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Connecticut's O'Brian White Signs MLS Deal

Connecticut's O'Brian White Signs MLS Deal

The UConn standout, thought by some to be headed to Europe, has inked a deal with Major League Soccer.

UConn senior forward O'Brian White has inked an MLS deal and will be available in tomorrow's SuperDraft, a league source tells Goal.com.

White, 23, turned down a Generation adidas contract prior to the 2008 MLS SuperDraft after leading the nation in scoring in 2007 with 23 goals. He was awarded the 2007 Hermann Trophy.

He scored six goals in 14 games this past season before suffering an ACL injury in October that ruled him out for the rest of the year.

The rehab may impact White's availability for the start of the MLS season.

White had some European interest, but instead decided to sign with MLS. By signing a MLS deal prior to the draft, White likely will ensure his place in the first round, especially given the other strikers available.

White, a native of Scarborough, Ontario, holds Canadian citizenship and has expressed interest in playing in Toronto, according to a recent interview with the Toronto Sun.

--Kyle McCarthy, Goal.com

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