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Larin, Roldan highlight 5-player Generation adidas class

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By RYAN TOLMICH

The five-player Generation adidas class is officially complete ahead of next week’s MLS SuperDraft.

Headlining the class is the top prospect on the SBI Big Board, UConn forward Cyle Larin, as well as No. 2 and No. 3 in Washington midfielder Christian Roldan and Central Florida forward Romario Williams, respectively. Rounding out the class is top goalkeeping prospect Alex Bono out of Syracuse and NC State defender Connor Donovan.

Bono and Roldan both enter the draft with the distinction of being named All-Americans, while Larin and Donovan are currently preparing to participate in the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championships with Canada and the U.S., respectively.

In addition, the league announced that five international players would partake in the upcoming MLS Combine.¬†Adrian Antonio Reta (Argentina), Braian Matias Acuna (Argentina), Carlos Alberto Riascos Guaza (Colombia), Vladimir Eric Hood (USA/Peru) and Juan Carlos Moscosa (Dominican Republic) will all be on hand in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with Moscosa earning his invite to the combine after impressing at last week’s Caribbean Combine.

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What do you think of the Generation adidas class? Which of these players do you expect to make the biggest impact in MLS?

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  1. what kind of money do they offer these kids? andre blake was GA last year and got 1 game. i know hes training every day in a “professional environment” but is that better than getting 20+ games in NCAA? Just trying to figure out if the money is worth that trade off.

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    • Well now they’re USL Pro as well, so that increases the chances of these guys getting minutes.
      Christian Dean played like 2 minutes for Vancouver, and he was picked third overall.

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      • speaks volumes about the opportunities young (and american) players get in this league overall.

        not that they have to, but the league is trying to be both a developmental league (GA, homegrown players) as well as an exciting league (importing high-priced players from around the world). interesting time for the league…

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