MLS Moves: Six players graduate GA program

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
Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union)
Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps)
Marlon Hairston (Colorado Rapids)
Damion Lowe (Seattle Sounders)
Cristian Roldan (Seattle Sounders)
Romario 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 players
Alex Bono (Toronto FC)
Conor Donovan (Orlando City)
Julian Buescher (D.C. United)
Jack Harrison (New York City)
Fabian Herbers (Philadelphia Union)
Omar Holness (Real Salt Lake)
Rich Layrea (Orlando City)
Andrew Tarbell (San Jose Earthquakes)
Joshau Yaro (Philadelphia Union)
2 comments about "MLS Moves: Six players graduate GA program".
  1. :: SilverRey ::, November 1, 2016 at 9 a.m.

    Keegan Rosenberry isn't GA?

  2. Bob Ashpole, November 2, 2016 at 4:33 a.m.

    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.

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