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.
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.
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.