Today the Houston Dynamo added two collegiate players striker Jason Johnson out of VCU and left back Jimmy Nealis out of Georgetown via the MLS Super-draft in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The two players will look to make an impact in their first year of professional soccer.
Picked number 13 the Dynamo have added a striker with pace and international experience with Jamaica and comes out of Virginia Commonwealth University.
Johnson, 22 will fit in nicely with the Jamaican contingent on the Dynamo with Jermain Taylor, JeVaughan Watson and Omar Cummings.
Additionally he adds a few unique qualities to the stable of strikers the Dynamo have with Will Bruin, Omar Cummings, Brian Ching, Cam Weaver, and the injured Calen Carr.
He seems to be able to create chances for himself and can stretch defenses with his speed.
Additionally, his is listed as Generation Adidas and does not count against the Dynamo salary cap.
Picked 37 Nealis helped to lead Georgetown to the NCAA College Cup final after upsetting the University of Maryland.
The left back it is hoped can adapt into an MLS quality left sided defender.
He could help provide cover for Cory Ashe but remember the Dynamo can in a pinch move Jermaine Taylor to left back and bring on new signing Eric Brunner.
Nealis is tall, can get up and down out wide and of course is naturally left footed.
Calling the college cup final I was impressed with his desire, competitive nature and educated left foot. Can it translate to MLS?
Two picks of promise.