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Who are the 10 youngest players ever signed to an MLS contract?

If you're good enough, you're old enough. And MLS has plenty of talent for which that aphorism rings true. 

Following Toronto FC's signing of 15-year-old Canadian youth international winger Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty to an MLS contract on Wednesday, there's a new entrant in the league's 10 youngest signings. 

In fact, he's the fourth to make the top 10 in the last calendar year. Teenage talent continues to burgeon in MLS, though still atop the list is former wunderkind Freddy Adu, who signed his first contract when he was just 14 years and 168 days old in 2004. 

Below is the list of how old each player was on the day they signed their MLS contract. 

The 10 youngest players signed in MLS all-time

Player (club) Age when signed Year signed
Freddy Adu (D.C. United) 14 years, 168 days 2004
Emmanuel Ochoa (San Jose Earthquakes) 14 years, 191 days 2019
Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire) 14 years, 297 days 2019
Joe Scally (New York City FC) 15 years, 83 days 2018
Gianluca Busio (Sporting Kansas City) 15 years, 89 days 2017
Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes) 15 years, 102 days 2019
Fuad Ibrahim (Toronto FC) 15 years, 130 days 2007
George Bello (Atlanta United) 15 years, 146 days 2017
Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas) 15 years, 147 days 2016
Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty (Toronto FC) 15 years, 220 days 2020

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