Jan 15, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT
It seems like just the other day we were writing about the first group of MLS talent who grew up watching the league.
These were boys who were 8- or 10- or perhaps 12-years old when the league kicked the first Mitre ball back in 1996. We’re talking about a guy like Colorado’s Drew Moor, who attended the very first FC Dallas match and was old enough at the time to remember it today and talk about it now.
Well we’re sure past that now.
Credit Soccer America for this smart bit of reporting (along with apologies if someone else pointed this out first):
When D.C. United signed Michael Seaton, the event created a wee little bit of history. He is the first player signed who was born post-MLS launch; the Jamaican-born striker is 16, set to turn 17 in May.
Seaton, by the way, is D.C. United’s fifth home grown signing.
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