3. MLS: Initial adidas combine players announced
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
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.
2007 ADIDAS MLS PLAYER COMBINE LIST
GOALKEEPERS (5): Tally Hall
(San Diego State); Justin Hughes (North
Carolina); Chris Konopka (Providence); Phil Marfuggi (Clemson); Nick
Noble (West Virginia).
(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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