As noted earlier this morning, Federal Way native Kelyn Rowe has signed with MLS as a member of Generation adidas. The UCLA sophomore is the reigning Pac-12 Player of the Year and is expected to be a top pick in January’s MLS SuperDraft. The league website just posted a Q&A with Rowe and a scouting report.
The league announced the rest of the five-man GA class Thursday, as well as the signings of four college seniors. Additional signings are expected before the draft.
All nine will participate in the MLS combine from Jan. 6-10 in Florida, of which about 65 players will attend. More information on the combine, like rosters and coaching staffs, will be available later, but games will be streamed on MLSsoccer.com.
2012 Generation adidas class
F Sam Garza, Age: 22, College: UCSB, Hometown: Highland Village, TX
F Chandler Hoffman, Age: 21, College: UCLA, Hometown: Birmingham, AL
F Darren Mattocks, Age: 21, College: Akron, Hometown: Portmore, Jamaica
M Kelyn Rowe, Age: 20, College: UCLA, Hometown: Federal Way, WA
F Andrew Wenger, Age: 21, College: Duke, Hometown: Lititz, PA
College seniors signed
M Tony Cascio, Age: 21, College: UConn, Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
F/M Nick DeLeon, Age: 21, College: Louisville, Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
M Luis Silva, Age: 23, College: UCSB, Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
F Casey Townsend, Age: 22, College: Maryland, Hometown: Traverse City, MI