2014 MLS SuperDraft: Five Potential Generation Adidas Players

2014 MLS SuperDraft: Five Potential Generation Adidas Players

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 19, 2013
  • 2014 MLS SuperDraft, Features, Generation adidas
Omar Holness is beginning to stand out for UNC. (Photo via UNC Athletics/Jeffrey A. Camarati)

Omar Holness is beginning to stand out for UNC. (Photo via UNC Athletics/Jeffrey A. Camarati)

[Quick programing note: I’ve been a tad busy this week, so forgive me for not putting out some posts like normal over the last day or so. This time of the year always gets busy for me.]

Time to get back on the 2014 SuperDraft wagon here. Earlier this summer I previewed several players worth watching this season in the college game and after a few weeks of play, I figured it would be a good time to pick out five players that have potential Generation adidas status written all over them. Yes, I put the emphasis on potential there for a reason as one or more of these guys could end up staying in school for another season or not go the MLS route all together.

Also, there is a chance that I’ve already talked about these guys before. 

A.J. Corrado, Jr., M, Indiana – One of the more underrated players in my book. Corrado is a true playmaker in the midfield for the Hoosiers. He bagged 12 assists last season along the way to a College Cup title. He is also a pre-dentistry major in school, so you know the guy has the brains to do whatever he wants.

Omar Holness, Fr., M, North Carolina – The more I watch UNC this season the more I gravitate towards Holness. For a Freshman, this kid has the size to do well in MLS (6 foot, 170 pounds). He is a former U17 Jamaican national teamer, so in a way he is in the mold of a Omar Cummings or Ryan Johnson.

Joshua Yaro, Fr., D, Georgetown – If you want a can’t miss-type of young player, Yaro is definitely that. The Ghanian youth player has that special it factor for me already. He is currently playing as a center back, but he has the athleticism to play outside back and the range to play as a defensive midfielder. MLS teams are already drooling over what they could do with him. 

Marlon Hairston, So, F, Louisville – Hairston showed well with the U.S. U20 Men’s National Team earlier in 2013 in a training camp in Southern California. MLS teams know him and know what he is about. Hairston has the pace to cover a ton of ground in the midfield and is versatile enough to play in multiple spots on the field.

Andre Blake, Jr., GK, Connecticut – It almost has to happen this year for Blake. He’s a team leader now with the Huskies and quite frankly as one MLS scout told me, he’s too good of a talent not to sign after this season.

Other potentials for another post: Larry Ndjock, So, M, Loyola (MD), Joe Sofia, Jr., D, UCLA, Tim Parker, Jr., D, St. Johns, Axel Sjoberg, So., D, Marquette.