Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Finlay leads goal parade
by Paul Kennedy, January 9th, 2012 1:15AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  college men, mls

MOST COMMENTED

[ADIDAS MLS COMBINE] If it was goals MLS coaches were looking for at the 2012 adidas MLS Player Combine in Lauderhill, Fla., they saw plenty of them as the first four matches produced 14 goals. Creighton's Ryan Finlay needed only 31 minutes to score a hat trick on Sunday, while two other established college strikers, Chandler Hoffman (UCLA) and Casey Townsend (Maryland), both had their second goals in two games, both winning efforts.

Game 1
adiPower 3 Prime 2
Chandler Hoffman broke a 2-2 tie in the 80th minute to earn adiPower the win in the opening game of the Combine. adiPower had twice come back from one goal down on goals by Maryland's Casey Townsend and Brazilian Yuri Goentzvaig, one of seven foreign imports brought in for MLS coaches to review. Notre Dame's Brendan King, son of longtime U.S. Soccer executive Tom King, and Paraguayan Aldo Paniagua scored for Prime.

Game 2
adiZero 0 adiPure 0.
Uruguay-born Enzo Martinez missed a late penalty that would have given adiZero the win. The North Carolina star, who recently signed a Generation adidas contract, was nonetheless one of the best players in the field.

Game 3
adiPower 2 adiZero 1.
Hoffman and Townsend both had their second goals of the combine to lead adiPower to its second win of the Combine. Evan James of NCAA Division runner-up Charlotte had the lone goal for adiZero.

Game 4
adiPure 4 Prime 2.
Ethan Finlay scored a hat trick in the first 31 minutes, and Englishman Like Holmes, who played his last year of college ball at Akron after starring in the NAIA, scored in the 17th minute to give adiPure a 4-0 lead at the half. Prime came back and reduced the deficit on goals by James Kiffe (UC Santa Barbara) and Canadian resident Babayele Sodade (UAB), a late addition to the Combine.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Former MLS players dominate MLS coaching ranks    
The first 19 MLS titles have been won by 12 coaches. Six of the 20 current ...
D.C. United wins second leg but loses CCL series    
Needing a three-goal victory to advance in the Concacaf Champions League, D.C. United came up short ...
MLS CBA deal: who got what? what gave up what?    
An agreement in principle was reached between MLS and the MLS Players Union early Wednesday evening ...
What They're Saying: NBA player Luol Deng    
"We played with balls made of socks, or put a towel over a balloon and wrapped ...
What They're Saying: MLS fan Jon Fish    
"It's just a little nudge from the fans to the league and the players' union, 'Hey ...
Video Pick: How Messi and Neymar warm up     
Lionel Messi and Neymar entertain even before the game. Here's a 30-second glimpse of them warming ...
Three takeaways from USA-Norway    
Carli Lloyd once again flashed her goalscoring prowess to rally the USA from a 1-0 deficit ...
Road to Vancouver: Sweden stuns Germany at Algarve Cup    
The USA survived a scare from Norway, but Germany and Japan weren't so lucky, falling on ...
MLS and union headed deep into overtime    
Talks between representatives of MLS and the MLS Players Union continued Wednesday as they attempted to ...
Frank Klopas on Montreal miracle: 'God never sleeps'    
The Montreal Impact made history when it became the first Canadian team (and just third MLS ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives