By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 20, 2017) US Soccer Players - Last weekend I returned to the city of my birth to take in the final few days of the Dallas Cup and Generation Adidas Cup. Both are among the most prominent and talent-laden tournaments on the American youth soccer calendar.
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Four second half goals sparked the U16s to a 4-1 win
Seth Kuhn broke open a scoreless tie with his second goal of the tournament and the Philadelphia Union U16 offense exploded for three more second half goals to pick up a crucial three points in the second leg of Generation adidas Cup qualifying on Friday.
The Philadelphia Union U16 team will have to settle for the consolation division at the Generation adidas Cup finals in Frisco, Texas next month after dropping a regional qualifier match to D.C. United on Saturday evening in Florida.
The Philadelphia Union Academy U16 team was knocked out of the running for a spot in the Generation adidas Cup Championship Division after loss to D.
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First overall pickAndre Blakewas among three New England collegians selected in Thursday's SuperDraft.
Blake was selected by the Philadelphia Union, who traded up toselect theGeneration adidasgoalkeeper from UConn. University of Hartford center back and fellow Generation adidas member Damion Lowe was selected by the Seattle Sounders with the eighth pick, while Blake's UConn teammate, Mamadou Diouf, was tabbed by the Vancouver Whitecaps with the 30th pick.
The second leg of qualification for the 2016 Generation adidas Cup kicks off today, with the Philadelphia Union Academy four points behind in the regional standings of the U17 tournament.
After picking up just two out of nine possible points in the first leg of qualification in Toronto back in October, the Philadelphia Union Academy team starts the second round of qualification for the U17 Generation adidas Cup with a lot of ground to make up today in Florida.
The Union finished play in the Generation Adidas Cup tournament with a 2-3 record.
Justin McMaster scored two minutes into the second half and Jack Skahan converted the decisive penalty kick to give the Philadelphia Union Academy U-16 team a win on penalty kicks over Athletic Bilbao in their final game at the U-17 Generation Adidas Cup tournament in Frisco, Texas.
PORTLAND, Ore.- After his freshman season at the University of Washington, Cristian Roldan was offereda Generation Adidas contract by MLS anda chance to turn pro immediately.But Monday's MLS Homegrown game gave Roldan a chance to see what he could have been facing on a regular basis.
According to one source, D.C. United might be picking up another Maryland forward via the waiver draft.
Our friends at Top Drawer Soccer are reporting that University of Maryland sophomore forward Christiano Francois will be leaving school to sign with Major League Soccer. Since he is not a member of Generation Adidas who signed too late to make it into the SuperDraft, Francois will be made available through the waiver draft rather than a weighted lottery.
The 2014 Generation Adidas class grew by three on Wednesday with the signings of Christian Dean, A.J. Cochrane, and Damion Lowe.
The trio of junior defenders take the Generation Adidas class to seven ahead of the 2014 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, joining goalkeeper Andre Blake, defender Eric Miller, midfielder Marlon Hairston, and forward Schillo Tshuma.
MLS and Adidas announced the first four players to sign Generation Adidas contracts, nine additional players invited to the 2014 combine and New Hope native commits to MLS
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Major League Soccer and Adidas announced the first four Generation Adidas players for 2014. The four players came as no surprise and this first group is expected to be joined by approximately 4-6 others is what our various sources tell us.
The 2014 Generation adidas class has begun to take shape.
MLS revealed the first four members of the 2014 Generation adidas contracts on Thursday night, announcing the signings of Andre Blake (UConn), Marlon Hairston (Louisville, Eric Miller (Creighton) and Schillo Tshuma (Maryland).
The MLS Draft is fast approaching and Major League Soccer is already hard at work trying to put together a Generation adidas class that won't have quite the star power of past groups.
The 2014 Generation adidas class doesn't have the kind of high-profile attacking prospects of past drafts, and with MLS apparently looking to spend less money on the Generation adidas class in order to have more funds to spend on Homegrown players, we could see some top prospects pass on MLS offers to either stay in school or pursue options overseas.
