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Initial List of 2016 adidas MLS Player Combine Invitees Announced

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Initial List of 2016 adidas MLS Player Combine Invitees Announced
 
Invited players to showcase their talents in front of 20 MLS clubs in Fort Lauderdale, FL
 
NEW YORK (Friday, Dec. 11, 2015) – Major League Soccer today announced the 59 NCAA DI college players invited to participate in the 2016 adidas MLS Player Combine. Top collegiate players from across the country will showcase their talents in front of representatives from all 20 MLS clubs in Fort Lauderdale, FL from Jan. 7-12, 2016. All invited players will be eligible for selection in the 2016 SuperDraft presented by adidas which will take place on Thursday, Jan. 14 in Baltimore, MD.
 
A committee of MLS coaches and NCAA Division I coaches from every conference selected the invitees, all of whom completed their college eligibility this season. Additional invitees including Generation adidas signings, non-collegiate players, and more college seniors will be announced in the coming weeks. 
 
Headlining this year’s invitees are six semifinalists for the 2015 Men’s MAC Hermann Trophy. A pair of Clemson University teammates - Paul Clowes (ACC Midfielder of the Year) and Kyle Fisher (ACC Defender of the Year) – approach the Combine with accolades already in hand, and will look to wrap up their collegiate careers with a national championship in this year’s College Cup. Also still vying for a national championship is Stanford’s Brandon Vincent. The defender was dominant in Pac-12 play this season, earning conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and All-Pac-12 First Team honors. Creighton’s Timo Pitter won back-to-back BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year awards in 2014 and 2015, and finished his career ranked among the school’s Top 10 in goals (33) and points (87). University of North Carolina’s Jonathan Campbell anchored the Tar Heels’ backline this season, starting all 19 games for a defense that yielded the second fewest goals in the ACC. Lastly, forward Brandon Allen enters the Combine after securing his spot as Georgetown’s all-time leader in goals (50) and earning a unanimous First Team All-BIG EAST selection.
 
A mix of collegiate soccer head coaches and MLS Academy personnel will make up the Combine coaching staff.  Columbia University head coach Kevin Anderson, George Mason University head coach Greg Andrulis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee head coach Kris Kelderman and University of Akron head coach Jared Embick will serve as the head coaches for the four Combine teams. The assistant coaches will be announced at a later date.
 
  • Media interested in covering the 2016 adidas MLS Player Combine and/or the 2016 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas should contact Jane Sexton (Jane.Sexton@mlssoccer.com) to request a credential.
 
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2016 adidas MLS Player Combine NCAA DI College Participants
(Alphabetical by last name)
 
First Name
Last Name
School
Pos.
Hometown/Citizenship
BIO
Brandon
Allen
Georgetown University
FW
Old Bridge, NJ; USA
Emmanuel
Appiah
University of Cincinnati
MF
Westerville, OH; USA
Duncan
Backus
UC Santa Barbara
DF
Highland Village, TX; USA
Hadji
Barry
University of Central Florida
M/F
Rochester, NY; USA
Justin
Bilyeu
SIU-Edwardsville
DF
St. Louis, MO; USA
Colin
Bonner
UNC Wilmington
FW
Fulton, MD; USA
Bradley
Bourgeois
University of Tulsa
DF
Cypress, TX; USA
Neco
Brett
Robert Morris University
FW
Kingston, Jamaica; Jamaica
Jonathan
Campbell
UNC Chapel Hill
DF
Greensboro, NC; USA
Zach
Carroll
Michigan State
DF
Grand Blanc, MI; USA
Robert (TJ)
Casner
Clemson University
FW
Irvine, CA; USA
Dennis
Castillo
Virginia Commonwealth University
DF
San Jose, Costa Rica; Costa Rica
Paul
Clowes
Clemson University
MF
Cheshire, UK; UK
Tyler
David
Saint Louis University
MF/DF
Minneapolis, MN; USA
Mikhail
Doholis
Oregon State
MF
Vancouver, WA; USA
Liam
Doyle
Ohio State
DF
Isle of Man, UK; UK
Tsubasa
Endoh
University of Maryland
MF
Tokyo, Japan; Japan
Kyle
Fisher
Clemson University
DF
Easley, SC; USA
Michael
Gamble
Wake Forest University
FW
Columbia, MD; USA
Wade
Hamilton
Cal. Polytechnic State University
GK
Murrieta, CA; USA
Josh
Heard
University of Washington
M
Victoria, BC; Canada
Ryan
Herman
University of Washington
GK
Fall City, WA; USA
Brendan
Hines-Ike
University of South Florida
DF
Denver, CO; USA
Patrick
Hodan
University of Notre Dame
MF
Brookiefield, WI; USA
Femi
Hollinger-Janzen
Indiana University
FW
Goshen, IN; USA
Callum
Irving
University of Kentucky
GK
Vancouver, BC; Canada
Ryan
James
Bowling Green
MF
Mississauga, ON; Canada
Vincent
Keller
Creighton University
DF/MF
Freiburg, Germany; Germany
Max
Lachowecki
University of Notre Dame
DF
Evansville, IN; USA
Sven
Lissek
Furman University
GK
Sewau, Germany; Germany
Jamie
Luchini
Lehigh University
FW
Wexford, PA; USA
Mitchell
Lurie
Rutgers University
DF
Atlanta, GA; USA
Darius
Madison
UM Baltimore County
FW
Philadelphia, PA; USA
Ivan
Magalhaes
University of Maryland
DF
Sao Paulo, Brazil; Brazil
Antonio
Matarazzo
Columbia University
MF
Fair Lawn, NJ; USA/Italy
Zach
Mathers
Duke University
MF
Keller, TX; USA
Jordan
McCrary
UNC Chapel Hill
DF
Marietta, GA; USA
Chase
Minter
Cal. Polytechnic State University
MF
Heath, TX; USA
Vincent
Mitchell
Butler University
MF
Reckford Clarendon, Jamaica; Jamaica
James
Moberg
University of Washington
MF
Windsor, CA; USA
James
Nortey
Marquette University
FW
Accra, Ghana; Ghana
Kyle
Parker
UNC Charlotte
FW
Marvin, NC; USA
Timo
Pitter
Creighton University
MF/FW
Oberschwarzach, Germany; Germany
Ben
Polk
Syracuse University
FW
Herkimer, NY; USA
Keegan
Rosenberry
Georgetown University
DF
Ronks, PA; USA
Michael
Salazar
UC, Riverside
FW
Cayo, Belize; USA/Belize
Thomas
Sanner
Princeton University
FW
Indianapolis, IN; USA
Rodrigo
Saravia
Florida Gulf Coast University
MF
Guatemala City, Guatemala; Guatemala
Jordan
Schweitzer
University of Denver
MF
Everett, WA; USA/Canada
Cole
Seiler
Georgetown University
DF
Anderson, SC; USA
Keegan
Smith
University of San Diego
FW
Temecula, CA; USA
Andrew
Souders
University of Akron
DF
Amherst, OH; USA
Connor
Sparrow
Creighton University
GK
St. Louis, MO; USA
Mitchell
Taintor
Rutgers University
MF
Storrs, CT; USA
Tyler
Thompson
Stanford University
MF
Sacramento, CA; USA
Josh
Turnley
Georgetown University
DF
Beaver, PA; USA
Eric
Verso
Stanford University
MF
Los Angeles, CA; USA
Brandon
Vincent
Stanford University
DF
Valencia, CA; USA
Todd
Wharton
University of Virginia
MF
Glen Allen, VA; USA