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Generation Adidas

Pushing the Game Forward

A youth player development program that identifies
and nurtures the elite youth soccer talent in the United States to become the future stars of MLS and US Soccer.

How do you qualify?

Each year, MLS and adidas select a class (8-12 players) of the best collegiate and amateur players who are not currently in an MLS Academy, giving them an opportunity to leave college early, or skip college entirely.

Generation Adidas

Provides vital opportunities for America's top young soccer talent by offering the future stars of MLS and US Soccer the chance to train and compete as professionals.

Homegrown Players

A Generation adidas homegrown player is a local youth player who trains and plays with an MLS team's youth academy. These players develop within an MLS team structure, and are given the opportunity to sign directly with their MLS club's first team.

Program Benefits

Athletes who participate in Generation adidas receive incentives and unprecedented opportunities to develop
their game at the highest level

Guaranteed three
years in mls

international
athlete development trip

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2014 Generation Adidas Players


Chicago Fire

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Sean Johnson Goalkeeper Predator LZ
Dilly Duka Midfielder adizero f50
Harrison Shipp Forward Predator LZ
Chris Ritter Midfielder Predator LZ

Chivas USA

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Marco Delgado Midfielder adizero f50
Andrew Jean-Baptiste Defender 11Pro

Columbus Crew

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Will Trapp Midfielder Predator LZ
Chad Barson Defender Predator LZ
Ben Speas Midfielder/Forward adizero f50
Matt Lampson Goalkeeper Predator LZ

Houston Dynamo

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Bryan Salazar Forward adizero f50
Will Bruin Forward Predator LZ
Kofi Sarkodie Defender adizero f50
Jason Johnson Forward adizero f50
AJ Cochran Defender Nitrocharge

NY Red Bulls

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Santiago Castano Goalkeeper Predator LZ

Portland Timbers

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Steve Evans Midfielder adizero f50
Darlington Nagbe Forward/Midfielder adizero f50
Rodney Wallace Defender/Midfielder adizero f50
Michael Nanchoff Midfielder adizero f50
Schillo Tshuma Forward adizero f50
Steve Zakuani Midfielder adizero f50

Real Salt Lake

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Jordan Allen Midfielder adizero f50
Benji Lopez Forward adizero f50
Luis Gil Midfielder Predator LZ

Seattle Sounders FC

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DeAndre Yedlin Defender Predator LZ
Aaron Kovar Midfielder adizero f50
Sean Okoli Forward adizero f50
Damion Lowe Defender Predator LZ
Eriq Zavaleta Forward/Defender Predator LZ
Stefan Frei Goalkeeper adizero f50

SJ Earthquakes

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Tommy Thompson Forward 11Pro
Sam Garza Midfielder adizero f50
David Bingham Goalkeeper adizero f50

Toronto FC

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Jordan Hamilton Forward adizero f50
Ashtone Morgan Defender adizero f50