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A total of 28 players from 18 different Premier Development League teams were honored in the TopDrawerSoccer Preseason Best XI teams ahead of the NCAA Division I season's kickoff this Friday.
The list contains a total of 44 players across four teams, including a freshman team, more than half of which is comprised of PDL players and alumni.
FC Tucson leads the charge with four players honored, while the New York Red Bulls U-23, Portland Timbers U-23, Burlingame Dragons FC, Saint Louis FC U-23 and SIMA Aguilas each added multiple members.
Included on the list was current No. 1 PDL Top Prospect and Duke star Brian White, who featured for the Red Bulls U23. He's joined by teammate and fellow top-ten prospect Ben Lundgaard, who plays his college soccer with Virginia Tech and No. 3 prospect Brad Dunwell of the Michigan Bucks, featuring for Wake Forest.
For more information, visit TopDrawerSoccer.com.
PDL Players Highlighted
GK: Jefferson Caldwell (Colorado Rapids U23/Virginia)
D: Kevin Politz (New York Red Bulls U23/Wake Forest), Tomas Hilliard-Arce (Stanford), Grant Lillard (Indiana), Tim Kubel (Louisville)
F: Gordon Wild (Maryland), Albert Ruiz (FC Tucson/Florida Gulf Coast), Jon Gallagher (Notre Dame)
GK: Ben Lundgaard (New York Red Bulls U23/Virginia Tech)
GK: James Marcinkowski (Burlingame Dragons FC/Georgetown)
GK: William Pulisic (North Carolina FC U23/Duke)
F: Kizza Edward (SIMA Aguilas/Pittsburgh), Rodney Michael (UC Santa Barbara), Umar Farouk Osman (Michigan)