On the heels of revelations that MLS is expected to add two roster spots expressly for Homegrown Players, it looks as though the Seattle Sounders will be putting those to immediate use.
Sounders Academy products Seyi Adekoya and Henry Wingo are both expected to sign senior-team deals in the coming days, according to a report in Goal.com. They would become the eighth and ninth players to be signed as Sounders Homegrown Players since DeAndre Yedlin became the team’s first in 2013.
Adekoya, who attended Lakeside School in north Seattle, is considered one of the top forwards in the college game and had a breakout campaign as a sophomore at UCLA in which he scored 12 goals in 20 appearances. Although Adekoya’s production dropped off this year, just three goals and three assists, he’s still widely considered a solid MLS prospect and was measured as the Sounders Academy’s fastest player.
Wingo went to high school in Shoreline at Shorecrest and has been most effective as a wide player, although he’s also played as a central midfielder. He only scored one goal this season, but he’s considered to have a polished skill set.