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Terps Update

Omar Gonzalez, the 6-foot-5 junior defender who helped Maryland win the NCAA championship, has turned down two offers from Mexican clubs to sign a Generation Adidas contract with MLS, the Insider has learned. The Dallas native signed with Proactive Sports Management, which also handles, among others, half the USA national team, Brad Friedel, Ryan Nelsen and just got a deal for Michael Parkhurst in Denmark.

Meantime, I am hearing that fellow Terps Jeremy Hall, a junior, and Rodney Wallace, a sophomore, are signing with Wasserman Media Group, another agency titan with clients in Europe and MLS. Indications are that they plan to join MLS as well, but I'm still awaiting confirmation. If so, all three Terps seem certain to hear their names called early in the Jan. 15 draft.

By Steve Goff  |  December 21, 2008; 12:09 AM ET
Categories:  College Soccer , MLS  
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Thanks for the update Steve.
Do you expect any word on Namoff before the new year?
Read that Seattle's DP had hip surgery...
Sure hoping our #10 comes back ready to play, and not pining for River Plate...

Posted by: DadRyan | December 21, 2008 12:28 AM | Report abuse

What kind of money were the Mexican clubs offering? Gen Addidas contracts are they that lucrative?

Posted by: cr10 | December 21, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Kirk was making 80,000 or more as Gen Adidas, and he wasn't even any good.

Posted by: fischy | December 21, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

United has two first round draft picks, and this is a very talented crop of Terps. I'd be very disappointed if we don't wind up with one of them.

I'd be thrilled to grab Gonzalez if he's available with the 6th overall pick. If not, I'm looking for Delagarza or Zusi in the 2nd or 3rd round.

Posted by: DCUMD | December 22, 2008 8:21 AM | Report abuse

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