Major League Soccer continues to grow year after year, but it still struggles to both develop and then keep promising young talent.
Still, 2013 was a great year for the league's youngsters, producing a great crop who can take the league forward heading in the 2014 season.
Trying to identify such players can be difficult because at such a young age, their consistency can vary wildly.
To become the type of players who can build the league's reputation, they must have that rare combination of talent and flair. They are also far more likely to be attacking players because, after all, the average fan has a much greater appreciation for attacking play than for great defense.
Here are 10 young guns who aren't on most fans' radars, but could be the next big thing in MLS.