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MLS Draft 2016: Forwards

As the 2016 MLS draft approaches, we take a look at the best forwards.

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We've looked at the best goalkeepers, defenders, and midfielders available in the draft the past few days. Today, we look at the best forwards.

1. Abu Danladi

Right now, it's unknown if the Ghanian will join MLS. However, Ives Galarcep tweeted that Danladi could still become a Generation Adidas signing, which is big for MLS. The forward out of UCLA has been compared to the likes of Kei Kamara and would be the best forward in the draft. He's a great player, and even better person.

2. Fabian Herbers

The forward out of Creighton led the nation in goals with 15 and placed third in assists with 17. A lot of people argued that Herbers, not Jordan Morris, should have won the MAC Hermann Trophy. One thing is for sure: he can score goals.

3. Michael Salazar

Forwards run thin in this draft. After Herbers and Danladi, nobody else is a sure thing. Salazar went to UC Riverside and is a Belze international. A lot of people think FC Dallas will take him for his ability to play up top or on the wings.

4. Ben Polk

The Englishmen went to Syracuse and is a solid option to play up top. Some have compared him to Dom Dwyer.

5. TJ Casner

More of a secondary striker or winger, Casner notched 10 goals for Clemson this year and impressed in Clemson's run in the College Cup that fell just short.