Is it official, league office confirmation? No. But unless Walker Zimmerman's been badly misled, it looks like the 2013 MLS Generation adidas class has grown by one:
CORRECTION: D.C. United has not yet clinched Carolina Challenge Cup championship. I apologize for the confusion. #MLS— Andrew Wiebe (@AndrewWiebe_MLS) March 3, 2012
Zimmerman actually tweeted something to that effect last week as well, so he's a little gun-jumpy. Anyway, here's what our man Daniel Robertson says about him in his latest scouting report:
"Big center back, doesn't turn 20 until May and will need some apprenticeship, but his ceiling is higher than any other defender in the draft."
Consensus around the league has him going somewhere in the top five. If TFC hadn't just landed Gale Agbossoumonde, Zimmerman could have gone No. 3. And he still might.