Snapshot of how MLS rookies are doing

Julian Gressel celebrates a goal against Chicago. (Miguel Martinez / Mundo Hispanico)

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Julian Gressel celebrates a goal against Chicago. (Miguel Martinez / Mundo Hispanico)

If you missed my 5 random thoughts about Atlanta United , I posited that Julian Gressel is the run-away favorite for MLS rookie of the year through three games.

Granted it’s a small sample size of games, but here’s how the rest of the first-round draft picks, and some of the Homegrown Signings, are performing this season:

1. Minnesota United, Abu Danladi, forward: 21 minutes of action.

2. Atlanta United, Miles Robinson, defender: Yet to play.

3. NYCFC, Jonathan Lewis, forward: 11 minutes of action.

4. Portland, Jeremy Ebobisse, forward: Yet to play.

5. Columbus, Lalas Abubakar, defender: Yet to play.

6. San Jose, Jackso Yueill, midfielder: Yet to play.

7. Vancouver, Jake Nerwinski, defender: One complete game.

8. Atlanta United, Julian Gressel, midfielder: Three starts, 243 minutes played, one assist.

9. Columbus Crew, Niko Hansen, forward: Yet to play.

10. Houston, Joseph Holland, midfielder: Yet to play.

11. Chicago, Daniel Johnson, midfielder: Yet to play.

12. D.C. United, Chris Odoi-Atsem, defender: Yet to play.

13. Real Salt Lake, Reagan Dunk, defender: Yet to play.

14. Sporting KC, Colton Storm, defender: Yet to play.

15. Colorado, Sam Hamilton, midfielder: Yet to play.

16. NYCFC, Kwame Awuah, midfielder: Yet to play.

17. New York Red Bulls, Zeiko Lewis, midfielder: Yet to play.

18. Dallas, Jacori Hayes, midfielder: One game played, 45 minutes of action.

19. Montreal, Nick DePuy, forward: One game played, 7 minutes of action.

20. New England, Brian Wright, forward: Yet to play.

21. Toronto, Brandon Aubrey, defender: Yet to play.

22. Seattle, Brian Nana-Sinkam, defender: Yet to play.


Homegrown players that weren’t included in the draft:

D.C. United, Ian Harkes, midfielder: Two games played, 180 minutes of action.

San Jose, Nick Lima, defender: Three games played, one goal, 270 minutes of action.

Colmubs, Alex Crognale, defender: One game played, 90 minutes of action.