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Wake stars Bone and Opara turn pro
by Paul Kennedy, January 5th, 2010 7AM

TAGS:  college men, mls


[MLS] Wake Forest juniors Corben Bone and Ike Opara are among 12 players who signed 2010 Generation adidas contracts with MLS. Opara is one four members of the U.S. squad for the 2009 U-20 World Cup in this year's group of college underclassmen and high school players who signed with MLS.

Bone and Opara joined Zac Herold (U.S. U-17 national team), Sean Johnson (formerly of UCF), Danny Mwanga (Oregon State), Amobi Okugo (UCLA), Tony Tchani (University of Virginia) and Andrew Wiedeman (University of California) in the most recent additions to the 2010 Gen adidas class.

Earlier signees were Teal Bunbury and Blair Gavin (both of University of Akron), Dilly Duka and Jack McInerney (U.S. U-17 national team) as members of the 2010 Generation adidas class.

These players are among about 75 pro prospects who will attend the adidas MLS Player Combine Jan. 8-12 at Central Broward Regional Park in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

The 2010 MLS SuperDraft will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. ET. The first hour will be broadcast live on ESPN2.

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