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D.C. United and Rapids add homegrown products
by Paul Kennedy, August 16th, 2010 7:39PM
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[MLS] Only days before they were supposed to be headed off to college, Davy Armstrong and Conor Shanosky became the latest players to sign with the MLS clubs in whose academy programs they have been playing.

Armstrong is the first academy player the Rapids have signed. He joined their academy in 2007 from the Colorado Fusion and had originally intended to play for the University of Washington.

Shanosky, an 18-year-old defensive midfielder who had committed to George Mason University, was promoted to D.C. United's senior team after returning from the Milk Cup, where he helped the USA win the U-20 tournament.

He is the third academy player to sign with D.C. Bill Hamid and Andy Najarare both starters in their first full pro season.

The signings of Armstrong and Shanosky bring to 14 the number of MLS homegrown players.

The Chicago Fire will announce the signing of two players this week.

TUESDAY UPDATE: The Fire announced the signing of 17-year-old Victor Pineda from its Development Academy team.

HOMEGROWN SIGNINGS (2010 MLS Statistics)

PLAYER
TEAM
SIGNING
GP
G
A
Tristan BowenLos Angeles
Nov. 200812
2
1
Tyler DericHouston
Feb. 2009
0
-
-
Cesar ZamoraChivas USA
May 20090
0
0
Bill HamidD.C. United
Sept. 2009
6
-
-
Giorgi ChirgadzeNew York
Sept. 20090
0
0
Bryan LeyvaFC Dallas
Sept. 2009
1
0
0
Francisco Navas CoboHouston
March 2010
1
0
0
Andy NajarD.C. UnitedMarch 2010
17
3
0
Juan AgudeloNew York
March 2010
0
0
0
Moises HernandezFC DallasJuly 2010
0
0
0
Ruben LunaFC DallasJuly 20100
0
0
Victor UlloaFC Dallas
July 20100
0
0
Conor ShanoskyD.C. UnitedAug. 2010
0
0
0
Davy ArmstrongColorado
Aug. 2010
0
0
0


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