With the 2012 MLS Draft just two weeks away, the 2012 MLS Generation adidas class took a step closer to being completed after the signing of the highest-rated unsigned underclassman.
UCLA playmaker Kelyn Rowe has signed a Generation adidas deal, sources told SBI on Wednesday. Rowe is the fifth player to sign a Generation adidas deal, joining Andrew Wenger, Darren Mattocks, UCLA teammate Chandler Hoffman and Sam Garza.
Rowe was named Pac-10 Player of the Year and helped lead UCLA to the College Cup semifinal. A skilled attacking midfielder who just recently took part in the U.S. Under-23 national team camp in Florida, Rowe is projected to be a Top Four pick in the upcoming MLS Draft.
Rowe's signing leaves University of North Carolina stars Billy Schuler and Enzo Martinez as the lone remaining top Generation adidas targets yet to sign with MLS. Schuler is weighing offers in Sweden.