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Players invited to 2009 adidas MLS Player Combine
December 11th, 2008 7AM



[MLS] Major League Soccer released the initial list of 65 college seniors -- 55 Americans or green-card holders and 10 foreigners -- from 45 Division I schools who have been invited to participate in the 2009 adidas MLS Player Combine.

The annual player combine will be held at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Jan. 9-13, 2009. The 2009 MLS SuperDraft will take place Jan. 15 at the NSCAA Convention in St. Louis.

Each team will be led by an experienced Division I coach:

-- Santa Clara coach Cam Rast (Team adidas Tiro);
-- Akron coach Caleb Porter (Team Predator PowerSwerve);
-- Providence coach Chaka Daley (Team adiTunit); and
-- Notre Dame coach Bobby Clark (Team adiPure).
GOALKEEPERS (7): Chris Brown (Boston College); Evan Bush (Akron); Steward Ceus (Albany); Alec Dufty (Evansville); Neal Kitson (St. John's); Milos Kocic (Loyola, Md.-Serbia); Sean Milligan (Dartmouth);
DEFENDERS (20): Lyle Adams (Wake Forest); Calum Angus (Saint Louis-England); Trevor Banks (Old Dominion); Darius Barnes (Duke); Rhett Bernstein (Brown); Matt Besler (Notre Dame); Evan Brown (Wake Forest); Oscar Castillo (Connecticut); Chris Clements (Tulsa); AJ Delagarza (Maryland); Paul Gerstenberger (Boston College); David Hertel (Michigan State); Wes Knight (College of Charleston); Otto Loewy (Winthrop); Yohance Marshall (South Florida-Trinidad & Tobago); Ryan Mirsky (SMU); Jide Ogunbiyi (Santa Clara); Kyle Russell (Coastal Carolina); Seth Sinovic (Creighton); Jack Traynor (Notre Dame);
MIDFIELDERS/FORWARDS (38): Kwame Adjeman-Pamboe (George Mason); Quincy Amarikwa (UC Davis); Brandon Barklage (Saint Louis); Josh Boateng (Liberty-Ghana); Graciano Brito (Quinnipiac); Pav Castenada (Duke); Aaron Clapham (Louisville); Raphael Cox (Washington); Sam Cronin (Wake Forest); Dylan Curtis (UC Davis); Doug DeMartin (Michigan State); Jokul Elisabetarson (UNC Greensboro-Iceland); Michael Fucito (Harvard); Andrei Gotsmanov (Creighton); Mike Grella (Duke); Alex Grendi (Pennsylvania); Juan Guerra (Florida International); Jeffrey Harwell (SMU); Bryan Irwin (Portland); Richard Jata (Campbell); George John (Washington); Keum Sung Kim (Loyola, Ill.); Michael Lahoud (Wake Forest); Ryan Maduro (Providence); Patrick Murray (Furman); Kyle Patterson (Saint Louis-England); Nick Perera (UC Santa Barbara-Spain); Chris Pontius (UC Santa Barbara); Matt Poole (Virginia); Akeem Priestley (Connecticut-Jamaica); Daniel Revivo (Winthrop-Canada); Tosaint Ricketts (Wisconsin-Green Bay-Canada); Brad Ring (Indiana); Chris Salvaggione (Charlotte); Jordan Seabrook (South Florida); Marcus Tracy (Wake Forest); Nick Zimmerman (James Madison); Graham Zusi (Maryland).


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