150 Players to Watch on Wednesday, with Sporting Kansas City U16's defender Erik Palmer-Brown listed at #54 overall. The Lee's Summit High School freshman has started all 14 matches for the U16's in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy this season and his stellar play has earned him an invitation to train with the Sporting Kansas City senior team. In fact, he was on the bench for Sporting Kansas City's MLS Reserve League match against FC Dallas on Tuesday night at the Sporting Club Training Center in Swope Park. The national soccer site ranks him as the #2 player in the Heartland region and the #10 defender in the nation for the Class of 2015.
Erik is one of several Sporting Kansas City Juniors players on TopDrawerSoccer.com's charts. For the Class of 2013, Seo-In Kim (#88), David Leichty (#93) and Clay Stewart (#112) all made the cut, while Joey Piatczyc (#53) and Cole Stevenson (#99) each are represented on the Class of 2014 rankings.