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Oregon State striker Danny Mwanga and Virginia midfielder Tony Tchani are two of five new players to have agreed to terms on Generation adidas contracts ahead of the 2010 MLS Draft, sources told SBI on Wednesday.
UCLA freshman standout Amobi Okugo, U.S. Under-17 defender Zachary Herold and California striker Andrew Wiedeman have also agreed to Generation adidas deals with MLS and will be available in the MLS Draft. All five players are represented by Wasserman Media Group.
Mwanga is considered a front-runner to be the first player chosen in the 2010 MLS Draft, with the Philadelphia Union believed to be interested in selecting the Congolese-born striker. Tchani is also expected to go early in the draft, and is projected as a Top Five selection.
The five players join Teal Bunbury, Blair Gavin, Dilly Duka and Jack McInerney as players who have signed Generation adidas contracts. Central Florida goalkeeper Sean Johnson has also signed a deal, according to SBI sources.
The 2010 MLS Draft is set for January 14 in Philadelphia.