Hall, Wallace and GAs
The Insider has confirmed that midfielder Jeremy Hall and defender-midfielder Rodney Wallace, who decided to leave Maryland early to turn pro, are planning to sign with MLS. Negotiations are apparently in the late stages. There had been speculation that Europe was an option for both players. MLS is expected to unveil several Generation Adidas signings (non-college seniors) in the coming weeks. We told you the other day that Terps defender Omar Gonzalez passed up opportunities in Mexico to sign with MLS.
How much will a Generation Adidas player earn?
Last year's GAs selected in the first round were:
1. Chance Myers, K.C. $70,000 base/$130,000 guaranteed
2. Brek Shea, Dallas $45,000/$78,000
3. Tony Beltran, RSL $55,000/$90,000
5. Ciaran O'Brien, Colorado $45,000/$78,000
7. Patrick Nyarko, Chicago $45,000/$75,000
8. Josh Lambo, Dallas $45,000/$78,000
11. Roger Espinoza, K.C. $45,000/$78,000
13. Rob Valentino, N.E. $36,000/$53,000
The top non-GA picks were:
4. Sean Franklin, L.A. $36,000/$48,000
6. Andy Iro, Columbus $36,000/$53,000
Other GA veterans in the system this past season:
Quavas Kirk, DCU $100,000/$136,500
Amaechi Igwe, N.E. $70,000/$103,000
Abdus Ibrahim, Toronto $70,000/$103,000
Nico Colaluca, Colorado $70,000/$103,000
Bakary Soumare, Chicago $70,000/$103,000
GA contract terms are negotiated before the draft and do not count against a club's salary cap. After each season, MLS determines whether a player has graduated from the program and becomes a senior roster candidate, thus counting against the cap.
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