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FC Edmonton Academy and First Team standout Shamit Shome has been announced as part of Major League Soccer’s (MLS) 2017 Generation adidas class.
Shome, 19, will be eligible to take part in next week’s MLS Combine before entering the MLS SuperDraft. The Edmonton native and FC Edmonton Academy product signed his first professional contract with FC Edmonton in 2016 and made 26 appearances during last year’s North American Soccer League (NASL) campaign.
“We are very pleased for Shamit,” FC Edmonton coach Colin Miller said. “It is a wonderful opportunity for him. The bricks we have put in place with his development through the academy and of course the one year with the first team will now hopefully add to the strong foundation he will need to get the MLS First Team level. During the short period of time that he was in our first-team environment he improved a great deal, showed a lot of maturity, and humbleness.“
Miller added: “We’re very excited. I think it is a great advertisement for FC Edmonton – our academy and first team programs – and we wish Shamit the best of luck.”