Keegan Rosenberry and Darius Madison won't be signing to the Philadelphia Union or Bethlehem Steel - at least not yet.
The college seniors who both spent time in the Union Academy back in the pre-Development Academy days - back when it was a "club and country" setup where youth players would be called from area clubs to train and compete with the Academy in tournaments - are both entering the MLS SuperDraft.
Rosenberry, a senior right back at Georgetown and Madison, who played his senior season at UMBC after playing for Virginia his first three years, are among the 59 Division I players invited to participate in the 2016 adidas MLS Player Combine. Additional invitees, including Generation adidas signings, non-collegiate players and more college seniors will be announced in coming weeks.
Per Jonathan Tannenwald of philly.com, "The Union's homegrown claim on Rosenberry was denied by MLS, so he goes in the draft. Madison, however, is still a (Homegrown Player). He is in the combine/draft pool because he has not signed a contract yet. If he does, he comes out of the pool immediately."
They aren't the only players on the list with experience in an MLS youth setup. Georgetown forward Brandon Allen came through the New York Red Bulls Academy, Tulsa defender Bradley Bourgeois through Houston Dynamo's Academy and Kentucky goalkeeper Callum Irving through Vancouver Whitecaps.
Neco Brett, a prolific goalscorer from Jamaica who has played (along with Rosenberry and Madison) for the Union's PDL affiliate Reading United A.C. is also on the list. Brett scored 42 goals and had 16 assists in his career at Robert Morris.
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Other seniors with experience in the Philadelphia Union Academy who aren't on the initial combine list include Shane Campbell (Louisville), Quincy Thomas (Memphis), Thomas Shiiba (Navy), Joe Farrell (La Salle), Jared Martinelli (Temple), Sam Frymier (Duquesne), Michael Gonzalez (Penn State), Kyle Bitterman (Fordham) and Melvin Snoh (Georgetown).