MLS has graduated six players -- including playoff starters Cristian Roldan
(Seattle) and Andre Blake
(Philadelphia) -- from its Generation adidas program. They will no longer be
classified as GA players and will not be automatically protected in the 2016 Expansion Draft to be held on Dec. 13. 2016 Generation adidas Graduates
Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps)
Marlon Hairston (Colorado Rapids)
Damion Lowe (Seattle Sounders)
Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders)
Williams (Montreal Impact)
Schillo Tshuma (ex- Portland Timbers)
*Waived on July 20, 2015.
Nine current MLS players will continue to be part of the Generation
adidas class in 2017. They will be automatically protected in the 2016 Expansion Draft and do not count against a club’s salary cap. Current 2017 Generation adidas
Alex Bono (Toronto FC)
Conor Donovan (Orlando City)
Julian Buescher (D.C. United)
Jack Harrison (New York City)
Fabian Herbers (Philadelphia Union)
Holness (Real Salt Lake)
Rich Layrea (Orlando City)
Andrew Tarbell (San Jose Earthquakes)
Joshau Yaro (Philadelphia Union)
Keegan Rosenberry isn't GA?
Rosenberry played 4 years of college and came into MLS through the superdraft. Generation adidas is a way for players to come to MLS earlier.