We're kicking off our 2014 MLS SuperDraft player profiles today with a potential Generation adidas target, UCLA midfielder Leo Stolz.
There are some folks that believe Stolz will leave early for MLS while others believe he will return for his senior season next year. Seeing how the Bruins crashed out of the NCAA tournament last week, it could be very possible that Stolz will want to finish what he and his teammates started in 2013. But if he opts to take the MLS route, via a Generation adidas deal, you can expect him to be a top ten pick.
The German-born Stolz was the 2013 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year thanks to his 11 goals and eight assists on the year (three of his goals came from the penalty spot). Stolz was a general in the middle of the park for the Bruins, guiding them to a top ranking in the NCAA tournament. He has the impressive tools and skills to be a good leader in the middle of the park as well.
Stolz transferred from George Mason after the 2011 season and has been a major part in the Bruins' success over the last two seasons.
The Pac-12 Network had this nice video about Stolz, which also shows some highlights from this past season.