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3. MLS: Initial adidas combine players announced
November 30th, 2006 8:07AM



MLS announced the initial list of 58 college seniors who will participate in the 2007 adidas MLS Player Combine Jan. 5-8 at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

The coaching staffs and general managers from all 13 MLS teams will be in attendance to scout talent for the 2007 MLS SuperDraft will be held on Jan. 12 in Indianapolis, Ind., in conjunction with the NSCAA Convention at the Indiana Convention Center. 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. These players will be announced in the near future.

Of the 48 players selected in the four rounds of the 2006 MLS SuperDraft, 23 had participated in the 2006 adidas MLS Player Combine.

GOALKEEPERS (5): Tally Hall (San Diego State); Justin Hughes (North Carolina); Chris Konopka (Providence); Phil Marfuggi (Clemson); Nick Noble (West Virginia).
DEFENDERS (11): 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 (SMU); Steve Purdy (California).
MIDFIELDERS (19): Rich Asante (Syracuse); Karim Boukhemis (Marshall); Bryan Byrne (UC Santa Barbara); Alex Cunliffe (Fairfield); Steven Curfman (Wake Forest); Greg Dalby (Notre Dame); John DiRaimondo (Saint Louis); Eric Ebert (California); John Michael Hayden (Indiana); Scott Jones (UNC 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 (SMU).
FORWARDS (23): Charles Altchek (Harvard); Gerardo Alvarez (Northwestern); Corey Ashe (North Carolina); Aaron Chandler (San Francisco); Adam Cristman (Virginia); Omar Cummings (Cincinnati); Andrew Daniels (Brown); Edson Elcock (Old Dominion); Brad Evans (UC Irvine); Robbie Findley (Oregon State); Jeff Gonsalves (Rhode Island); Willy Guadarrama (Campbell); Ryan Guy (San Diego); Chris Loftus (Duke); Jerson Monteiro (UAB); Frederico Moojen (Clemson); Simon Omekanda (Penn State); Riley O'Neill (Kentucky); Randi Patterson (UNC Greensboro); Dane Richards (Clemson); Mike Sambursky (South Carolina); Jarrod Smith (West Virginia); Erik Ustruck (Santa Clara).

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