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Wake Forest and Ohio State players picked for pro combine
December 13th, 2007 8:01AM



Three players each from Men's College Cup finalists Wake Forest (Brian Edwards, Julian Valentin and Pat Phelan) and Ohio State (Casey Latchem, Eric Brunner and Xavier Balc) head the initial list of 54 players invited to the 2008 adidas MLS Player Combine, which will be held Jan. 11-15 at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

No players from the other two final four participants, Massachusetts and Virginia Tech, were selected.

The draft concludes three days before the 2008 MLS SuperDraft to be held on Jan. 18 in Baltimore.

Four college coaches -- Mike Jeffries, the Duke assistant head coach, Ed Kelly, head coach at Boston College for the past 20 seasons, Bobby Muuss, in his first season as the head coach at Denver after six years as the top assistant coach at Wake Forest, and Tim Lenahan, head coach of Northwestern -- will work with the four teams that will be formed for the combine.

2008 adidas MLS Player Combine
Boston College
Sherron Manswell (Trinidad & Tobago)

Matthew Britner (Canada)

Andrew Jacobson
Luke Sassano

Cal State Northridge
Sean Franklin

Julius James (Trinidad & Tobago)
Ryan Cordeiro

Joe Germanese
Michael Videira

Jonathan Leathers
Shea Salinas

George Josten

Stephen King

Michigan State
Rauwshan McKenzie

North Carolina State
El Hadj Cisse
Hugh Cronin

North Carolina
Andre Sherard

David Roth

Notre Dame
Ryan Miller
Joseph Lapira

Old Dominion
David Horst
Yomby William (Cameroon)
AJ Kulp

Ohio State
Casey Latchem
Eric Brunner
Xavier Balc

Ryan Maduro

Rhode Island
Geoff Cameron
Lukasz Tumicz (Poland)

Saint Louis
Brian Grazier

Santa Clara
Matt Hatzke
Peter Lowry

Ben Shuleva
Steve Sandbo
Adrian Chevannes

Andrew Kartunen
Scott Bolkan

Pat Healy

Brandon Owens
Mike Zaher

UC Santa Barbara
Andy Iro (England)

Pavle Dundjer (Serbia)
Cesar Zambrano

Dominic Cervi
Eric Burkholder

UNC Greensboro
David Worthen

Jeremy Barlow

Ely Allen
Kevin Forrest

Wake Forest
Brian Edwards
Julian Valentin
Pat Phelan

West Virginia
Dan Stratford (England)
Andy Wright (England)


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