Youth Movement: Pro signings from MLS academies (1999-2003 birthdates)

More and more young players are signing pro contracts out of MLS academies. Here are players born 1999 or later who have sent time in MLS academies. FC Dallas and the Seattle Sounders (who signed 15-year-old Danny Levya on Tuesday) lead all teams with nine and eight signings. The list includes two players each from the LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake who are expected to sign with European teams when they turn 18.

Atlanta United (6)
Juan Pablo Torres, 1999 (Lokeren/BEL)
Chris Goslin
, 2000 (Atlanta United)
Andrew Carleton
, 2000 (Atlanta United)
Zyen Jones
, 2000 (Schalke 04/GER)
George Bello
, 2002 (Atlanta United)
Alessandro Castro
(Honduras), 2002 (Atlanta United 2)

Chicago Fire (0)
None.

Colorado Rapids (2)
Sam Vines, 1999 (Sporting KC)
Cole Bassett
, 2001 (Colorado Rapids)

Columbus Crew (0)
None.

FC Dallas (9)
Carlos Avilez (Mexico), 1999 (*OKC Energy FC)
Shaft Brewer
, 1999 (LAFC)
Paxton Pomykal
, 1999 (FC Dallas)
Brandon Servania
, 1999 (FC Dallas)
Jesus Ferreira
, 2000 (FC Dallas)
Chris Richards
, 2000 (*Bayern Munich/GER)
Bryan Reynolds
, 2001 (FC Dallas)
Thomas Roberts
, 2001 (FC Dallas)
Jamie Dunning
, 2002 (Feyenoord/NED)
*On loan from FC Dallas.

D.C. United (2)
Jose Carranza, 1999 (Louisville City)
Chris Durkin
, 2000 (D.C. United)

LAFC (0)
None.

LA Galaxy (5)
Eric Lopez
, 1999 (LA Galaxy II)
Diedie Traore
(France), 1999, (LA Galaxy II)
Ulysses Llanez
, 2001 (Wolfsburg/GER unofficial)
Alex Mendez
, 2000 (Freiburg/GER unofficial)
Efrain Alvarez
(Mexico), 2002 (LA Galaxy)

NYCFC (2)
James Sands, 2000 (NYCFC)
Joseph Scally
, 2002 (NYCFC)

New England Revolution (2)
Isaac Angking, 2000 (New England Revolution)
Patrick Real, 2003 (Sporting/POR)

New York Red Bulls (5)
Tyler Adams, 1999 (NY Red Bulls)
Chris Gloster
, 2000 (Hannover 96/GER)
Ben Mines
, 2000 (NY Red Bulls)
Tim Weah
, 2000 (Paris St. Germain/FRA)
Peter Stroud
, 2002 (West Ham United/ENG)

Orlando City (0)
None.

Philadelphia Union (6)
Anthony Fontana, 1999 (Philadelphia Union)
Matthew Real
, 1999 (Philadelphia Union)
Mark McKenzie
, 1999 (Philadelphia Union)
Brenden Aaronson
, 2000 (Philadelphia Union)
CJ dos Santos
, 2000 (Benfica/POR)
Selmir Miscic
, 2003 (Bethlehem Steel)

Portland Timbers (3)
Marco Farfan, 1999 (Portland Timbers)
Akil Watts
, 2000 (Mallorca/ESP)
Lawson Sunderland
, 2001 (Sabadell/ESP)

Real Salt Lake (5)
Alex Vedamanikam, 1999 (Eintracht Braunschweig/GER)
Sebastian Soto
, 2000 (Hannover 96/GER)
Taylor Booth
, 2001 (Bayern Munich/GER unofficial)
Richard Ledezma
, 2000 (PSV Eindhoven/NED unofficial)
Julian Vazquez
, 2001 (Real Salt Lake)

San Jose Earthquakes (4)
Jacob Akanyirige, 2001 (San Jose Earthquakes)
Dillon Keane
, 2001 (Stoke City/ENG)
Stuart Ritchie
, 2001 (Groningen/NED)
Glbert Fuentes
, 2002 (San Jose Earthquakes)

Seattle Sounders (8)
Sam Rogers, 1999 (Sounders FC 2)
Alec Diaz
, 2001 (Sounders FC 2)
Azriel Gonzalez
, 2001 (Sounders FC 2)
Marlon Vargas
, 2001 (Sounders FC 2)
Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez
, 2002 (Sounders FC 2)
Daniel Robles
, 2002 (Sounders FC 2)
Ray Serrano
, 2002 (Sounders FC 2)
Danny Leyva
, 2003 (Sounders FC 2)

Sporting KC (6)
Camilo Benitez (Ecuador), 1999 (Swope Park Rangers)
Wilson Harris
, 1999 (Swope Park Rangers)
Max Rugova
(Kosovo), 2000 (Nuremberg/GER)
Jaylin Lindsey
, 2000 (Sporting KC)
Gianluca Busio
, 2002 (Sporting KC)
Tyler Freeman
, 2003 (Sporting KC)
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