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2. MLS: College players invited to combine
November 29th, 2006 3:05PM



MLS has named the first 58 players -- from 44 Division I schools -- who will attend a combine in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Jan. 5-8 to be viewed by MLS coaches in preparation for the 2007 MLS SuperDraft Jan. 12 in Indianapolis.

Last year, 23 of the 48 players selected in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft participated in the 2006 combine.

The 58 players were chosen by a select panel of Division I college coaches who nominated and voted for players in conjunction with MLS coaches.

Youth players from the Generation adidas program will join additional collegiate players from NCAA Division II and III schools, NAIA schools and Division I alternates to finalize the 2007 adidas Player Combine.

The players will be divided into four teams and coached by college coaches John Trask (Illinois at Chicago), John Rennie (Duke), Mike Noonan (Brown) and Greg Andrulis (George Mason).

Division I college players selected for MLS combine:
GOALKEEPERS: Talmon Hall (San Diego State), Justin Hughes (North Carolina), Chris Konopka (Providence College), Phil Marfuggi (Clemson), Nick Noble (West Virginia).
DEFENDERS: Andrew Boyens (New Mexico), Ty Harden (Washington), Michael Harrington (North Carolina), Kyle Helton (Duke), Aaron Hohlbein (Wisconsin), Zach Kirby (Boston), Hugh MacDonald (Monmouth), Nigel Marples (Towson), Billy Meier (Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Jay Needham (Southern Methodist), Steve Purdy (California).
MIDFIELDERS: Rich Asante (Syracuse), Karim Boukhemis (Marshall), Bryan Byrne (California-Santa Barbara), Alex Cunliffe (Fairfield), Steven Curfman (Wake Forest), Greg Dalby (Notre Dame), John DiRaimondo (St. Louis), Eric Ebert (California), John Michael Hayden (Indiana), Scott Jones (North Carolina - Greensboro), Jared Kent (Old Dominion), Nick LaBrocca (Rutgers), Justin McGrane (Northern Illinois), Nate Norman (Notre Dame), Ryan Solle (Wake Forest), Wells Thompson (Wake Forest), Josh Tudela (Indiana), Sinisa Ubiparipovic (Akron), Chase Wileman (Southern Methodist).
FORWARDS: Charles Altchek (Harvard), Gerardo Alvarez (Northwestern), Corey Ashe (North Carolina), Aaron Chandler (San Francisco), Adam Christman (Virginia), Omar Cummings (The of Cincinatti), Andrew Daniels (Brown), Edson Elcock (Old Dominion), Brad Evans (California-Irvine), Robbie Findley (Oregon State), Jeff Gonsalves (Rhode Island), Willy Guadarrama (Campbell), Ryan Guy (San Diego), Chris Loftus (Duke), Jerson Monteiro (Alabama at Birmingham), Frederico Moojen (Clemson), Simon Omekanda (Penn State), Riley O'Neill (Kentucky), Randi Patterson (North Carolina-Greensboro), Dane Richards (Clemson), Mike Sambursky (South Carolina), Jarrod Smith (West Virginia), Erik Ustruck (Santa Clara).

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