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Generation adidas: Q&A with Andrew Wenger

After a three standout seasons at Duke University, Andrew Wenger decided to pursue an opportunity with MLS, signing a Generation adidas deal this week and entering the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. caught up with Wenger from Florida, where he’s been a part of the US Under 23 Olympic training camp under head coach Caleb Porter. What are your thoughts on signing a deal with MLS?

Wenger: I’m excited. It’s always something I’ve always looked for and a goal. I’m excited and anxious for it to finally be here. Was it a hard decision to leave Duke a year early?

Wenger: I think I kind of always planned that if the opportunity arose — if it all worked out — that I would jump on it. What would you say are your strengths as a player?

Wenger: Obviously, my versatility is a strength, but also at times a weakness. I think I’m just a very good overall, solid soccer player. To that point, you played up front this year after two years as a center back. Do you have any thoughts on where you might end up playing in MLS?

Wenger: My goal is to get on the field to play and contribute. I think I feel most comfortable playing in the back more or in the back half of the field. But wherever the coach needs me. What are your thoughts on trying to make the Olympic team?

Wenger: I think growing up everybody always watches the Olympics, and it’s a goal to be there whether you’re watching it or playing in it. I think that goal hasn’t changed.