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2010 Generation adidas Graduation List

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HOUSTON - JULY 10:  Danny Cruz #5 of the Houston Dynamo prepares to puta shot on goal against the Columbus Crew in the firswt half at Robertson Stadium  on July 10 2010 in Houston Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON - JULY 10: Danny Cruz #5 of the Houston Dynamo prepares to puta shot on goal against the Columbus Crew in the firswt half at Robertson Stadium on July 10 2010 in Houston Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Every year MLS announces the names of players who are graduating from the Generation adidas program.

Generation adidas contracts provide the opportunity for players to leave college early and continue to develop their soccer careers in MLS. The salaries of these players are greater than the league minimum and the players are also provided educational funds should they decide to return to school. Their salaries also do not count against a club's salary budget, allowing teams to afford them time to develop.

Basically, the following players salaries will now count against their team's cap and they can either be protected or exposed in next week's expansion draft.

The only Houston Dynamo player in the GA program is Danny Cruz and he was not graduated this season. FC Dallas was the hardest hit, having three players graduated, all of whom make over $100k a season.

 

Here is the 2010 list:

Eric Avila (FC Dallas)
Nico Colaluca (New England Revolution)
Roger Espinoza (Kansas City)
Stefan Frei (Toronto FC)
Bruno Guarda (FC Dallas)
Baggio Husidic (Chicago Fire)
Fuad Ibrahim (Toronto FC)
Chance Myers (Kansas City)
Alex Nimo (Real Salt Lake)
Ciaran O'Brien (Colorado Rapids)
Brek Shea (FC Dallas)