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MLS Draft Gets Deeper as Michael Tetteh leaves UCSB for Generation Adidas Contract

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In light of the news that Michael Tetteh signed with MLS under the Generation Adidas program leaving UC-Santa Barbara with one year of eligibility it should be noted that the draft got a touch deeper today. The left-footed left midfielder/left wingback is a native of Ghana who played high school and college ball in California.

In high school he played all over the place, but had success as a forward. His 2010 season was a little off with injuries limiting playing time. In his three years on the team he tallied 6 goals and 8 assists in 59 matches played, with 50 of those as starts. Tetteh also earned several honors in 2009 with the Gauchos. His full bio is here.

 CAREER STATISTICS
Year	MP	MS	G	A	P	Shots	GWG
2008	20	16	2	1	5	20	0
2009	24	22	1	5	7	33	0
2010	15	12	3	2	8	21	0
Totals	59	50	6	8	20	74	0

Ives points out in his post on the Tetteh signing that MLS and Adidas have been trying to sign him all year, and that Michael will be added to the Combine. An updated big board immediately puts Tetteh in the area where Seattle will pick at #12 for overall talent, so for Seattle at 11 he's an option. If there is a need on this team wingback depth would be it, with only James Riley having an even close to the speed and Leo Gonzalez having the ball control. Tyson Wahl and Zach Scott have proven themselves to be more fullbacks than wingbacks.

While his real MLS SuperDraft position will depend on his Combine performance, in tonight's SBN Mock Draft Tetteh immediately appears on my short list.