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United States

Dispatch from Dallas: What talented young American players need

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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.

Zachary Herold: My Untold Story

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Growing up, many of us dream to be the next famous athlete. However, the odds of that actually happening in today's world are slim to none. For me, the odds were in my favor. The dream of being a professional soccer player was mine to be had.

Day in and day out all I did was soccer related.

Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia Union U16s fall in final Generation adidas Cup qualifier

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D.C. United scored a late goal to win 3-2

A late goal from D.C. United ended the Philadelphia Union U16 team's chances of advancing to the Championship division of the Generation adidas Cup on Monday.

D.C. United took a 2-0 lead inside the first half hour with goals from Johnny Godette off a counter from a corner kick and a turnover deep in the Union end.

Union U16s pick up key win over Orlando City in Generation adidas Cup qualifying

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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.

Union U16s fall short in Generation adidas Cup qualifying

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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.

Edu deal could be announced today, Sak on the Academy, Philly in running to host 2016 Copa America games, more

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Philly.com, others report permanent transfer of Maurice Edu to the Union. Sakiewicz on the Union Academy. Philly in running to host 2016 Centennial Cup America games. More fun in New York. CONCACAF U-20 CHampionship begins today. More.

UConn’s Blake Tops List of New England Collegians Tabbed at Draft

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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.

New kit unveiled tonight, roster sharpened, season preview roundup, US U-20s face Canada, more

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The Union's new third kit to be unveiled tonight. Vidal and Hristov no longer trialing with the Union. Season previews galore. US win over Canada tonight sees them in U-20 World Cup. More news.

Generation adidas Cup

Generation adidas Cup Day 2: Union U16s Blast Revs

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Didn't make the trek to rain soaked Chester? We did. Your Generation adidas Cup recap is below

Matt Ralph asked me to fill in for the second day of Generation Adidas Cup qualifying. I did. Here's what happened from a goal filled Saturday.

Orlando City v New York City FC:
Saturday started off with a bang.

Philadelphia Union Academy U16s kick off Generation adidas Cup play on Friday

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The Philadelphia Union Academy U16 team is traveling to Frisco, Texas, to compete in the consolation Premier Division of the Generation adidas Cup.

The Philadelphia Union Academy U16 team will kick off their Generation adidas Cup Premier Division campaign on Friday at 11 a.m. eastern time against the Colorado Rapids.

Union Academy team has ground to make up in GA Cup

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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.

Philadelphia Union Academy U-16s win final Generation Adidas Cup game on PKs

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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.

Major League Soccer

MLS announces 2016 Generation adidas class

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College underclassmen Joshua Yaro, Jack Harrison, Andrew Tarbell, Julian Buescher and Richie Laryea have signed with the league and will be available for selection in the 2016 SuperDraft.

Major League Soccer has finally unveiled the 2016 Generation adidas class of college underclassmen who will be available in this year's SuperDraft.

MLS names 2015 Generation adidas players

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MLS signed five players to Generation adidas contracts, with those players available at the 2015 MLS SuperDraft later this month. Read More

After turning down Generation Adidas contract, Roldan believes he is now ready for MLS

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By MIKEDONOVAN

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.

University of Maryland forward Christiano Francois will leave school, sign with MLS, and (perhaps) join D.C. United

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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.

Center back Cochran off to MLS, UW's first Generation adidas player

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MLS sign three more to 2014 Generation Adidas class

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By DAN KARELL

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.

2014 Generation Adidas class announced and more

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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.

Blake and Tshuma among four players to MLS Generation adidas deals

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By IVES GALARCEP

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).

A look at the MLS Generation adidas candidates

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By IVES GALARCEP

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.

MLS invites 50 seniors to 2014 adidas Player Combine

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The MLS offseason is not even a full three days old yet, but teams can already begin preparing for the 2014 adidas MLS Player Combine.

MLS released details about its annual combine on Wednesday afternoon, including the dates of the event and the names of 50 NCAA Division 1 seniors that have been invited to participate.

Searching For The 2014 Generation adidas Class

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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.

2014 MLS SuperDraft: Five Potential Generation Adidas Players

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Omar Holness is beginning to stand out for UNC. (Photo via UNC Athletics/Jeffrey A. Camarati)

[Quick programing note: I've been a tad busy this week, so forgive me for not putting out some posts like normal over the last day or so. This time of the year always gets busy for me.]

Time to get back on the 2014 SuperDraft wagon here.

Timbers Tid Bits: Weekend Edition

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Welcome to a special Saturday edition of Timbers Tid Bits. In this weeks' news, the Philadelphia Union may be stuck with Freddy Adu, one writer looks at the problems with Generation Adidas, and Chivas USA signs three new players. (Guess where they're from. Go ahead, guess.)

Real Salt Lake signs GK Josh Saunders, MF Khari Stephenson
RSL say they were pleased and surprised that both players where available, having been released by their previous clubs.

MLS ’13: Is Generation Adidas Working?

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When Robert Hay and I were tossing around the idea of a Season Preview series, the team-by-team thing seemed a little tedious. I asked him to start throwing out some general ideas, and I tossed in a few of my ... Continue reading →

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Union Academy

Union Academy U-16 team tops Earthquakes in final Generation Adidas Cup group game

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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.

U16 team beats DC United, loses to Toronto FC in Generation Adidas Cup

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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.

Union Academy U15/16 team in Florida for Generation adidas Cup regional

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Currently in third place in their group, the Union Academy U15/16 team looks to qualify in the second leg of the Generation adidas Cup regionals in Florida February 13-16.

The Union Academy U15/U16 team has arrived in Florida ahead of a crucial set of games in the Generation adidas Cup regional qualifiers.

Sporting Kansas City

Lopez Headed to Orlando

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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.

Dwyer Training with Charlton Athletic

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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.

With Carroll Out, Who Wears The Union Armband?

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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.

Houston Dynamo

MLS SuperDraft 2013: Reviewing the Houston Dynamo Picks

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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.

Houston Dynamo Draft Forward & Defender at 2013 SuperDraft

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MLS held its 2013 SuperDraft in Indianapolis on Thursday January 17th, and the Houston Dynamo used the draft to cushion its depth on the front and back lines.

In the first round, with the 13th overall pick, the Dynamo drafted Jason Johnson, a Jamaican native who played froward at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The Rest

Here’s who the Revolution should protect in the Expansion Draft

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Jay Heaps faces some big decisions.

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.

Cristian Roldan, Damion Lowe graduate from Generation adidas Program

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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.

Who do you protect during the MLS Expansion Draft?

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There are going to be some tough decisions to be made come December.

It seems like a very simple question, but like most things MLS, it becomes very complicated the more you think about it.

If you're Earnie Stewart, who do you protect in the upcoming MLS Expansion Draft?

I asked the staff here at Brotherly Game that question a couple months back and then once I got confirmation from MLS that there was going to be an Expansion Draft this year, I posed it again.

Phialdelphia Union Academy caps Generation adidas Cup trip with win

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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.

D.C. United add offensive piece in Syracuse's Julian Buescher

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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.

FCD Hosting Generation adidas U-17 Cup Finals

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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.