George Bello - Lagos Kunga - Patrick Okonkwo - Atlanta United - promo

One of the many ways MLS teams can sign players is the Homegrown Player rule. Homegrown players are eligible to be signed directly by MLS teams, without going through the MLS SuperDraft, if they have played at least one year in the team's academy and met the necessary training and retention requirements.


To keep track of the youngsters who are signing Homegrown deals, here's a list of all of the players who have signed for the 2018 season:

<strong>Name</strong>
<strong>Position</strong>
<strong>Team</strong>
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/george-bello">George Bello</a>
D
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/meta/club/atlanta">Atlanta United</a>
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/lagos-kunga">Lagos Kunga</a>
F
Atlanta United
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/patrick-okonkwo">Patrick Okonkwo</a>
F
Atlanta United
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/brandon-servania">Brandon Servania</a>
M
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/meta/club/fc-dallas">FC Dallas</a>
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/james-pantemis">James Pantemis</a>
GK
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/meta/club/montreal">Montreal Impact</a>
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/thomas-meilleur-giguere">Thomas Meilleur-Giguere</a>
D
Montreal Impact
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/isaac-angking">Isaac Angking</a>
M
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/meta/club/new-england">New England Revolution</a>
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/kevin-politz">Kevin Politz</a>
D
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/meta/club/ny-red-bulls">New York Red Bulls</a>
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/anthony-fontana">Anthony Fontana</a>
M
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/meta/club/philadelphia">Philadelphia Union</a>
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/aaron-herrera">Aaron Herrera</a>
D
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/meta/club/real-salt-lake">Real Salt Lake</a>
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/corey-baird">Corey Baird</a>
F
Real Salt Lake
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/jt-marcinkowski">JT Marcinkowski</a>
GK
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/meta/club/san-jose">San Jose Earthquakes</a>
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/jacob-akanyirige">Jacob Akanyirige</a>
D
San Jose Earthquakes
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/ayo-akinola">Ayo Akinola</a>
F
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/meta/club/toronto-fc">Toronto FC</a>
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/players/david-norman-jr">David Norman Jr.</a>
M
<a href="https://www.mlssoccer.com/meta/club/vancouver">Vancouver Whitecaps FC</a>