Akron freshman sensation Perry Kitchen has come to terms with Major League Soccer on a Generation adidas contract to solidify the 2011 MLS GA class.
Kitchen and Akron teammate Kofi Sarkodie were the final two targets to sign deals, joining Akron's Darlingon Nagbe, Zarek Valentin and Michael Nanchoff, Indiana's Will Bruin, Maryland's Zac MacMath and Penn State's Corey Hertzog. U.S. Under-20 striker Omar Salgado is also a member of the class, having signed his Generation adidas contract months ago.
The nine members of the Generation adidas class, the same group of players we identified last week, are all projected first-rounders, and we could see as many as eight of them going in the first ten picks of next months's MLS Draft.
Kitchen and Nagbe are the highest rated of the prospects while Nanchoff, who played his way into the group with a strong showing in the NCAA College Cup, is likely to be the final Generation adidas player taken. (For those wondering, the first SBI MLS Mock Draft will post on Wednesday).
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