Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Tetteh added to Generation adidas class
by Ridge Mahoney, January 5th, 2011 9:11PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  college men, mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] The ranks of Generation adidas players eligible for selection in the MLS SuperDraft next Thursday in Baltimore has increased to 10 with the signing of UC Santa Barbara midfielder/defender Michael Tetteh.

Tetteh, who passed up the chance to sign with MLS last year, will forgo his senior season at UC Santa Barbara and attend the MLS Player Combine in Fort Lauderdale this weekend. He is the third Gaucho to sign a GA contract, joining Ciaran O’Brien and Eric Avila, who turned pro prior to the 2008 SuperDraft.

The 22-year-old native of Accra, Ghana, has lived in the U.S. since 2005 and played only 15 games this past season because of injuries. He scored a spectacular goal in what turned out to be his final college game, a 2-1 playoff loss at California in the NCAA second round. In his college career, he played 59 games, scored six goals and earned eight assists.

He joins the nine GA players announced by MLS last week: forwards Corey Hertzog (Penn State), Will Braun (Indiana) and Omar Salgado (no college, U.S. U-20s); midfielders Darlington Nagbe and Michael Nanchoff (both Akron); defenders Perry Kitchen, Kofi Sarkodie and Zarek Valentin (all Akron); and goalkeeper Zac MacMath (Maryland).

Tetteh will be added to one of the four MLS Combine team rosters, which were announced Tuesday.

They include five foreign players from outside the college system: midfielders Paolo Cardozo (Uruguay), Marlon Ganchozo (Ecuador), Martin Rivas (Argentina) and John Rooney (England); and Ecuadoran forward Victor Estupinan.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati    
"Carli's performance was as good as any performance in a World Cup final by any man ...
Awards: Lloyd named top player, Solo top keeper    
Carli Lloyd, whose stunning hat trick led the USA to the Women's World Cup title with ...
Turning Points | It takes an entire team of stars    
In the end, Carli Lloyd was the star, scoring six of the USA's last nine goals ...
What They're Saying: Carli Lloyd    
"I just completely zoned out and dreamed of playing in a World Cup final and visualized ...
USA-Japan takeaways: 15ers peak at right time    
The adage of growing stronger as a tournament unfolds was borne out Sunday when the USA ...
NASL Weekend: Ottawa extends record shutout streak    
The Ottawa Fury opened the NASL fall season with a 2-0 win over Jacksonville Armada FC ...
USL Weekend: Switchbacks make it six in a row    
Miguel Gonzalez scored two second-half goals to lead the Colorado Springs Switchbacks to a 2-0 win ...
What They're Saying: Norio Sasaki    
"My players have given their all in every match, and overall they've had a great tournament ...
NWSL Weekend: Reign pulls even with Red Stars    
The Seattle Reign's 1-1 tie at the Western New York Flash was enough to earn it ...
Video Pick: Gonzalo Higuain strike another awful PK    
Argentina's Gonzalo Higuain had a pretty good season for his club Napoli with 18 goals for ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives