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)