The 2014 Generation adidas class has just added Alec Cochran according to Soccer by Ives.
— soccerSTL (@SoccerSTL) January 6, 2014
Each year, MLS and adidas select a class (8-12 players) of the best collegiate and amateur players who are not currently in an MLS Academy, giving them an opportunity to leave college early, or skip college entirely. Recent GA players including current LA Galaxy and US MNT player Omar Gonzalez (2009) as well as Jozy Altidore, Sacha Kljestan and Brek Shea.
The 2014 class will be eligible for the MLS SuperDraft which will January 16th
Generation adidas players do not count against an MLS team’s salary budget. Players who join MLS as part of the Generation adidas program receive educational grants to further their college education, which means Cochran (a junior) would be in a position to also complete his education outside of his MLS career.
MLS announced nine more participants in the 2014 adidas MLS Player Combine, set to begin on Jan. 10 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
AJ signed his Generation Adidas Contract today. Good luck to AJ at the MKS Combine and Draft. pic.twitter.com/M2krPkNqlQ
— Mike Deane (@DinoSoccer) January 7, 2014