The inaugural 2019 adidas MLS College Showcase will take place December 13-15 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The three-day event will give technical staffs from every MLS club an opportunity to scout the top collegiate prospects in the nation, including players with remaining NCAA eligibility. Included in the list of participating players are So. Jack Maher (Indiana) and So. Aedan Stanley (Duke). Both players competed for the STLFC Academy program and have seen action with Saint Louis FC. In addition, they have participated in USYNT Camps the past two years. In addition, Sr. Jorge Gonzalez (SIUE) has been invited to camp. MLS College Showcase includes Aedan Stanley and Jack Maher
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The 2019 adidas MLS College Showcase will feature 40 top college players, ranging from freshmen to seniors, participating in a series of training sessions, testing, interviews, and match play. This event will allow MLS clubs to interact with potential SuperDraft selections earlier in their collegiate careers without jeopardizing players’ collegiate eligibility.
The 2019 adidas MLS College Showcase occurs in conjunction with the 2019 NCAA Men’s College Cup and is a closed-door scouting event officially sanctioned by the NCAA. Players on the four teams still in College Cup contention will not participate in the 2019 adidas MLS College Showcase. However, technical staff from MLS clubs will attend the remaining College Cup matches in Cary, N.C. on Dec. 13 and Dec. 15.
Homegrown-eligible underclassmen players will not participate in the 2019 adidas MLS College Showcase.
While many of the players at the College Showcase will be eligible for the 2020 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas, the eligible player list for the 2020 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas will be announced at a later date. Visit MLSsoccer.com for the full list.