MLS announces Player Signings

Jamie Squire

MLS announced the signing of 6 players contracts.

In years past Generation Adidas contracts were handed out to about a dozen or so players. This year only 6 members of the draft have signed GA contracts and of those 5 are seniors. Judging by this and the fact that none of the players are defenders it looks like the choice to get out of this years draft might be justifiable. (Trying to do to many things at once)

MLS announced the signings of 5 players and one GA contract.

Here are the 6 players and their accomplishments (VIA Press Release)

2013 Generation adidas Class Addition:

Player Pos. Age Hometown College/Youth Club National Team

Eriq Zavaleta

F 20 Westfield, Ind. Indiana University U.S.A. (U17 & U20)

  • 2012 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year
  • 2012 NSCAA All-American
  • 2012 National Champion
  • Nephew of former MLS and U.S. National Team defender Greg Vanney
  • Father, Carlos, played for El Salvador national team and professionally in both El Salvador and the U.S.

2013 Major League Soccer College Senior Signings:

Player Pos. Age Hometown College/Youth Club National Team

Carlos Alvarez

MF 22 Los Angeles, Calif. University of Connecticut U.S.A. (U20)

  • 2012 Big East Midfielder of the Year
  • 2012 NSCAA Second Team All-American
  • 2012 College Soccer News First Team All-American
  • Father played professionally in Mexico

Ryan Finley

F 21 Lumberton, N.J. University of Notre Dame U.S.A. (U17 & U18)

  • 2012 Big East Offensive Player of the Year
  • 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy Finalist
  • 2012 NSCAA First Team All-American
  • Scored 21 goals in 22 games this season despite not starting a single match

Dillon Powers

MF 21 Plano, Texas University of Notre Dame U.S.A. (U18 & U20)

  • 2012 NSCAA First Team All-American
  • 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist
  • 2012 All-Big East First Team
  • 2012 Senior CLASS Award Finalist

John Stertzer

MF 22 Oakton, Va. University of Maryland n/a

  • 2012 NSCAA Third Team All-American
  • 2011 & 2012 First Team All-ACC
  • 2012 ACC Championship All-Tournament Team
  • Father played football at Washington State

Kyle Bekker

MF 22 Oakville, Ontario Boston College Canada (U15, U17 & U23)

  • 2012 NSCAA All-South Atlantic First Team
  • 2012 All-ACC First Team
  • 2012 TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Season member

  • Formerly trained with AFC AJAX's Youth Academy
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