Congratulations to three SLSG Alumni MLS SuperDraft Picks! A.J. COCHRAN from University of Wisconsin, JOHN BERNER – SIU-Edewardsville and ADNAN GABELJIC from Saint Louis University.
AJ Cochran (Defender) was picked in the first round by the Houston Dynamo. AJ was the #16 overall pick and in Houston will join SLSG Alumni Brad Davis and Will Bruin.
John Berner (Goalkeeper) was #35 overall by Colorado Rapids. Adnan Gabeljic (Forward) was the #38 pick overall by Sporting Kansas City.
Earlier, AJ signed with Major League Soccer’s 2014 Generation adidas class. Major League Soccer announced the signings of Christian Dean (California),AJ Cochran (Wisconsin), Damion Lowe (Hartford) to Generation adidas contracts, completing the 2014 class of seven players.
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.
AJ grew up playing for SLSG Missouri and before leaving for the University of Wisconsin, led the SLSG’s U18 US Soccer Development Academy Team in 2011.
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