The MLS Generation adidas class will feature nine players after the league secured the signings of three players on Wednesday night.
South Florida striker Dom Dwyer, Creighton fullback Tyler Polak and UConn central defender Andrew Jean-Baptiste were all signed to Generation adidas contracts after being made offers on Tuesday, sources told SBI. The three signings came after MLS failed to secure the services of North Carolina forward Billy Schuler and opened up their search for signings to the three remaining candidates.
Here is the full Generation adidas class:
Andrew Wenger (Duke), Darren Mattocks (Akron), Kelyn Rowe (UCLA), Enzo Martinez (North Carolina), Chandler Hoffman (UCLA), Sam Garza (UCSB), Dom Dwyer (South Florida), Tyler Polak (Creighton), Andrew Jean-Baptiste (UConn).
All nine players are projected to be first-round picks in the 2012 MLS Draft, which takes place a week from today in Kansas City.
MLS is still on contract negotiations with U.S. Under-17 playmaker Junior Flores, but salary demands could keep the deal from happening. Flores could ultimately be signed after the MLS Draft, where he would then go into a weighted lottery, a scenario that seems more likely considering the fact Flores is just 15 and lottery would increase the chances of having Flores land with a team that is a good fit for him.