Leo Stolz could be a high draft pick if he signs early with MLS. (UCLA Athletics)
It seems as though every year now the Generation adidas class continues to shrink. Most of that is due large in part to the growing number of Homegrown players each MLS side is choosing to sign each season.
Naturally as we head into the next MLS SuperDraft next month the biggest question a lot of people pose to me is who will be on the Generation adidas list this year.
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The Philadelphia Union Academy U-16 team finally got on the board with a pair of goals in a 2-1 win over San Jose Earthquakes in their final group game at the Generation Adidas Cup finals on Wednesday.
Raheem Taylor-Parkes scored in the 13th minute and Justin McMaster added what held up to be the game-winner in the 30th minute in a 2-1 win for the U-16 team over San Jose Earthquakes in the final Group C game of the Generation Adidas Cup finals in Frisco, Texas, on Wednesday.
The Union Academy U16 team split the first two games of the second leg of the Generation Adidas Cup in Florida on Friday and Saturday.
The Philadelphia Union Academy U-16 team dropped a key match in the Generation Adidas East regional against Toronto FC on Saturday by a demoralizing 3-0 scoreline after an opening game victory the day before over D.
Sporting KC today announced the third player going on loan to their USL affiliates this year. The team had already announced that Christian Duke and Jon Kempin were heading to Oklahoma City to join the Energy. Today the team announced that Generation Adidas midfielder, Mikey Lopez is headed to Orlando City to join the Lions for their 2014 USL-Pro season.
Shortly after Sporting had raised MLS Cup, rumors about all sorts of players started to come out. One of those rumors pertained to Sporting KC's Generation Adidas forward, Dom Dwyer. The Englishman Dwyer said in an interview that he was heading to England for a loan with a Championship club and there was an option for him to stay there permanently.
Brian Carroll has been a work horse this season, playing 2969 of the possible 2970 minutes in the Union's season thus far. But due to reaching the accumulation limit by picking up a yellow card in the 40th minute against Montreal, Carroll will be a spectator for Saturday's finale against Sporting Kansas City.
Well, the 2013 MLS SuperDraft is in the books and the Houston Dynamo appear to have come out with another quality performance. With the 13th and 37th pick, Dominic Kinnear managed to leave Indianapolis with a speedy forward and a left back - two positions that were needed in the depth department. Obviously, only time will tell if these two players will live up to the hype they're receiving today, but there is nothing that would indicate they won't.
The MLS Expansion Draft will take place at 12 pm ET on Dec. 13 at 12 pm. Before then, each team will choose 11 players that they want to protect. This number doesn't include Generation adidas players who didn't graduate at the end of the 2016 season or Homegrown players occupying a supplemental or reserve roster spot, as they're automatically protected.
The Sounders will need to decide if they want to protect either of these players before the 2016 Expansion Draft.
Cristian Roldan and Damion Lowe of your Seattle Sounders have both graduated from the Generation adidas Program at the end of the 2016 MLS regular season. This means that they are will no longer be classified as Generation adidas on the roster and will not be automatically protected in the 2016 Expansion Draft that will be held three days after MLS Cup on December 13, 2016.
The Union Academy beat Real Salt Lake in a consolation match Saturday to end their trip to Frisco, Texas for the U17 Generation adidas Cup.
The Philadelphia Union Academy didn't get to play for any hardware, but they finished their trip to Frisco, Texas for the 2016 Generation adidas Cup on a high note with a 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday.
Olsen sees the Generation Adidas signing as capable as playing as a number 10, a number 8, a withdrawn forward, or out wide
The first round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft was a busy one, with movers and shakers all making their mark early on in MLS' collegiate draft. Not to be left out, D.C. United moved up two spots in the first round, and picked Syracuse University midfielder Julian Buescher with the 11th pick overall.
Beginning April 14, FC Dallas will host the 2014 Generation adidas Under-17 Cup Finals at Toyota Stadium. This event will feature teams from 17 members of MLS plus three clubs from abroad-Chivas de Guadalajara of Mexico, Flamengo of Brazil and Stoke City FC of England.
Group games begin on April 14 while the final will be played on April 20.