Forward Emmanuel Sabbi completed a move
to Spain's Las Palmas after first indicating he would attend Akron. Goalkeeper Justin Vom Steeg, son of UC Santa Barbara coach Tim Vom Steeg, is leaving the Gauchos after one season to
join German second division club Fortuna Duesseldorf.
Sabbi, 18, had committed to join the Zips but chose instead to continue his career in Spain. He was born in Italy to Ghanaian parents and raised in the Chicago area, where he played for Magic.
Vom Steeg made 20 starts during his freshman year at UC Santa Barbara in 2015, posting six shutouts and a 1.24 goals-against average.
Sabbi and Vom Steeg are the fourth and fifth U-20s to turn pro this summer after Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy II), Auston Trusty (Philadelphia Union) and Jeremy Ebobisse (2017 MLS SuperDraft).
In addition, FC Dallas U-18 star Weston McKennie, who originally committed to Virginia, has been training at Schalke 04, while PDA's Isaiah Young is no longer listed on Wake Forest's roster.
From the high school class of 2016, 31 players have turned pro, and that doesn't include McKennie, Young or Joe Gallardo, who left Mexican club Monterrey at the end of 2015 and is still looking for a team.
CLASS OF 2016
Danny Barbir, West Bromwich (England)
Luca de la Torre, Fulham (England)
Kevin Coleman, Kaiserslautern (Germany)
McKenze Gaines, Wolfsburg (Germany)
Brooks Lennon, Liverpool (England)
Ethan Lotenero, Belenenses (Portugal)
James Murphy, Sheffield Wednesday (England)
Matthew Olosunde, Man. United (England)
Joshua Perez, Fiorentina (England)
Christian Pulisic, Bor. Dortmund (Germany)
Emmanuel Sabbi, Las Palmas (Spain)
Haji Wright, Schalke 04 (Germany)
Juan Manuel Albizar, Queretaro
Benn Diaz, Queretaro
Carlos Flores, Santos
Ivan Gutierrez, Guadalajara
Jonathan Navarro, Santos
Abraham Romero, Pachuca
Brandon Vazquez, Tijuana
Alex Zendejas, Guadalajara
Danilo Acosta, Real Salt Lake
Mason Stajduhar, Orlando City
Ben Swanson, *Columbus Crew
Auston Trusty, Philadelphia Union
*On loan to Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Eric Calvillo, New York Cosmos
Alexis Velela, New York Cosmos
Christian Albelo, Swope Park Rangers
Hugo Arellano, LA Galaxy II
Pierre Da Silva, Orlando City B
Charly Flores, Rio Grande Valley FC
Ethan Zubak, LA Galaxy II