MLS Heavily Pursuing Junior Flores

MLS Heavily Pursuing Junior Flores

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On January 5, 2012
  • 2012 MLS SuperDraft, Features, Generation adidas, Junior Flores

It isn’t every day that a bright young player like Junior Flores comes around. Major League Soccer knows it and is trying desperately to add him to their 2012 Generation adidas class.

Reports from the Washington Post say that the league has already offered Flores a lucrative GA contract, one likely to be on the high end of those deals signed in this class.

Why is Flores being courted so much?

Simple, the 15-year old is a star in the making. He led Manassas Park High School to a Virginia state championship as a freshman last spring, and had a goal and three assists for the U.S. under-17s in the Nike International Friendlies in late November, leading them to the tournament championship.

And he is also being sought after by several teams overseas, including German club Borussia Dortmund.

Plenty of MLS teams want to get their hands on this attacking midfielder. Most feel they can bring him up slowly and make him into a star rather than putting him out there on day one like some other teenagers have done in the past in MLS. The Post article says that Seattle, San Jose, Dallas and Chicago are interested in him. More than likely a few other teams are as well including a club near his home town, DC United.

Should he sign a GA deal he will add even more depth to the already attacking-heavy draft class.