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MLS signs four more players ahead of draft

Article Written by TopDrawerSoccer
Published: January 13, 2015

Major League Soccer today announced the signings of four  additional college seniors in advance of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas which will be held on Thursday, January 15 in Philadelphia, PA. Two NSCAA All-Americans are included in the new crop of signings, while all four players have earned All-Conference honors.

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Headlining the crop of young talent is University of North Carolina standout and MAC Hermann Trophy finalist Andy Craven. The Georgia native tied for the national lead in goals with 15, while also registering five assists for the Tar Heels last year, landing him on the NSCAA All-America First Team. Also highlighting the new signees is University of California product Connor Hallisey, a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist. The Bears midfielder posted nine goals and 12 assists in 2014, earning him NSCAA All-America Second Team honors. A total of 12 college standouts have now signed with MLS in 2015.
 
Below is a list of the additional signed college seniors:
 
D Saad Abdul-Salaam, Akron

M Connor Hallisey, California
 
F Andy Craven, North Carolina
 
M Akeil Barrett, Tulsa
 
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