Soccer: Who is NEXT?
FAME CLAIM: German national team's joint-youngest scorer
FAME CLAIM: First American enrolled at La Masia.
FAME CLAIM: Leading scorer at 2008 Women's U-20 World Cup
FAME CLAIM: Top scorer in 2011 South American Youth Championship; led Santos to 2011 Copa Libertadores
FAME CLAIM: 2011 MLS All-Star
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Every year since 1998, ESPN The Magazine has recognized an elite group of emerging athletes to watch in the year ahead -- athletes we call NEXT. They are competitors not only on the cusp of stardom, but on the verge of transcending their sports. NEXT is what happens when the hype is real.